• Full name Bailey Christian Tant Horn
  • Born 01/15/1998 in Waco, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Auburn
  • Drafted in the 5th round (142nd overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2020 (signed for $150,000).
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    Horn suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery his final season at McLennan (Texas) JC, but Auburn still honored its scholarship offer to him and brought Horn to campus. It was a good thing they did. Horn helped pitch the Tigers to the College World Series in 2019 was off to a dominant start in their rotation this spring, logging a 2.08 ERA with 27 strikeouts and five walks in 17.1 innings before the season shut down. Horn is an athletic lefthander with a clean arm action and solid three-pitch mix. His fastball typically sits in the 90-94 mph range and plays up with tailing, running action. Horn has flashed above-average potential with both his breaking ball and changeup, but both pitches remain inconsistent. His breaking ball ranges from a 30-grade offering to a plus pitch, and some evaluators believe it fluctuates because his arm slot changes when he throws it. The same is true for his changeup, which fluctuates from a 40-grade offering to a 55-grade pitch. Horn is athletic, so there’s hope he can make adjustments to become more consistent with both offerings in the future. Horn can be scattered and inefficient with his pitches, but he’s typically around the strike zone enough to be effective. Some scouts think Horn is destined for the bullpen with his injury history and scatterd command, but his athleticism, frame and flashes of a three-pitch mix lead others to believe he can start.

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  • LHP Bailey Horn assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
  • LHP Bailey Horn assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
  • LHP Bailey Horn roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
  • Chicago Cubs invited non-roster LHP Bailey Horn to spring training.

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