Former I-Cubs In the Fall Classic

By Iowa Cubs | October 23, 2018 4:31 PM

LHP Rich Hill - Los Angeles Dodgers

Rich Hill, a 2005-06 and 2008 Iowa Cub, is expected to start Game 4 for the Dodgers on Saturday. The fiery lefty has pitched for the Dodgers in each of the last three postseasons, and has one Cubs 2008 NLDS start under his belt. The Dodgers have won both of Hill's 2018 postseason starts - Game 4 of the NLDS and NLCS - while the lefty has pitched to a 2.61 ERA (3ER/10.1IP) overall in the 2018 postseason with nine walks and 10 strikeouts.

As an I-Cub, Hill made his Triple-A debut in 2005 after getting selected by the Cubs in the fourth round of the 2002 draft. He compiled a 6-1 record with a 3.60 ERA (26ER/65.0IP), while also making 16 starts for Chicago in his rookie season. Hill put together a memorable campaign for the I-Cubs in 2006, going 7-1 with a 1.80 ERA (20ER/100.00IP). His ERA remains the best single season mark for an Iowa pitcher (100.0+IP), as does his 0.83 WHIP for the season.

Through his Iowa career, Hill posted a 2.97 ERA (63ER/191.0IP) through 33 games (32 GS). His 1.05 WHIP still tops the Iowa record books, while his ERA is third (190.0+ IP).


RHP Dylan Floro - Los Angeles Dodgers

Twenty-seventeen I-Cub Dylan Floro is appearing in his first postseason with the Dodgers. Los Angeles has called on the righty six times in October, including five times in the NLCS. Floro is yet to allow a run in 4.2 innings of work. Entering 2018, Floro had thrown just 24.2 Major League innings - 15.0 for Tampa Bay in 2016 and 9.2 in 2017 with Chicago.

The now-27-year-old was shuttled between Iowa and Chicago five times last season, before he was designated for assignment on July 31 and claimed off waivers by the Dodgers. He wrapped his I-Cubs career with a 3-2 record and a 3.88 ERA (21ER/48.2IP).

Floro finished the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Oklahoma City, before he elected free agency in the offseason and eventually signed with Cincinnati. He pitched two games for Triple-A Louisville and 25 with the Reds in 2018, before re-joining the Dodgers organization via trade on July 4. Floro has been sturdy for the Dodgers this season, going 3-1 with a 1.63 ERA (5ER/27.2IP), 11 walks and 58 strikeouts through 29 games in the regular season.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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