24-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
A 49th-round draft pick by the Rangers in 2011, Edwards rose through the ranks of the Cubs' system after he was acquired in 2013 to become arguably the organization's top pitching prospect. A shoulder...
Edwards is one of the candidates to start in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
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2015 Stat Review for Carl Edwards Jr. As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)
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Chicago Cubs Roster
MajorsAcevedo, Andury (P)
AAAAlmora, Albert (OF)
AABlack, Corey (P)
A+Blackburn, Paul (P)
AAmaya, Gioskar (2B)
RookieAdeman, Aramis (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Edwards, the Cubs' top pitching prospect, appears to have the 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame that he's credited with. He's very skinny, and most of that frame comes from Edwards' long legs. If he were graded purely off of stuff and production to this point in his career, Edwards would likely be much higher on prospect lists. Walks have been an occasional issue for Edwards, as he's issued 73 free passes in 182 innings, but he's offset that with 220 strikeouts and just two home runs allowed as a professional. It's also worth noting that Edwards has been excellent against Top 20 prospects, carrying a 26.1% K% and allowing a .188 average against them over the past two seasons. Durability is the primary concern with Edwards, especially after a right shoulder strain cost him nearly four months to begin the 2014 season. He'll likely return to Double-A to start 2015, with the hope of pushing his way to the big leagues before season's end, but a strict innings cap seems likely.
A 49th-round pick in 2011, Edwards has more than exceeded expectations in the minors, and is probably the best piece (not Mike Olt) acquired in the Matt Garza trade. He's been unhittable in the minors, even when he was promoted to High-A Daytona after the deal. His strikeout rate has been above 11.0 K/9 at every stop so far (with respectable walk rates to boot). The 6-foot-2 right-hander might only need one more year in the minors before he's starting games at Wrigley Field. He looks like a gem.