Baseball's annual first-year player draft took place over the past week. The Cubs selected a lot of players. Some will end up being better players than others. Some won't even sign with the Cubs.
Soon, the recently drafted Cubs selections will filter into locker rooms across the system. These are my thoughts on the first two days of selections.
The draft ends today and there are still some quality ballplayers on the board.
Another chance to welcome the new Cubs to the fold.
The outfielder (and maybe infielder?) is the Cubs first pick in the 2015 draft. You're among friends here.
The 50th Anniversary MLB Draft is tonight.
Hindsight is perfect. If the Cubs could go back in time and fix all their draft picks this century, they'd have one of the all-time powerhouses. Here's how it would look.
Since the Theo Epstein regime came to be, the Cubs have drafted well. Before that? Read on, if you dare.
Teams will make 30 picks on the third day of the draft.
This will be tougher than last year.
Much of this week's scouting was at the NCAA Tournament. This glances at its early results.
While the argument for ignoring the draft slotting limit is compelling, the Cubs won't do it in 2015. Here's why.
What will the second day of the draft bring? Probably a mix of pitching and hitting.
The Cubs seemingly have cash to spend and are looking at a very promising future win expectancy. Could that influence their approach in this draft?
Draft Prep looks at the first day of the draft, which includes the first two rounds.
With this draft, nobody knows -- yet.
The closer for the Illini will come off the board early in June. He takes center stage in this article.
Will the draft be handled differently in the post-rebuild phase by the Cubs?
This week's draft prep is a bit long on words and theory, but less on assessing specific players. Ask questions below.
Let's talk about crapshoots. Because the MLB draft certainly isn't one.
I'm beginning a bit of a sub-series with the next few editions of draft prep. This discusses why I ignore preps.
Another in the waaaaaay-too-early looks at talent for this June's draft.
Is Brady Aiken worth a gamble with the ninth overall pick in June?
Most of the time, I talk primarily about hitters in Draft Prep. Today, turnabout is fair play.
Some thoughts on hitters who might be available and worth selecting when the Cubs' turn comes up in the first round.
What factors go into scouting players at the amateur level? Here are three key things scouts look at.
Weather issues, including snow, affected last weekend's college baseball games.
It seems that offense might have returned to college baseball.
The 2015 college baseball season has started. Sort of.
This would represent a huge change in the way players start their professional careers.
The Cubs have a strong minor league system. What position needs the most help?