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2015 Home-built Cubs: Pitchers

The challenge: Construct the Cubs 2015 pitching staff using only players currently in their system.  (See yesterdays post for position players.)  For simplicity’s sake, assume optimum health for all players and don’t worry about salary considerations.  Feel free to use 2011 draftees, assuming they will sign, if you wish.  Constructing the pitching staff seems like more of a crap shoot than selecting position players due to the high attrition rate of pitchers throughout the development process, so rather than trying to select an 11 or 12 man staff, I decided to classify pitchers into general categories:

Starting rotation

Potential top-of-the-rotation starters: McNutt, Cashner

Potential mid-rotation starters: Garza, Simpson, Beeler, N Struck

Potential back-of-the-rotation starters: A Kirk, R Whitenack, J Jackson, H-W Chen, D-E Rhee, Z Rosscup

Bullpen

Potential high-leverage relievers: C Marmol, S Marshall, C Carpenter, R Dolis, L Suarez

Potential mid-leverage relievers: J Gaub, A Cabrera, K Rhoderick, J Beliveau, J Serrano, B Wallach, A Kurcz, F Batista, S Maine

Very young, wait & see

Y-L Wang, B Wells, A Reed, L Liria, W Cruz, S Peralta, T Zych

 

What's your take?  Have at it!

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