John Michael Knighton
|Date of Birth||4/30/1994|
Knighton, the 1st overall pick in this year's Frontier League draft, has spent the last four seasons in the Chicago Cubs' system, reaching as high as single-A with the South Bend Cubs. Drafted by the Cubs in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB draft from Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, AL, Michael's best season was in 2016 with the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League. In 18 appearances, he was 2-0 with a 1.72 earned run average and four saves. Overall, in his four campaigns with the Cubs, he was 7-5 with 3.61 ERA, striking out 77 while walking 24 in 97 innings pitched.