4 top pitching prospects that could lead the Cubs to a dominant spring

The Chicago Cubs signed Shota Imanaga this offseason and are expecting a bounceback from Jameson Taillon. However, there may be even more intriguing pitching stories if you look a little deeper.

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Luke Little LHP

Little is his last name but it is not what defines him because he is an absolute mammoth of a human being coming out of the bullpen at 6’8 220 pounds. He may be my favorite pitching prospect in the system coming in as our number 14 prospect (even including Cade Horton) because a big lefty that can get strikeouts is a valuable commodity even if it’s in the bullpen.

Last season he pitched 63.2 innings and had a 2.12 ERA with 105 strikeouts and 42 walks. He will get every opportunity to earn a spot in the bullpen to start the year and could work his way into a high-leverage role at the end of games if he can get off to a hot start.