So THAT’S Why the Cubs Sent Second Rounder Jackson Ferris Straight to Full-Season Ball
This week, 2022 second round draft pick Jackson Ferris, one of the top high school arms in last year’s draft, and a guy the Cubs paid way over slot to sign, was assigned to full-season Myrtle Beach. It was a surprisingly aggressive move for a guy making his pro debut out of high school, but the hope was that it meant he was looking especially good in instructs and spring training.
Tonight, Ferris made his debut, and, uh, YEAH, I think I see why he was assigned to full-season ball.
Ferris threw just shy of 50 pitches over his 3.0-inning start, allowing no runs, no hits, one walk, and STRIKING OUT SEVEN. He faced 10 batters and struck out 70% of them. It was like Cade Horton’s incredible debut, but … better?
Some of the visuals from the 19-year-old lefty’s pro debut: