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Rapid Cubs Draft Reaction

In Minor Leagues, MLB Draft by Rice Cube47 Comments

There are probably dozens of prospect perverts and sites better suited to this than I am, but the Draft is over and the Cubs got their 20 new guys, pending signability, but my guess is that the first 10 picks (within the slot pool) will certainly be signed, and they’ll get most of the others because they’re mostly college players …

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OV Daily Facepalm 5.21.13

In Facepalm by berselius16 Comments

Matt Garza returns tonight Garza is back and ready to go tonight, bumping Villanueva to the bullpen. The Cubs say Villanueva will be used in long relief, but given how their late inning options have sucked lately I'd rather see him in the late inning mix with Fujikawa and Transformed Kevin Gregg. Suddenly the Cubs pen doesn't looks quite as …

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Cubs First Round Pick: Albert Almora

In Minor Leagues, Transactions by Obstructed View Staff110 Comments

In the first rund with the 6th overall pick the Cubs selected Albert Almora. No surprise here. Almora is a latter-day A.J. Hinch in that he has become a go-to player for USA Baseball national teams from a young age. Almora was USA Baseball's 2011 athlete of the year after being MVP of the 18-and-under Pan American Championships in Colombia …

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2012 MLB Draft Notes

In Minor Leagues by dmick8927 Comments

It wasn't that long ago when you couldn't find much coverage of the MLB Draft. I remember a few years ago how easy it was to navigate through Google to find exactly the information you're trying to find. It's not like that anymore. Everybody covers the draft. Searching Google for specific info results in far too many hits to be …

BA's Jim Callis, BP's Kevin Goldstein on the Cubs and the draft

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick8984 Comments

Orange Guy had Jim Callis from Baseball America and Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus on the Cubs pre-pregame show today. The highlights Callis: Gaussman is the best player that actually has a chance of dropping to the Cubs, though the chance of him doing so is small (but nontrivial!) Cubs will probably draft Almora Callis would take Correa over Almora …