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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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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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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Bryant’s Big Night and Cubs News and Notes from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant continued tearing up Double-A pitching on Saturday night. Bryant went 4-for-5 in the Smokies 8-4 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts. Bryant not only collected a career-high four hits, he also hit his Southern League leading sixth home run. Bryant also leads the Southern League in runs scored (21) and is hitting .304/.423/.559 with […]

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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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Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

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Closer By Committee, the Roster Shuffle and Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria announced prior to Saturday’s game that Jose Veras would not be closing games for the Cubs, at least for now. Jose Veras carried a rough spring into the regular season and simply cannot throw enough strikes to close games. Veras has never been known for his command, but he has not struggled to […]

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