Baseball-Pitching-Tips.com is brought to you by Steven Ellis, a two-time MLB Draft pick and former pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.
Here's a little more detail about Steve's experience:
- Pitched for Bradley University (Peoria, IL) on a full NCAA Division 1 baseball scholarship (1997-2001)
- Earned multiple Missouri Valley Conference awards and honors
- Holds numerous all-time single-season and career pitching records for Bradley Baseball
- Drafted by the Oakland A's (2000) and Chicago Cubs (2001) – signed with the Cubs
- Converted from a starter to a closer and thrived in the role, becoming one of the most successful relievers in the Chicago Cubs' minor league organization during the 2001-2003 seasons
- Named one of the organization’s Top 5 relief pitching prospects, according to Baseball America, before being sidelined by a career-ending shoulder injury while fielding a ground ball