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Siegfried's Upside Within Reach

Chris Siegfried initially came to the University of Portland as a walk-on looking for a bullpen spot. After spending three up and down seasons in the West Coast Conference, he was scooped up by the Cubs in the 11th round of this year's draft.

This past season with the Pilots, Siegfried made 19 appearances and posted a 5.20 ERA in 36 1/3 innings. He struck out 22 and walked 19. What did the Cubs see in the left-hander? "I think they saw a 6-foot-5, lean and projectable kid," said Portland head coach Chris Sperry. "I think the Cubs are one of the ones that saw the radar gun light up. From the left side, that tends to impress a lot of...

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