6. Kyle Hendricks
The 2022 season was another disappointing mark for Hendricks as he struggled with injuries and effectiveness. 2023 is an important season as he attempts to get his career back on track.
7. Codi Heuer
Heuer will likely start the season on the injured list as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
8. Brandon Hughes
Hughes posted a 3.12 ERA in his first season at the Major League level and could slide into a late-inning left-handed relief role out of the Cubs' bullpen in 2023.
9. Ryan Jensen
The Cubs remain high on Jensen and 2023 could be a breakout season for the team's pitching prospect.