The Cubs announced Tuesday they've added pitchers Justin Steele, Keegan Thompson and Jack Patterson to their 60-man player pool.
Steele, 25, spent last season with Double-A Tennessee, sporting a 5.59 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 11 starts. In 2018, the lefty delivered a 2.31 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 11 starts between Tennessee, Advanced A Myrtle Beach and rookie ball. He's the Cubs' No. 21 prospect, according to MLB.com
Thompson made three starts between Tennessee and rookie ball last year, allowing four earned runs in 10 innings (3.60 ERA). The 25-year-old righty held a 3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 25 starts with Tennessee and Myrtle Beach in 2018. MLB.com ranks him as the Cubs' No. 26 prospect.
Patterson, 24, spent last season with Single-A South Bend, Myrtle Beach and Tennessee, finishing with a 1.69 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 24 games (nine starts). The lefty is the Cubs' No. 28 prospect, per MLB.com.
All three pitchers will report to the Cubs alternate training site in South Bend. Their 60-man player pool now stands at 54.
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