Cubs First Rounder Jordan Wicks Will Make His Full-Season Debut Tomorrow at South Bend

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Cubs First Rounder Jordan Wicks Will Make His Full-Season Debut Tomorrow at South Bend

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After a full amateur season, it’s never a lock that a just-drafted pitcher will make much of an appearance on the pro circuit that first year. It depends on a lot of factors, but usually, at most, a guy makes a couple rookie league or short-season (when that was a thing) appearances to get some data and visuals for work at instructional ball.

To be sure, I don’t expect Chicago Cubs first rounder Jordan Wicks to throw A LOT of innings the rest of the, it’s nevertheless a major feather in the cap that he’s gonna get a cup of coffee at HIGH-A right out of the gate:

Wicks, who just turned 22 a few days ago, was considered one of the most polished college pitchers in this year’s draft, and likely the best college lefty. If you needed confirmation that the Cubs see him as very advanced for a just-drafted pitcher, this South Bend placement is it. I can’t wait to get a look-see at Wicks in advance of 2022, when it’s very possible he could be at Double-A Tennessee by June.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.