Many of you probably remember a little controversy back in 2006 when the Cubs spent late first round draft money on their eleventh round draft pick Christopher Huseby. Chris was projected as a first round high school prospect until he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery, consequently he was available in the later rounds and the Cubs made him an eleven million dollar offer he couldn’t refuse.
Huseby kicked around the lower level Arizona instructional league and short season Boise his first two years; in 2008 the light appeared to be dimming when Huseby played but 9 games in rookie ball. Last year he was promoted to low A Peoria and he put up very impressive numbers. He’s now a 6-7 220# right hander who throws in the low to mid-90s; in 2009 Huseby posted a 1.83 ERA with 18 saves in 54 innings pitched. He gave up 43 hits and 10 walks while holding opposing hitters to a .213 batting average. I’ll be interested to see how Chris progresses in 2010, he should start out at high A Daytona or perhaps even AA Tennessee if he has an impressive spring camp.