Mike Stobe

2013 MLB Draft

The 2013 MLB Draft will take place from June 6 to June 8. Here is where you can find all of BCB's stories on this year's draft.

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Cubs Officially Sign Eight Draftees

The Cubs made their first official announcement of signing draft picks this afternoon. There are now officially eight new baby Cubs in the den.

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2013 Cubs Draft Recap: The Year Of The Catcher

The Cubs drafted six catchers. Are any of them worth getting to know?

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2013 MLB Draft Recap Loves Competition

If you're tired of the Cubs being a resident of the bottom of the National League Central, you're going to like the 2013 draft.

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2013 MLB Draft, Saturday: Rounds 11-40

Saturday concludes this year's draft. Use this thread for all the discussion of the lower rounds.

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Kris Bryant And The Cubs' Past And Future

What does the Cubs' selection of University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant selection signal for the team's future? There's a comparison to be made with a certain former Cub from decades ago.

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2013 MLB Draft, Friday: Rounds 6-10

We're still talking about players whom we, for the most part, have never seen play.

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2013 MLB Draft, Friday: Rounds 3-10

The Cubs selected two players on Thursday night. One was a college hitter. One was a college pitcher.

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2013 MLB Draft Open Thread

Televised coverage of the first two draft rounds begins very soon. As the big-league Cubs are off tonight, the draft is the place to be. Come join us as we discuss incoming talent.

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The No. 2 Pick: Who Have Teams Passed By?

Who's been taken with the No. 2 overall pick in past years? And who did teams pass up who turned out to be better?

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2013 MLB Draft: Welcome To Draft Day

This will serve as the Draft Day 'pre-game' post. Another will follow with news/rumor updates before the draft.

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Appel Or Gray? The Experts Weigh In

The Draft is almost here, and here's a quick summary of several mock drafts and their predictions for the Cubs.

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Cubs System Sonogram vs Draft Prep: Kyle Hendricks

With the draft coming up Thursday, I decided to look at a specific player in the system as a look to the future.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Considers Relievers

Relievers are largely ignored in the June draft. Does that provide an opportunity for the Cubs? Someone's got to answer the call to the pen, after all.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Ponders Kris Bryant

Is Kris Bryant a viable option for the Cubs' choice, the second overall pick in this year's draft?

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Contemplates Pick 41s

When I selected my idea for Draft Prep this week, I expected it would be less sobering.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Watches Mark Appel Pitch

Today's edition of Draft Prep looks at Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray, as well as the persistent rumors that David Price might someday become a Cub.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Gets Kicked Off The Team

This week's edition touches a bit on the candidates for the second pick... but not very much.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: Two Months To Go

It's really hard finding time to track all the essential players in college now that the minor league season has started.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: Pitchers Win Again

The Cubs might opt to go with a pitcher with the second pick. That could be good news, beacuse the pitchers available had a good week. I also provide you a group exercise involving David DeJesus.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: New Faces On The Board

Few teams may benefit more from big seasons from Oklahoma righthander Jonathan Gray and San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant. Why, and how?

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Faces Showdown Week

While you were watching the USA/Dominican Republic WBC game, I was listening to college baseball: Cal Poly versus Notre Dame. Not much of a tease, but it's what I'm going with.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: Moving Up The Runners

Some people hate bunting, as it ruins big innings. Do players bunt too much?

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: On Catching

Aside from adding waves of pitching, adding a high-end catcher to the Cubs system would ease a perceived weakness. Who are the players to know in the upcoming draft, and can anything go wrong drafting a catcher early? And, a wrap of what some of the top draft prospects did this past week.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: Starling Peralta Edition

I've spent time the last week trying to find opinions on Starling Peralta surviving spring training in Arizona's camp. Finding none, I'll write on it. Then someone will call me an idiot, and tell me what I wanted to hear anyway. Which is what I wanted, except for the idiot part.

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2013 Draft Prep: Myth Busters

Theo Epstein has claimed it is easier to find pitching talent later in the major-league draft. Is it? Here is an entirely non-scientific look into the claim.

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Draft Prep, And Projecting Minor-League Rotations

Here's a look at a pair of College All-Americans from New Mexico, and a projection for the Daytona and Kane County starting rotations.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: Music Week

What does music have to do with Draft Prep? Nothing. But merging my old iTunes into my new iTunes is front and center this week. I have to be ready for Aledmis Day on January 8.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep: Quiet Time

Since nobody is playing much amateur ball now, there's precious little to report. That won't entirely stifle me, though. Here's a link to a draft profile on Sean Manaea, and some other midwinter thoughts.

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2013 MLB Draft Prep Grows Up

Since preparing for the amateur selection process is more of a standard than a lark for me than it was last time around, I've been thinking a bit about how it will look from week-to-week. While I certainly have some expectations from myself, I want it to suit my readers as well. What will Draft Prep look like for 2013?

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