Cubs Draft Profile: Michael Conforto

Michael Conforto Position: Outfield School: Oregon State (College), Junior Bats: L, Throws: R DOB: March 1, 1993 Height: 6-foot-2, Weight: 217 Scouting Grades from MLB.com – Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55 MLB.com uses the 20-80 scouting scale for future tools: 20-30 – well […]

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Baseball America’s Latest Mock Draft Has Cubs Landing Carlos Rodon

With only five full days remaining before the First-Year Player Draft begins on Thursday (June 5), Baseball America and Scout.com released another round of mock drafts. Unlike the last three mock drafts that had the Cubs taking a position player, both Baseball America and Scout.com think the Cubs will select a pitcher with the fourth […]

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Cubs Draft Profile: Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon Position: Shortstop School: Olympia High School, Florida Bats: L, Throws: R DOB: October 24, 1995 Height: 6-foot-2, Weight: 170 Scouting Grades from MLB.com – Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 60 MLB.com uses the 20-80 scouting scale for future tools: 20-30 – well […]

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Three Possible Position Players for the Cubs in the Latest Mock Drafts

With the First Year Player Draft beginning in under 10 days (June 5), a new round of mock drafts have been posted with three more possibilities for the Cubs with the fourth overall pick. MLB.com’s Jim Callis released his first mock draft on Friday, Baseball America’s John Manuel posted his third mock draft on Sunday […]

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Three Mock Drafts, Three Possible Picks for the Cubs

With the First-Year Player Draft (June 5) just around the corner, the top talent evaluators in the game have begun releasing mock drafts for the first round selections. The general consensus is the Astros, Marlins and White Sox will take pitchers with the first three picks in the draft, which could leave the Cubs selecting […]

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Cubs Draft Update: Pitching Injuries Muddle Cubs Draft Picture

The recent elbow injuries to RHP Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina) and RHP Erick Fedde (UNLV) that resulted in Tommy John surgery for both college right handers have taken two pitching options off the board the Cubs could have selected with the fourth pick in the upcoming draft. It is very likely a team will take […]

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Cubs Draft Profile: Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson Position: C/OF School: Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego, CA), Senior Bats: R, Throws: R DOB: Dec. 25, 1995, Height: 6-foot-2, Weight: 215 Scouting Grades from MLB.com – Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 60 MLB.com uses the 20-80 scale for future tools: 20-30 […]

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Draft Preview: Will the Cubs Select a Pitcher or a Position Player in the First Round?

The Rule 4 Draft, or First-Year Player Draft, is a little under a month away (June 5-7) and has been the case, those three days in June will arguably be the most important days of the year for the Chicago Cubs. The front office will make trades before and after the deadline in order to […]

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Arrieta Season Debut Scheduled for Saturday and Other Cubs News and Notes

According to multiple reports, Jake Arrieta will make his season debut on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the three-game series with the Cardinals. Jason Hammel has been pushed back to Sunday night and will have two extra days off in between starts. Jake Arrieta posted a 4-2 record in nine starts with the […]

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