Conestoga Grad Inks Five-Year Deal with Chicago Cubs

Mentored by a World Series-winning pitcher at the State College of Florida, Conestoga High School alum Brendon Little just signed with the Chicago Cubs. Image via Clem Murray, Philadelphia Inquirer.

The talented arm of Brendon Little turned up the heat last season under the tutelage of World Series-winning pitcher Don Robinson, and now, the Conestoga High School product has signed a five-year deal to play professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization.

“It was definitely a dream come true,” Little said in a Bradenton (Fla.) Herald report by Jason Dill. “I didn’t even believe it until I saw it on TV. So I was just so elated.”


Little signed for a $2.2 million bonus after being drafted as the 27th pick of the first round. He caught the attention of Major League Baseball scouts at the State College of Florida, on the junior-college level, where he started 15 games and posted a 2.53 earned-run average.

“He really meant everything to me,” Little said of pitching coach Robinson. “He really helped simplify everything for me. But also, the biggest thing was being around a professional mindset. I had never really been coached by someone who had near the resume that he does.

“Just learning how to call a game, how to really simplify things, my mechanics, how to turn around an outing if things aren’t going well. But yeah, he really meant everything down at SCF. I don’t think I’d be in the same spot if it weren’t for him.”

Read more about Brendon Little’s future with the Cubs organization in the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald here.

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