Justin Steele
23-Year-Old PitcherRP
7-Day DL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Steele in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Might miss entire season
PChicago Cubs  A
April 5, 2018
Steele, who had Tommy John surgery in August, will begin the year on the disabled list with High-A Myrtle Beach and could miss the entire 2018 season, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
Steele played reasonably well at the High-A level last season before the surgery, finishing with a 2.92 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 98.2 innings. The 22-year-old could have advanced up the organizational ranks this season, but the injury will likely keep him grounded in 2018.
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
Steele, a fifth-round draft pick out of high school in 2014, was limited to just 40.2 innings for short-season Eugene, partially because of a minor "tweak" in his arm. Issues in the arm of young pitchers are always a concern, but the Cubs can afford to be cautious with Steele, as there is no hurry to advance him to the big-league level. Steele has a 2.73 ERA in his first two professional seasons, and they haven't been flukes, as his FIPs have been even better. The skinny 20-year-old southpaw has a decent future if he can stay healthy, but his ceiling is probably as a mid-rotation starter.
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PChicago Cubs  A
August 7, 2015
Steele, 20, has a 2.40 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 30 innings with short season Eugene.
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