5 Chicago Cubs players that helped their case during Spring Training

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5 Chicago Cubs that helped their case - 4. Justin Steele

In the second half of 2022. Justin Steele broke out for the Cubs in a major way. After recording a 0.90 in 33 IP in the second half, Steele put himself on the map as a future face of the Cubs pitching staff. Unfortunately, his campaign was cut short due to a back issue, but he nevertheless picked up where he left off once he got to Spring Training.

After a rocky start to the Spring, Steele finished nicely with a 2.63 ERA, further cementing himself as a top-end starting pitcher for the Cubs in 2023. Steele pitched 119 innings in 2022, so he will need to stretch out further by staying healthy to take the next step forward as a mainstay in the front of the rotation. Undoubtedly, he can get deep into ballgames, and it will be exciting to see what he can accomplish this season.