High School: Mid-Carolina High School
Year Drafted: 2011
Current Team: Chicago Cubs
Awards: Pitcher of the Year in 2013
Off-season strength and conditioning for baseball players is gearing up at Athlete’s Arena. The winter months are a great time for baseball athletes to focus on strength training, not just to improve performance but to decrease risk of injury.C.J. Edwards, a Prosperity native, participated in Athlete’s Arena’s training program. Edwards was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 48th round of the 2011 Draft from Mid-Carolina High School, was then traded by the Rangers with Mike Olt and Justin Grimm, and named to the Cubs for RHP Matt Garza in 2013. C.J was also MLB Pitcher of the Year in 2013.