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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
63-51 7-3 W1
61-52 4-6 L1
47-66 6-4 L1
45-68 3-7 W1
45-70 2-8 L4

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 11.1 0 2 10.32 9 12

Top Caleb Kilian News

  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Returns to Triple-A

    Kilian was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The 25-year-old surrendered seven runs (five earned) over 2.1 innings Monday and will now make his way back to the minors. Kilian is Chicago's top pitching prospect, but he struggled across his first three starts in the majors with a 10.32 ERA, 2.03 WHIP and 9:12 K:BB in 11.1 innings.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Struggles with command Monday

    Kilian (0-2) allowed seven runs (five earned) on three hits across 2.1 innings to take the loss Monday against the Pirates. He walked five and struck out three.

    Kilian couldn't find the plate Monday, as he walked five of the 15 batters he faced and also uncorked a wild pitch. Through 11.1 innings so far this season, the 25-year-old now has 11 walks. Kilian is considered the Cubs' top pitching prospect, though it seems like he still needs some refinement before taking off at the MLB level. For now, he's slated to start again Saturday against the Cardinals, but he may return to Triple-A Iowa at some point.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Remains in rotation

    Kilian is listed as the Cubs' starting pitcher for Monday's game in Pittsburgh.

    Even though the rookie has been roughed up for eight earned runs while issuing seven walks in nine innings between his first two big-league starts, manager David Ross intimated after Kilian's most recent outing June 15 against the Padres that the right-hander would be part of the rotation moving forward. Whether Kilian sticks around as a starter once the likes of Marcus Stroman (shoulder), Wade Miley (shoulder) and Drew Smyly (oblique) return from the 15-day injured list is still undetermined, but the 25-year-old should get at least two more starts to prove he belongs in the big leagues.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Surrenders five runs in loss

    Kilian (0-1) took the loss during Wednesday's 19-5 defeat at the hands of the Padres, allowing five runs on five hits and five walks in four innings. He failed to record a strikeout.

    Kilian settled down after permitting two runs in the first but couldn't close out the fourth, ultimately surrendering three runs after retiring the first two Padres to fall in line for the loss. The 25-year-old had trouble finding the zone with only 45 of his 86 pitches going for strikes and just three of the swinging variety. Through two starts, Kilian has surrendered eight runs across nine innings with six strikeouts while allowing 15 baserunners. He figures to stick with the team for at least one more start as Chicago has been dealing with injuries to the rotation.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Officially called up Wednesday

    Kilian was recalled from Triple-A Iowa ahead of Wednesday's start against the Padres, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Kilian will make his second career major-league start Wednesday after he gave up three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings against the Cardinals on June 4. The Cubs are dealing with several injuries in their rotation, so the 25-year-old will likely have a chance to earn an extended stay in the rotation if he performs well against San Diego on Wednesday.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Set to start Wednesday

    Kilian will be called up from Triple-A Iowa to start Wednesday against the Padres, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Kilian made his big-league debut June 5 and allowed three runs across five innings, and he'll rejoin Chicago on Wednesday for his second outing. The right-hander may receive a longer look in the rotation this time around since the Cubs currently have veterans Marcus Stroman (shoulder), Wade Miley (shoulder) and Drew Smyly (oblique) on the injured list. The 25-year-old Kilian has made 10 starts at Triple-A this season and has a 2.51 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 47:16 K:BB over 43 innings.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Sent back to Triple-A

    Kilian was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after Saturday's doubleheader, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    He gave Cubs fans and fantasy managers a glimpse of his potential in his big-league debut Saturday, in which he struck out six and allowed three earned runs over five innings. The Cubs didn't plan on having Kilian debut this weekend, but injuries to other pitchers forced their hand with four games in three days. That said, the Cubs' top pitching prospect will probably be back in the big-league rotation for good at some point in the coming weeks.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Solid in big-league debut

    Kilian gave up three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings Saturday in Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Cardinals. He did not factor in the decision.

    The Cubs' top pitching prospect, Kilian made his long-awaited debut in the nightcap against St. Louis and was perfect through the first three innings, including striking out the first two batters he faced. The Cardinals struck for three runs in the fourth inning with the top of the lineup getting a second look at Kilian. He leaned on his 93-mph sinker (touched 97 mph) and his 89-mph cutter (touched 92 mph) while also mixing in his 95-mph four-seamer and his curveball. It remains to be seen if Kilian will stick in a six-man rotation, but he could be optioned back to Triple-A Iowa when Chris Martin is activated from the bereavement list.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Called up ahead of start

    Kilian's contract was selected from Triple-A Iowa ahead of his start in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Kilian is a top prospect in the organization and will make his major-league debut during Saturday's nightcap. The right-hander has been effective in Iowa early in 2022, posting a 2.06 ERA, 41:15 K:BB and 1.28 WHIP in 39.1 innings. Although the 25-year-old needed some time to establish his mid-90s fastball velocity this year, he'll now get a chance to prove himself with the big-league club. If he impresses during Saturday's start, it wouldn't be surprising to see him remain in the rotation.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Making MLB debut Saturday

    Kilian will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    The top pitching prospect in the organization, Kilian's arrival in the majors had been expected this summer. He has a 2.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 32:12 K:BB in 32.2 innings over his last seven starts at Triple-A. It took him a few starts to establish the mid-90s fastball velocity he finished last year's Arizona Fall League with en route to MVP honors of the championship game. If Kilian performs well in Saturday's start, he could be up for good.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Expected to join rotation this year

    Kilian is expected to join the Cubs' rotation for good at some point this summer, Sahadev Sharma and Patrick Mooney of The Athletic report.

    His surface numbers at Triple-A Iowa are excellent, but his 10.1 BB% is a career-worst mark and he only recently started touching the upper-90s with his fastball, which is where that pitch was touching last year in the Arizona Fall League. Kilian has a 1.57 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and career-best 60.8 GB% through seven starts.

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  • Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Opening at Triple-A

    Kilian, the Cubs' top pitching prospect, will open the year at Triple-A Iowa, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

    The headliner in the return from San Francisco for Kris Bryant and the MVP of the Arizona Fall League championship game, Kilian hadn't pitched in big-league spring training, so it's good to hear that he's healthy and ready for the minor-league season. The Cubs' rotation lacks viable depth, so Kilian could get the call to the majors sometime this summer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Anaheim, CA
Age: 25
Bats/Throws: R, R