Former college teammates Spencer Schwellenbach and Cade Povich faced off as starting pitchers in the MLB, representing the Braves and Orioles, respectively.

By the Numbers
  • Spencer Schwellenbach is the Braves' No. 3 prospect.
  • Cade Povich is ranked as the Orioles' No. 9 prospect by MLB Pipeline.
  • Schwellenbach was drafted by Atlanta with the No. 59 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.
  • Povich was traded from the Twins to the Orioles in August 2022.
State of Play
  • Spencer Schwellenbach had Tommy John surgery after being drafted, limiting his playing time in the Minor Leagues.
  • Cade Povich has logged 307 1/3 innings in the Minors, with recent experience at Triple-A Norfolk.
What's Next

Both former Cornhuskers are expected to improve their performance in the MLB, given their talent and work ethic.

Bottom Line

Former college teammates Spencer Schwellenbach and Cade Povich showcasing their skills as MLB pitchers in a duel, highlighting their journey from the University of Nebraska to the big leagues with promising futures ahead.