The Chicago Cubs have released minor league pitcher Cam Greathouse, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. Greathouse was selected by the Cubs in the eighth round of the 2010 draft, but he struggled badly within the Cubs' organization as a pro.
Greathouse actually had a solid professional debut with the Cubs in a short-season stint after signing in 2010. Making ten appearances for Low Single-A Boise, including seven starts, Greathouse posted a 2.75 ERA with 44 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 39 innings.
The pitcher stumbled badly in 2011, though, with his command and control essentially falling off the map. His 4.37 ERA in 59 innings with Single-A Peoria isn't terrible, but he also posted an absolutely brutal 49/53 K/BB ratio during that time.
He's still a tad intriguing given that he's only 21 and he was missing bats in Single-A last year, but it says something that the Cubs were willing to let him go for nothing.
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