Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Hughes has made eight saves in his rookie year as an MLB player.
The team does not have effective alternatives to Hughes. Rowan Wick and Brad Boxberger seem the most capable ones. Moreover, Brandon has acted as their primary closer in the 2022 season.
Hughes made his MLB debut for the Chicago Cubs on 17 May 2022 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also had an impressive match, creating a modern-era record for performing five or more outs in an MLB debut. All of his outs were from strikeouts too.
In the 2022 season, Brandon played 68 games, made 68 strikeouts, allowed 22 Runs from 42 Hits, and had an ERA rating of 3.12.
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, the 27-year-old played college baseball for Michigan State University. He received the Kirk Gibson Offensive Player of the Year in his 2017 junior season. Brandon then decided to try out for MLB, getting drafted by the Cubs in 2017 in the 16th round.