In 2020, the Cubs went on a nondrafted free agent signing frenzy inking up over a dozen players after a five round draft. Those names include Matt Mervis, Sheldon Reed, Jarod Wright, Ben Leeper, Scott Kobos, and Bradlee Beesley, to name a few. Last year, they signed just Grant Kipp. That was it.

This year, the Cubs already struck a signing on day one post draft by getting Kenten Egbert from Miami of Ohio. The 6-foot-3 righty threw 75 innings this spring and struck out 90 with a 3.96 ERA in the MAC. He’s got a 70s style-like leg kick in his delivery but can throw in the mid 90s.

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The Cubs added their second pitcher in nondrafted free agency as they signed Landon Ginn who was a junior at East Carolina.

While he had a 4.76 ERA on the year, he pitched well with a 2.95 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 18.1 innings during American Athletic Conference play and was near dominant in the regional with 5 Ks in 4.1 innings.