For left-hander Luke Hagerty, it wasn't supposed to be this way. He wasn't planning on elbow problems that led to Tommy John Surgery less than a year after he was drafted, nor was he supposed to be struggling just to learn how to throw strikes at this point in his career.
June 19, 2006
There are plenty of reasons why left-hander Luke Hagerty, one of four first-round Cubs draft picks in the year 2002, should be disappointed with the year 2005. It all started when he injured his finger one game into a Spring Training stint that saw him with a fighting chance to make the Florida Marlins' opening day roster. It ended with a plus-31 ERA and 30 walks to just four strikeouts at the lowest A-ball affiliate in the Cubs' system.
October 18, 2005
Much has been made in regards to the control problems of former first round pick and left-hander Luke Hagerty this season. Hagerty, now in his third stint with the Class-A Boise Hawks, has a very simple response to all the inquiries surrounding the walk totals.
August 2, 2005
One day before his 24th birthday, left-hander Luke Hagerty, a Rule 5 Draft selection by the Baltimore Orioles, was returned to the Cubs Thursday.
April 1, 2005