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Cubs Draftee Alex Lange Shuts Down No. 1 Team in College World Series
June 24th, 2017 at 9:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** About a year ago, I sat down and watched new Cubs draft pick Thomas Hatch of Oklahoma State throw in the College World Series. Yesterday, I did the same with Alex Lange, the Cubs' choice with the 30th selection in the 2017 MLB Draft. The 6'3" 197-pound right hander from...

Cubs draft Chris Singleton, son of Charleston shooting victim
June 14th, 2017 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nearly two years to the day, Chris Singleton, who was drafted in the 19th round by the Cubs Wednesday, gave a "love is stronger than hate speech" on a local baseball diamond in Charleston, South Carolina. "If we just love the way my Mom would, the hate won't be anywhere close...

Cubs Get More Pitching on Day Two, Gamble on Some High Ceiling Kids
June 14th, 2017 at 3:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Tuesday was an interesting one as the Cubs selected eight more players to join the organization. The day started off with a rapid selection of starting pitchers, including promising Keegan Thompson in the third round. As the day wore on, the Cubs drafted five pitchers and three position players. At...

Cubs Strike Gold with Two Pitchers in the First Round
June 13th, 2017 at 7:20 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jason McLeod wasn't kidding when he said the Cubs would focus on pitching. Known for taking college bats early, the Cubs used the 27th pick to select lefty Brendon Little and the 30th pick to select righty Alex Lange. I really like both selections; they have upside but they also need...

Cubs Could Snag a Top 5 KATOH College Pitcher (Full List Included)
June 12th, 2017 at 1:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the 27th and 30th picks, the Chicago Cubs selectâ?¦who knows. As Todd Johnson described, the draft is very unpredictable. What we do know, though, is that Jason McLeod will continue to prioritize pitching, even if the organization is changing its strategy of picking pitchers. Decided this year to...