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Brendon Little

#15 | LHP | CubsCHC
Iowa Cubs Iowa Cubs
Brendon Little
Name: Brendon David Little
Born: Aug 11, 1996 in Malvern, PA
High School: Conestoga HS, Berwyn, Pa.
Junior College: State JC of Florida
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2017 (signed for $2,200,000)
Little was the No. 159 prospect in the 2015 BA 500 out of a Pennsylvania high school due to his flashes of arm strength and promise with his offspeed stuff. However, his lack of command and tough signability lead him to enroll at North Carolina. He pitched just four innings as a freshman, then chose to transfer to a junior college. Little pitched in the Cape Cod League following his freshman year, and he showed a mid-90s fastball and tight curveball. Little has taken impressive strides with his control with the workload he's gotten in junior college. He's been consistently around the strike zone, even if lacking pinpoint command. He has a tendency to finish upright and isn't always able to time his delivery. As a result, Little's strikethrowing can come and go and he'll sometimes struggle to get on top of his curveball. Still, Little's fastball reaches 96 and rests comfortably at 90-93 with above-average life. His curveball shows tight top-to-bottom break in the upper 70s and could be a true plus pitch if he's able to continue improving his consistency. The lefty receives positive reviews for his work ethic and desire to improve. He's expected to come off the board on the first day of the draft.
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