5 Chicago Cubs players that helped their case during Spring Training
5 Chicago Cubs that helped their case - 1. Hayden Wesneski
The newest member of the Cub's starting rotation, and coming in at number one, is Hayden Wesneski. Last season, Wesneski had something about him that just shouted that he had that "it" factor. The movement he gets on his pitches and his results are nothing short of what the most elite starters in today's game are doing. He posted a 2.18 ERA in 33 innings last season. Granted, hitters have not seen him before at the major league level, but his raw skills made it seem like it wouldn't matter much. The first helping we were fed from him left us craving for seconds.
Wesneski has continued to shine this spring with a 2.12 ERA in 17.0 frames. After being named the 5th starter for the 2023 campaign, he is the clear-cut winner of Spring Training. His ceiling is that of a frontline starter, and there's no reason he can't achieve that if he keeps hitters guessing by switching up his pitch utilization and executing his command and delivery. Best of luck to the potential future ace of the Chicago Cubs pitching staff.