The Cubs have outrighted southpaw CD Pelham after he cleared waivers, the team announced and MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian was among those to tweet. That gives the Chicago an open 40-man spot to work with.
Pelham, who’ll turn 25 in February, was acquired through a waiver claim earlier in the offseason. Now, the Cubs have successfully stashed him in the ranks of the non-roster invitees.
The Cubs hope to help Pelham rediscover his form after a brutal 2019 season. He had earned his way up for a brief MLB debut in 2018, skipping over Triple-A entirely. But Pelham struggled badly in the upper minors in the just-completed campaign, coughing up a whopping 43 earned runs in 32 1/3 innings while carrying an ugly 37:40 K/BB ratio.
Those numbers obviously aren’t the ones that the Cubs were focused on when they targeted Pelham. He’s a 6’6 lefty who pumps upper-nineties heat and has a history of strong strikeout numbers in the minors. If the Cubs can help him refine his command and secondary slider, there may be some real upside.
Randy Johnson was uncontrollable in the beginning of his career.
never know… this kid could do it too!
i hate my father
He is a project but worth the time
If only your father thought the same thing about you.
What a weird thing to say to a username, frisco got some daddy issues
Well, it does make some sense if you look at the username of the person Frisco is replying to.
I outrighted my CDs a long time ago.
I wonder who will be taking Pelham…1,2,3? Walter Matthau version better than Denzel version just sayin.
I’m wating for the Adam Sandler version
Here I was thinking lossless was superior.
The Taking of the Compact Disc Pelham 1 2 3
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Because they did such a great job with Tyler Chatwood’s control issues…
Yes. Every pitcher is the same and a team’s success with 1 player will always yield the same results. A comparable statement would also be – Pelham will be great because of the job the Cubs did with Arrieta.
i hate my father
I agree, his control was much better last year, actually was an effective pitcher.