In addition to outfielder Michael Burgess and righty A.J. Morris, the Cubs will receive 20-year old lefty Graham Hicks from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Tom Gorzelanny.

Hicks was drafted out of high school in the fourth round in 2008, and hasn’t yet had much minor league success. He threw 71.2 innings last year, 66 of them in A-ball, sporting a 5.02 ERA and an ugly 1.563 WHIP. He struck out 7.8 per 9 in A-ball, which is not too shabby, and suggests he’s got some stuff. He received an above-slot signing bonus, so scouts like him, and he’s got the physical tools to be very good. He’s just got to put it together.


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