The Cubs have Minor League Pitching. Not only do they have tons of young arms, they have near MLB-ready arms. One of them is going to help the Cubs bullpen this season, righty Adbert Alzolay.
Alzolay quickly emerged as the Cubs top pitching prospect in 2017. He went 7-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 15 starts for Myrtle Beach. He earned a mid-season promotion to AA-Tennesee, posting a 3.03 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 7 starts.
He started 2018 with the Iowa Cubs with call-up potential for extra help. Unfortunately, Alzolay’s season was cut short in May due to a lat strain. He went just 2-4 with a 4.76 ERA in Iowa, most likely affected by the injury.
The good news is, Alzolay is healthy again and is expected to make an impact in the Cubs bullpen this season.
He averages between 92-96 mph on his fastball, topping out at 98 mph at times. Alzoloay’s stuff has improved tremendously as he’s progressed through the farm system. He’s ready to help the Cubs bullpen in 2019.
Here’s a look at Alzolay in a video Sports Report Media (us) produced from one of his starts in Iowa. Check out the video below: