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Newest Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood is a legit breakout candidate

Newest Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood is a legit breakout candidate

The Cubs added depth to their rotation Thursday after signing right-hand pitcher Tyler Chatwood. He led the league with 15 losses in 2017, but went 12-9 with a 3.87 ERA with the Rockies in 2016.

Chatwood has had stark home-road splits while calling hitter-friendly Coors Field his home.

More runs were scored at Coors Field than any other park in 2017, per ESPN. His curveball spin rate, a skill teams are seeking out these days, was among the best in baseball the last two years.

Chatwood sported a 6.01 ERA and 1.68 WHIP at hitter-friendly Coors Field previous year, but his numbers on the road indicate the Cubs may have acquired a nice under-the-radar starting pitcher: 3.49 ERA, 1.23 WHIP.

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The money might be a little pricey for what they'll get from Chatwood, but with Mike Minor off the market at three years for $28 million and his ability to start, it's not that much of an overpay and the Cubs would have ponied up far more to keep Arrieta. His career high is 158 innings and he has twice undergone Tommy John surgery.

A second-round Draft pick by the Angels in 2008, Chatwood was traded to the Rockies in November 2011 for catcher Chris Iannetta.

The Cubs continue to be a leading suitor to land free-agent right-hander Alex Cobb, and they're one of seven finalists for Shohei Ohtani, the 23-year-old Japanses phenom who pitches and plays outfield.


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