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Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: the Draft
November 1st, 2014 at 12:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Since 2002, the Chicago Cubs have had 19 first round draft picks, 6 of which have been in the top 10. The Cumulative MLB WAR of those 19 draft picks is 22.7. Excluding Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Pierce Johnson, and Paul Blackburn (they are still developing...

Chicago Cubs Sign Five of Top Seven Draft Picks
June 20th, 2014 at 4:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have officially aced the 2014 MLB draft.  It was reported yesterday by CBS Chicago that the Chicago Cubs have signed five of their top seven draft picks from this year’s amateur draft.  The most recent signings being: signed RHP Jake Stinnett (2nd round), LHP Carson...

Reviewing the Chicago Cubs Draft: Pick No. 1
June 12th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** This week we have discussed the Chicago Cubs second through fifth round draft picks in last Thursday’s MLB draft and today we will discuss the Cubs first round selection, Kyle Schwarber.  Schwarber officially signed with the Cubs yesterday for 3.125 million dollars, which is almost 1.5 million less than the...

Reviewing the Chicago Cubs Draft: Picks 2 & 3
June 11th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Today we will be taking a look at the Cubs second and third round picks from last Thursday’s MLB draft, Jake Stinnett and Mark Zagunis.  According to Bleacher Report, players drafted in the second round have a 49% chance of making it to the big leagues, and for those drafted...

Reviewing the Chicago Cubs Draft: Picks 4 & 5
June 10th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last Thursday, in the 2014 MLB draft, the Cubs selected 40 high school and college players to join their organization, but only a handful will ever make an impact at the major league level.  In all likelihood, it will be the top five selections in this year’s draft who we...

Who Should the Cubs Target in the 2014 Draft?
June 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The 2014 amateur MLB draft is fast approaching and time is running thin for teams to nail down a plan of attack.  Unlike the other three “big four” sports (football, basketball, hockey), baseball does not have a pre-draft combine where prospects can improve their draft stock in front of general...

Scouting in Pro Sports: Science or Crapshoot?
May 24th, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Scouting in professional sports is the most exact, ambiguous science out there.  Every professional sport is defined by a prototypical archetype and yet so often we hear about undersized, bad-bodied, and “unathletic” players achieving success.  According to what evaluators are supposed to be looking for, one would think that athletes...

Chicago Cubs Top Prospect Javier Baez Fractures Thumb in Arizona Fall League
November 1st, 2012 at 9:45 PM
The Chicago Cubs were dealt a bit of bad news today. The team confirmed that Javier Baez, regarded by many as the top prospect in the Cubs' farm system, has fractured his left thumb. The injury will keep Baez out for the remainder of the Fall season, where he was...

Chicago Cubs Draft Albert Almora with Sixth Pick in MLB Draft
June 5th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
An interesting draft already for the Cubs and their future took shape yesterday at the start of the MLB 2012 draft. In a surprise move that impacted the Cubs, the Houston Astros selected OF Carlos Correa with the first pick of the draft. The Cubs had clearly targeted Correa as their pick, as evidenced by having the young phenom...

Chicago Cubs Mock Drafts, Selections and Predictions
June 4th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
With the MLB draft taking place to night at 7:00 EST., here is a look at three mock drafts and who the Chicago Cubs will pick with their sixth pick overall selection.  The first mock draft is from MLB.com here with the Cubs selecting outfielder Albert Almora.  The second is from mymlbdraft.com here with Almora again the pick.  The third mock draft is from Baltimoresportsreport.com here and has the...

Cubs Future Begins Tomorrow with MLB Draft, Cuban Phenom Jorge Soler Now Free Agent
June 3rd, 2012 at 9:16 PM
The Chicago Cubs organization and their drive for a team in the future that contends each and every year begins in earnest with the MLB draft Monday. With the 6th pick in the draft and two supplemental picks before the second round, Cubs President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer hope to lay the groundwork for a future team built...

Chicago Cubs Begin Youth Movement with Trading of Marlon Byrd
April 24th, 2012 at 7:24 PM
Will the Cubs slow start this season at 4-12 and the trade of outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Boston Red Sox may begin the youth transformation sooner than later? OF Tony Campana was called up to play CF Sunday, with top prospects Brett Jackson and 1B Anthony Rizzo continuing to...