The Chicago Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Chris Clarke as their fourth round pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. Clarke is a native of Westlake Village and graduated from Newbury Park High School.
Clarke played three seasons at USC, where he earned All-Pac-12 honors. During his college career, he posted a 4.57 ERA (93 ER/183.1 IP) in 65 appearances, which included 17 starts.
During his time at Newbury Park High School, Clarke was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and he was also a two-time second-team All-Marmonte League honoree.