Kilian is a big part of the Cubs pitching future (Photo via Iowa Cubs)
Kilian is a big part of the Cubs pitching future (Photo via Iowa Cubs)

Top pitching prospect Caleb Kilian to make MLB debut


by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross said after the 14-5 loss to the Cardinals on Friday night that top pitching prospect Caleb Kilian will be start the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday.

"The Game 2 starter will be Kilian," Ross said to the media.

Ross believes that Kilian could be a solid big-league pitcher.

"He seems like a hard worker, good makeup," he said. "He has a real chance to have everyday big-league starter-type stuff and continue to get better every day. I know he wants to grow, wants to learn. The little bit I've been around him, there's a pretty good energy about him. He's got a nice fastball and is pitching really well."

Kilian is ranked as the Cubs' No. 5 prospect according to MLB Pipeline and was acquired in the Kris Bryant trade last summer.

He has a 2.06 ERA in nine starts with Iowa this season.

In 2021, he had a 2.42 ERA with 112 strikeouts across three levels in the minors with the Giants and Cubs.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
WATCH: Nelson Velazquez crushes his first MLB homer against Brewers
WATCH: Nelson Velazquez crushes his first MLB homer against Brewers
Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Brewers: Seiya Suzuki returns! David Bote at 1B
Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Brewers: Seiya Suzuki returns! David Bote at 1B
David Ross reacts to Red Sox pitcher calling Wrigley Field 'stock standard'
David Ross reacts to Red Sox pitcher calling Wrigley Field 'stock standard'
WATCH: Patrick Wisdom blasts 450-foot game-tying homer against Red Sox
WATCH: Patrick Wisdom blasts 450-foot game-tying homer against Red Sox
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest