Caleb Kilian will start for the Chicago Cubs on SaturdayVincent Pariseon June 3, 2022 at 10:10 pm

The Chicago Cubs needed some excitement after losing to the St. Louis Cardinals by a final score of 14-5. It is a horrible way to go into the weekend but things just got a lot better. There is hope for the future with a lot of their prospects and one of them is getting the call.

After the game, David Ross announced that Caleb Kilian is going to be called up from AAA to make his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs. He is going to start game two of the doubleheader against those same St. Louis Cardinals.

He is a right-handed pitcher (number five prospect in the organization) that has been waiting for this moment for a long time. Kilian was drafted by the San Francisco Giants out of Texas Tech University. He was acquired by the Cubs in the trade that sent Kris Bryant to the Giants at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline.

With how bad Bryant has been with the Colorado Rockies this season, the Cubs have to be feeling great about this trade. They are bringing in a very young and very exciting prospect to come pitch in a doubleheader against the Cardinals.

The Chicago Cubs are calling up Caleb Kilian to make his Major League debut.

Kilian made nine starts with the Iowa Cubs so far this season. In 39.1 innings pitched, he has a 2.06 ERA, 41 strikeouts, and a record of 2-0. He has been magnificent down there and people have been calling for him to get called up for a long time.

This is his chance to prove that he deserves to stick in Major League Baseball. It isn’t like the big boys in the Cubs rotation have done much of anything. Kyle Hendricks and Marcus Stroman have mostly been disappointments this season but Kilian has a fresh start.

There is a reason that the Cubs believed he was an adequate piece to land in a trade for Kris Bryant. Of course, it was a last-second deal but Bryant is one of the most important players in Cubs’ franchise history. They wouldn’t give him away for anything other than something worthy.

This is an exciting moment for Kilian and his family. He is being called up to play Major League Baseball. He will do it in a rivalry game against a very good Cardinals team. This is an exciting time for all baseball fans. It will be interesting to see how he does.

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