Trevor Megill
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
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
Selected by Cubs
PChicago Cubs
December 12, 2019
The Cubs selected Megill with the ninth pick of the Rule 5 draft.
A 26-year-old right-handed reliever from the Padres' system, Megill had a 4.47 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 71:19 K:BB in 50.1 innings as a reliever at Triple-A. If Chicago holds him on the big-league roster all season, he will likely only be used in low-leverage spots.
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Trevor Megill: Will Not Sign With Cardinals
PFree Agent
June 21, 2014
Megill informed the Cardinals that he won't sign in order to return for his senior season at Loyola Marymount University, reports.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 2014
The Cardinals have selected Megill with 104th overall pick of the 2014 first-year player draft.
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