14. Adrian Sampson
Sampson has been a pleasant surprise for the Cubs over the course of the past two seasons and he posted a 3.11 ERA while pitching predominantly out of the starting rotation in 2022.
15. Drew Smyly
Smyly returned to the Cubs on a two-year deal this offseason and likely will serve as a swing-man for the team between their starting rotation and bullpen.
16. Justin Steele
Steele was dominant during the 2022 second half and 2023 could be the season where he emerges as the true ace of the Cubs' starting rotation.
17. Marcus Stroman
Stroman appeared to find his footing in the second half of his first season with the Cubs and that could pave the way for consistent success in 2023 for the team.
18. Jameson Taillon
Taillon was the big free-agent pitcher signing for the Cubs and he likely will slot toward the top of the team's rotation in 2023 as the team looks to begin the season with more consistency from the top half of their rotation.