The Book on CJ Edwards
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
CJ Edwards / RHP, CHC
Newberry, SC, USA
School: Mid-Carolina HS (SC)
20 | 8/1/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (1/26/2015): #59
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #42
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #37
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #28
Baseball Prospectus: #81
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A sleeper prospect from the Rangers' system, right-hander Carl (CJ) Edwards was drafted as an afterthought in 2011's 48th round, but rose quickly enough through the ranks to gain the attention of the rebuilding regime in Chicago.
Edwards derives a quality mid-90's fastball (somehow) from his slight frame, complementing it with quality off-speed pitches. His plus curve has thus far infuriated lower-level pro batters. While it'll be awhile before he shows the stamina to get deep into ballgames, his ability to handle heavy workloads is really the only question mark here. He's one of the best under-hyped prospects in baseball.
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News and Notes
7/22/2013 by KDaddy
Mike Olt, CJ Edwards and Justin Grimm, along with two players to be named later, have been traded to the Cubs for Matt Garza. The transaction improves the outlook for every player in the deal.
7/18/2013 by KDaddy
Interest is buzzing around Texas prospect CJ Edwards, who is quickly rising out of obscurity on the strength of another great season. Edwards, originally a 48th round draft pick, is 8-2 in Sally League play this season, with a 1.83 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP and an eye-popping 122 strikeouts in 93 innings of work.