Justin Hancock

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Justin Hancock
Chicago Cubs – No. 54
Born: (1990-10-28) October 28, 1990 (age 27)
Defiance, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 9, 2018, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through June 19, 2018)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 1.64
Strikeouts 11

Justin D. Hancock (born October 28, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Before playing professionally, Hancock attended Defiance High School and then Lincoln Trail College, where he was named All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference in 2011.[1] His fastball has been clocked at 98 miles per hour.[2]

He was drafted by the Padres in the 9th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft and signed for a bonus of $100,000. After going 0–3 with a 7.09 ERA to begin his career, Hancock posted a 3.30 ERA in 28 games (16 starts) between the Eugene Emeralds and Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2012. In 2013, he was 8–8 with a 3.38 mark in 26 starts between Fort Wayne and the Lake Elsinore Storm. While with Fort Wayne, he went 5–1 with a 1.73.[3] He went 3–2 with a 3.92 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) for the AZL Padres and San Antonio Missions in 2014.[4] He was sent to pitch in the Arizona Fall League following the 2014 campaign.[5][6]

In 2017, the Padres traded Hancock to the Chicago Cubs for Matt Szczur.[7]


  1. ^ "MiLB.com". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hancock goes from thrower to pitching prospect". U-T San Diego. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "San Diego Padres MLB Baseball Front Page". scout.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "BR Minors page". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Padres Sending Seven Prospects to the Arizona Fall League". Surf Turf and Murph. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/18/padres-arizona-fall-league-prospects-update/". U-T San Diego. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  7. ^ "Cubs trade Matt Szczur to Padres in exchange for minor league pitcher Justin Hancock". csnchicago.com. May 8, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017.

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