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Cubs Select Luke Little with 117th Overall Pick in MLB Draft

The LHP was drafted out of San Jacinto Junior College.

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With the 117th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs have selected left handed pitcher Luke Little from San Jacinto Junior College.

After selecting Burl Carraway in the second round, the Cubs add their second pitcher of the draft, turning to the JUCO product from San Jacinto. The Cubs selected the #166 prospect per and he provides a lot of excitement for both the Cubs and their fans.

In two seasons at San Jacinto JC, the 6’8″, 225 pound hurler pitched 44 1/3 innings, racking up 86 strikeouts versus 39 walks. What’s most impressive is that the big lefty’s heater is scored a 70 out of 80 on the 20-80 scale, meaning he can throw heat. A video surfaced in May during an indoor workout where Little hit 105 mph on the gun.

Little’s control is considered average, but his slider and curveball grade above average to go with his heater. If he can develop a consistent, repeat delivery, he could become a lovely addition to either the bullpen, or potentially starting rotation in the future. However, given his fastball, he’ll likely be in the bullpen.

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Work as an accountant by day. Huge Chicago sports fan. Played college football and only wish I could skate well enough to play hockey. Twitter: @rnldluce Instagram: @rnldluce

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