PROMOTION: Matt Swarmer Called Up To AA
Chicago Cubs starting pitching prospect Matt Swarmer has been called up to the AA Tennessee Smokies. Swarmer, 24, is scheduled to make his first AA start of the season on Thursday. Swarmer was outstanding at the A-Advanced level this season, where he posted a 5-2 record in 9 starts with a 2.28 ERA, fully supported by a 2.10 FIP. At 24, Swarmer was definitely too old for his previous level, so it will be interesting to see if he undergoes any correction upon reaching AA. If he continues to pitch well with the Smokies, we anticipate Swarmer will make it back to AAA later this season, with an eye on a 2019 debut for the Cubbies.