The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Drafting … And Streaking

In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the focus on the draft you haven’t, the Cubs have managed to win four games in a row, and have a winning record at Wrigley Field. Could climbing out of the cellar in the NL Central be on the horizon? The Cubs are only 2 1/2 games […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft – Day Two

The Rule 4 Draft resumes on Friday morning (11:30am CDT) with the third round. The second day of the draft, while it does not garner the attention of the first day, is equally as important and will determine if an organization has had a good draft or not. Day two begins with the third round […]

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Cubs Selected RHP Jake Stinnett in Second Round of the 2014 Draft

The Cubs selected RHP Jake Stinnett from Maryland, with the first of what should be several pitchers, in the second round (45th overall) of the draft. The College senior was originally a two-way player (third base) and only started pitching full time as a junior. Jake Stinnett is a senior and should sign for less than […]

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Cubs Selected C/OF Kyle Schwarber with Fourth Overall Pick in the 2014 Draft

Months of speculation came to an end Thursday night when the Cubs selected catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. The top three pitchers were off the board at the time. LHP Brady Aiken went to Houston, Tyler Kolek to the Marlins and the White Sox took Carlos Rodon […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft: Day One

The Rule 4 Draft begins Thursday at 6:00pm CDT and runs through Saturday. As has been the case, the next three days are extremely important for the Chicago Cubs. Rounds one and two take place on day one and the Cubs have the fourth pick in the first round and the 45th overall pick in […]

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Baseball America’s Last Mock Draft Has Cubs Selecting OF Michael Conforto

The First-Year Player Draft begins Thursday night at 6:00pm CDT. The MLB Network will carry the draft with MLB Network Radio providing additional coverage and analysis from Jim Bowden, Grant Paulsen and Jim Duquette. Baseball America and Jonathan Mayo released their final mock drafts Thursday morning and both John Manuel and Jonathan Mayo think the […]

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Keith Law Has Cubs Taking OF Michael Conforto in Latest Mock Draft

ESPN’s Keith Law posted his latest mock draft with just over 48 hours before the First-Year Player draft begins (Thursday, June 5). And like Jim Callis, Keith Law has the Cubs selecting OF Michael Conforto with the fourth pick in the draft if Brady Aiken and Carlos Rodon are off the board. Law does not […]

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MLB Pipeline and Baseball America Mock Drafts Have Cubs Selecting an Outfielder or a Pitcher

With Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft beginning on Thursday night, Jim Callis and John Manuel have released their latest mock draft. Jim Callis thinks the Cubs will take a position player, OF Michael Conforto, while John Manuel still sees LHP Carlos Rodon being on the board when the Cubs are on the clock. The […]

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The Daily CCO: Big Week Ahead for the Cubs

This is an important week for the future of the Chicago Cubs. Not only could an announcement be made about the Cubs new radio partner, the draft begins Thursday and the Cubs are still scheduled to meet with the Landmarks Commission on Thursday. A report from Ed Sherman indicated Friday the Cubs are close to […]

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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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