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MLB Draft Profile – Diminutive High School SS Nick Allen Plays Big, Has Makeup Cubs Covet
April 26th, 2017 at 10:11 AM
***PHOTO1*** Everything that I have read about Nick Allen is highly complementary. Whether it's a scouting report or a newspaper article, Allen is always portrayed in an extremely positive light. Scouts rave about his ability to control the bat, his defense, and his mental makeup. In most of the mock drafts...

Cubs Draft Profile: David Peterson and His Fastball Project Well
April 12th, 2017 at 10:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's not every day you find a 6-foot, 6-inch, 245-pound left-handed pitcher. But that's what you've got in David Peterson, a junior at the University of Oregon. He did play for the USA baseball national collegiate team last summer but he's not one of MLB's top 50 prospects. At this point,...

Draft Profile: Nick Pratto Gets it Done at Plate and on Mound
March 14th, 2017 at 8:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** A few weeks ago, MLB held a showcase for prep players, the star of which was Nick Pratto. Yes, the same Nick Pratto who had the winning hit in the 2011 Little League World Series and who is a lifelong teammate of Hagan Danner. Throughout the showcase, the first baseman displayed a smooth,...

Draft Profiles – Let’s Heat Up Some of Last Year’s Leftovers
February 9th, 2017 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs selected 27 pitchers in last year's draft, but they were only able to sign 16 of them. Some turned down the Cubs' offer in order to attend college as freshmen. Five others were draft-eligible college players who returned to school for at least one more season. All were betting on...

Draft Profile: Colton Hock’s Low-Mileage Arm a Big Draw
February 2nd, 2017 at 1:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** To date, the draft profile series has looked at prep players and one junior college pitcher. Over the next two months, eight more players will have their baseball resumes examined to see if they are deemed worthy of being selected by the Chicago Cubs. Colton Hock - Stanford University6-5, 220...