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SB Nation Reacts: Cubs confidence plummets, and thoughts about the MLB Draft

Hopefully, the Cubs confidence survey number doesn’t go any lower.

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Chicago Cubs fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.


According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, 25 percent of Cubs fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 48 percent last week and 69 percent the week before. (And remember, this survey was done BEFORE the Brewers series was complete. The number would probably be lower now.)

That’s quite the roller-coaster ride, that graph. But then, that’s pretty much been what the Cubs season has felt like so far.

Meanwhile, Cubs fans hope the team can make a splash off the field later this month in the MLB Draft. 53 percent of MLB fans in the latest Reacts survey say they pay close attention to the draft.

In the draft, nearly three-quarters of fans surveyed want their team to draft a player based on his upside. Only 16 percent want the pick based on how quickly that player can reach the majors while 13 percent want their team to make the safest pick.

The biggest decision facing most teams is what kind of player to draft in the first round. Somewhat surprisingly — especially given the success of teams that have drafted hitters — more than 60 percent of fans surveyed would rather have their team select a pitcher.


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