5 Chicago Cubs prospects to watch at Double-A Tennessee in 2023
5 Chicago Cubs prospects to keep an eye on - 2. Luke Little
Yet another Cubs pitching prospect in the organization who is just being slept on right now is Luke Little. If you don't know much about him, you should have him circled on your radar as someone poised for a breakout in 2023. Another home group prospect, Little, was selected in the 4th round of the 2020 draft by the Chicago Cubs. After recording a 0.61 ERA in Myrtle Beach, Little was promoted and shined with a 2.91 ERA throughout 52.2 innings while striking out 84 would-be hitters.
Another prospect at just 22 years old, Little, is on the bubble of someone already ready for Double-A Tennesse and should be there before long if he doesn't go immediately once he is assigned. Looking at his Fangraphs, I believe his FV of 40 is relatively low, but I will admit I want to see him add another pitch outside of his fastball and slider. The Cubs desperately want elite homegrown starting pitching, so I expect adding to his arsenal to be a big part of his development this season. His 34% strikeout rate at South Bend last season can climb higher if he does so successfully.