Former Rockford Rivets pitcher drafted by Chicago Cubs

Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 8:59 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - In the MLB draft, the Chicago Cubs took left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Wicks in the first round.

Wicks is a hurler Rockford Rivets fans will remember, he played in the forest city in 2020 posting a 0.45 earned run average. Wicks is touted as the top left-handed pitcher in college. He set a school record at Kansas State University with 118 strikeouts. His changeup is thought of as one of the best in the draft class, and he has a low 90s fastball with an elite spin rate.

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