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Carl Edwards Jr. | Relief Pitcher | #6

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 48 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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With Aroldis Chapman off, Carl Edwards Jr. earned the save in Thursday's win over the Giants.
The save was the first of his major league career, and he did it without any drama, registering a strikeout in a clean inning of work. It's a commentary on the state of the Cubs' bullpen that the 24-year-old Edwards got the call in that spot -- with Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop both sidelined, Edwards has become one of the more reliable arms in the pen. He's certainly earned all the opportunities he's gotten, posting a 3.04 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 36/10 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings of relief to date. Sep 1 - 11:25 PM

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Cubs recalled RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A Iowa.

He'll replace the injured Dexter Fowler (hamstring) on the active roster. Edwards, 24, has made five appearances with the Cubs this season and owns a 4.26 ERA and 35/17 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings in Triple-A.
Jun 20 - 6:43 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa.

Edwards was only up for a couple days and didn't appear in a game. He'll return to a 2.38 ERA and 18/7 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings of relief this season at Iowa.
May 13 - 8:28 AM

Cubs recalled RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A Iowa.

Edwards will serve as the Cubs' 26th man for Wednesday's day-night doubleheader against the Padres. The former top-100 starting pitching prospect owns a 2.38 ERA and 18/7 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Triple-A level.
May 11 - 10:35 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa.

Edwards is an interesting long-term relief arm, but there's not room for him in the bullpen at the moment. The former top-100 prospect will get his shot eventually.
Mar 18 - 3:54 PM

Cubs recalled RHP C.J. Edwards from Triple-A Iowa.

The 24-year-old has posted a terrific 2.87 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 41/17 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. He'll provide an extra weapon out of the bullpen for the Cubs in the final month of the season.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 07:43:00 PM

Cubs prospect RHP C.J. Edwards has been promoted to Triple-A Iowa from Double-A Tennessee.

Edwards is moving up to the minor league’s highest level after posting a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 36/17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 23 2/3 innings out of the bullpen for Tennessee. The 23-year-old right-hander appeared in 13 games for the Smokies and was 4-for-5 in save opportunities. Edwards had been especially dominant of late, rattling off seven consecutive hitless innings with 12 strikeouts in his last four appearances. The Cubs decision to move Edwards to the bullpen this season appears to be paying immediate dividends, and it’s almost a foregone conclusion we’ll see him pitching at Wrigley Field at some point this summer.
Fri, May 29, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa.

Edwards was limited to 53 2/3 minor league innings last season due to a shoulder injury, so there was no shot of him making the Opening Day roster. The 23-year-old prospect will likely carry an innings limit in 2015. He's not worth speculating on in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 02:39:00 PM

C.J. Edwards (finger) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The top prospect had been dealing with an injury to his right index finger, but it appears to be a minor issue. Even if he impresses in Cubs camp this spring, he's likely ticketed for a return to Double-A Tennessee to begin the season.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP C.J. Edwards from Double-A Tennessee.

One of the game's top pitching prospects, Edwards dealt with shoulder issues in 2014 but pitched well when healthy, holding a 2.44 ERA with 46 strikeouts over 48 Double-A frames. He could return to Double-A to start 2015.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Cubs prospect RHP C.J. Edwards allowed one run on one hit and three walks and struck out eight batters over five innings on Monday for Double-A Tennessee.

Edwards was sidelined for over three months with a shoulder issue and didn’t come off the disabled list until late July. The 22-year-old right-hander has been dealing since returning to Double-A Tennessee, posting a 1.93 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 25-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 23 1/3 innings (five starts) in August. He’s also allowed just 12 hits (zero home runs) during that span, good for a .154 opponents’ batting average. The early-season injury has delayed Edwards’ developmental timeline, though he could still be in line for a call-up at this time next year provided he stays healthy.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 03:18:00 PM

Cubs prospect RHP C.J. Edwards allowed two hits and two walks and struck out seven batters over five scoreless innings on Tuesday for Double-A Tennessee.

Edwards made four starts in April before shoulder inflammation forced him to the disabled list for more than three months. The 21-year-old right-hander has pitched well since returning to Tennessee, posting a 1.96 ERA and 17-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 18 1/3 innings (four starts). Opposing hitters are batting just .177/.268/.274 against him during that span.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards (shoulder) was activated from the Double-A disabled list on Saturday.

He starts Saturday night for Double-A Tennessee. The right-hander had a 2.61 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 20/8 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings for the Smokies before his shoulder began bothering him in late April. Baseball America's No. 28 prospect coming into the year is still on track to debut for the Cubs at some point next year.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards (shoulder) is expected to return to Double-A Tennessee this week.

Edwards made a successful rehab start on Monday for rookie-level Mesa and will now rejoin the rotation at Tennessee. The right-hander had a 2.61 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 20/8 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings for the Smokies before his shoulder began bothering him in late April. He should make it to Chicago sometime in 2015.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 05:56:00 PM

A recent MRI on Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards' right shoulder came back negative.

Edwards has been battling a shoulder issue since early on this season but should resume throwing from a mound soon. The young right-hander held a 2.61 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 20/8 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings at Double-A Tennessee before the injury.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton