Trevor Megill
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Making a difference as a Rule 5 draftee is a tall task, one the 6-foot-8 Megill has a chance to accomplish after being selected by the Cubs after being left off the Padres 40-man roster. Megill's 4.47 ERA and 1.50 WHIP last season for Triple-A El Paso don't tell the whole story. A bloated .411 BABIP inflated his hits and led to an ERA well over the associated 3.46 FIP and 3.41 xFIP. The Cubs are banking their infield defense along with Megill's dominant 32.3 percent strikeout rate helps fortify their bullpen. He's had injury issues, with a reconstructed elbow in college and bone spurs costing him the 2016 season. The health history has forced Megill to focus on relief, where his 95-mph fastball and power breaking stuff excel. He isn't likely to see late-inning duty right away, but his strikeouts play in NL-only formats and he could work his way into hold or even save opportunities down the line. Read Past Outlooks
Likely to earn bullpen spot
PChicago Cubs
April 9, 2020
Megill will likely earn a bullpen spot with the Cubs when the regular season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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The Cubs selected Megill with a Rule 5 pick back in December, so they'll have to keep him on the big-league roster or waive him. MLB teams will likely operate with expanded bullpens to compensate for a compacted schedule, so Chicago will probably keep Megill around as a middle reliever.
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Selected by Cubs
PChicago Cubs
December 12, 2019
The Cubs selected Megill with the ninth pick of the Rule 5 draft.
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Trevor Megill: Will Not Sign With Cardinals
PFree Agent
Elbow
June 21, 2014
Megill informed the Cardinals that he won't sign in order to return for his senior season at Loyola Marymount University, MLB.com reports.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 2014
The Cardinals have selected Megill with 104th overall pick of the 2014 first-year player draft.
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