The Chicago Cubs will play the Los Angeles Angels at Diablo Stadium in Tempe today. Ian Happ plays CF, followed by Willson Contreras on DH, Joc Pederson on LF, Kris Bryant on 3B and Javy Báez on SS. David Bote plays 2B with the sixth stroke, followed by Cameron Maybin on the right, Matt Duffy on 1B and PJ Higgins on Catch.
Pitching Perspective Keegan Thompson takes the hill for the Cubs today. Thompson was ranked # 12 on CI’s annual list of top pitching prospects, released on Sunday. You should check out this article for a solid system-wide breakdown of the Cubs ‘top 20 pitching prospects.
Thompson was named to the Cubs’ 40-man list back in November 2020, which was prior to drafting Rule 5 in the December sheltered. The Cubs have high hopes for Thompson, who at the age of 26 could make his Major League debut for the Cubs this season if he can stay healthy.
With a solid four-pitch repertoire, Thompson has come up with Security everything you’d expect from a back-end starter. Assigned to the Cubs’ alternate location in 2020, it is expected to start the season with Iowa Cubs, Chicago’s Triple-A partner.
First seat at Diablo Stadium is set at 3:05 p.m. local time. Although there are no broadcasts available from Chicago, the game can be seen and heard on MLB.tv on the Los Angeles Angels TV and radio stations.
What an AB from Ian Happ leading the game.
Goes down 0-2, counts full and then blows a home run. https://t.co/AdGCB8j996
Chicago Cubs Lineup (03/22/21): Keegan Thompson Pitching, Ian Happ leads, Kris Bryant Batting Cleanup https://t.co/IxW01kEXiM
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