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Will Harvey Pitch?

At one time, the notion of former first-round draft pick Ryan Harvey trading in his power bat for a spot on a minor league pitching mound was downplayed if not altogether dismissed by Cubs brass with little to no hesitation.

Harvey, now 23 years old and having just completed his fifth professional season in the Cubs' farm system, was the organization's first-round pick (sixth overall) in the 2003 draft from Dunedin (Fla.) High School. In five seasons in the Cubs' system, Harvey holds a career batting average of .252 with 70 home runs and 275 RBIs. He has also struck out over 400 times while drawing an... Recommended Stories

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