The Book on Gerardo ConcepcionCHC

Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Gerardo Concepcion / LHP, CHC
Born 6/6/1993
Havana, Cuba

Height 6-2
Weight 180
Bats/Throws L/L
299 | 9/1/2013


Total professional at-bats: .

Cuban lefthander Gerardo Concepcion is a young phenom who's been quiet all winter, while arranging his citizenship in Mexico, working out in the Dominican Republic and generally getting ready for his new life in America. That life will have a North Side address, now, as the new Cubs brain trust scooped him up when nobody else was looking.

No fifth starter, Concepcion was the Rookie of the Year in the Cuban National League last season with the Industriales. In his first and final year in Cuba, Concepcion posted a 3.36 ERA in sixteen starts and five relief appearances. He defected in Rotterdam last winter.

Comparisons to Aroldis Chapman are inevitable, though Noel Arguelles might be a better choice. In Concepcion's case, either comparison is almost fair. Concepcion can't come close to Chapman's heat, and he's even less polished, but he does bring similarly wicked stuff from a similarly tall, wiry frame. He got shellshocked a bit from his first exposure to US ball in 2012, but he's young enough that he should have time to adjust. That might take a couple of years.


Pitching Stats 0.00000
2014 22 A Midwest Kane County CHC 1 2 15 0 30.2 30 15 29 10 1.304 2014 2014 2014
2014 22 Rookie Arizona Cubs CHC 0 0 2 0 2.2 1 2 3 2 1.125 2014 2014 2014
2013 21 Rookie Arizona Cubs CHC 0 0 2 2 3.2 1 1 2 4 1.364 2013 2013 2013
2012 20 A Midwest Peoria CHC 2 6 12 12 52.1 70 52 28 30 1.911 2012 2012 2012

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News and Notes

2/2/2012 by PeeWee

The Cubs have stolen Gerardo Concepcion, who was rumored to be on his way to the Yankees, with at least $7M in guaranteed salary, according to CBS Sports. Concepcion is an advanced teenage lefthander who could break out in the Cubs bullpen as early as 2012.

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