Legendary MLB Hall of Famer has high praise for Cubs’ Ben Brown

The latest praise for Ben Brown comes from a legend of the game.
Apr 9, 2024; San Diego, California, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ben Brown (32) throws a pitch
Apr 9, 2024; San Diego, California, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ben Brown (32) throws a pitch / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

After struggling in his Major League debut during the opening weekend of the season against the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs' rookie starting pitcher Ben Brown has been electric in his outings since.

After his bulk performance against the Colorado Rockies last week and his start against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, Brown has only allowed 1 run in his last 8.2 innings pitched while striking out 10 batters.

Brown's performance on Tuesday got some national attention and it was enough for legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez to comment about the future that the Cubs' pitching prospect has.

Legendary pitcher Pedro Martinez had enormous praise for Chicago Cubs rookie Ben Brown.

Game recognizes game and when Pedro Martinez is talking about pitching, you listen. That is why the praise from the Hall of Famer should have all Cubs fans excited.

While Brown was not forgotten about heading into the 2024 season, the hype surrounding the Chicago Cubs pitching prospects entering the year was around Cade Horton. Cade Horton replaced Brown as the top pitching prospect in the Cubs organization last season but in terms of the long-term outlook, both pitchers are expected to be cornerstones in the starting rotation.

It will be fascinating to see how the Cubs handle their pitching staff once Jameson Taillon and Justin Steele return.

It would seem, that one of Brown or Javier Assad will move to the bullpen. Openers are going to be a trend for the Cubs this season and it will work in the sense that it did last week where Luke Little pitched the first inning against the Rockies and Brown pitched the following four innings. That is why, regardless of whether it is Brown or Assad, both pitchers will still have an important role on the Cubs' pitching staff.

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