Trevor Megill
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Making a difference as a Rule 5 draftee is a tall task, one the 6-foot-8 Megill has a chance to accomplish after being selected by the Cubs after being left off the Padres 40-man roster. Megill's 4.47 ERA and 1.50 WHIP last season for Triple-A El Paso don't tell the whole story. A bloated .411 BABIP inflated his hits and led to an ERA well over the associated 3.46 FIP and 3.41 xFIP. The Cubs are banking their infield defense along with Megill's dominant 32.3 percent strikeout rate helps fortify their bullpen. He's had injury issues, with a reconstructed elbow in college and bone spurs costing him the 2016 season. The health history has forced Megill to focus on relief, where his 95-mph fastball and power breaking stuff excel. He isn't likely to see late-inning duty right away, but his strikeouts play in NL-only formats and he could work his way into hold or even save opportunities down the line. Read Past Outlooks
Outrighted to minors
PChicago Cubs  AAA
July 17, 2020
Megill was outrighted to the minors and assigned to the Cubs' secondary camp in South Bend, Indiana on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Megill was selected by the Cubs in the Rule 5 draft back in December, but they'll keep him in the organization despite jettisoning him from the 40-man roster by sending cash considerations to the Padres in exchange for his rights. The 26-year-old could still be added back to the roster at some point this season for his big-league debut, as his 4.47 ERA in 50.1 innings with Triple-A El Paso last season came with a promising 32.3 percent strikeout rate.
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Headed to Wrigley Field for camp
PChicago Cubs  AAA
July 1, 2020
Megill will be a part of the Cubs' 60-man player pool this season and will head to Wrigley Field for summer camp.
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Likely to earn bullpen spot
PChicago Cubs  AAA
April 9, 2020
Megill will likely earn a bullpen spot with the Cubs when the regular season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Selected by Cubs
PChicago Cubs  AAA
December 12, 2019
The Cubs selected Megill with the ninth pick of the Rule 5 draft.
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Trevor Megill: Will Not Sign With Cardinals
PFree Agent  AAA
Elbow
June 21, 2014
Megill informed the Cardinals that he won't sign in order to return for his senior season at Loyola Marymount University, MLB.com reports.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
June 6, 2014
The Cardinals have selected Megill with 104th overall pick of the 2014 first-year player draft.
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