Top 5 Chicago Cubs pitching prospects that have yet to make their MLB debut
2. Luis Devers
Luis Devers, a young right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic, was signed as an international free agent by the Cubs in 2017 when he was just 17 years old. Since that time, Devers has put up four impressive seasons in the Cubs minor league system, giving him an impressive career ERA of 2.50 over 291.2 innings while racking up 290 strikeouts. Although velocity is not his strong suit, as his average fastball velocity floats in the low 90s, he relies on his changeup to deceive and set down hitters.
2022 was his best season so far, as Devers' ERA clocked in at a minute 1.91 in 117 innings, about half of which were with the South Bend Cubs. Devers earned minor league pitcher of the year for his efforts while helping lead the South Bend Cubs to the Midwest League Championship in September. MLB has Devers ranked as the Cubs' no. 26 prospect, but if he continues to dominate like he did last year, I expect he will shoot up that ranking on his way to the bigs.