Former Palm Desert standout Jeremiah Estrada was drafted by the Cubs out of high school in the 6th round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
After a stellar prep career, he decided to forgo playing for UCLA, earning a $1M signing bonus with the Cubs.
Estrada is currently working his way up the ranks of big league ball but suffered a recent setback. The hard throwing right hander underwent Tommy John surgery in August after problems with his pitching elbow.
Tommy John surgery, formally known as Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgery, is common among baseball players, specifically pitchers.
Click HERE for a look into is minor league career so far.
Estrada is rehabbing at home in the valley and says he's remaining patient and trusting the process to come back stronger than before.