2019 Chicago Cubs MLB Draft Mocksourcing

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The Major League Baseball draft is basically a lot like stamp collecting, and just as exciting, but it is still very important. The Chicago Cubs won a World Series and went to three straight National League Championship Series this decade largely due to a core of stars that was partially built through the draft.

Currently in first place in the NL Central as of this writing, their championship window is still open, but in order to keep it open in the long term they will need to keep stocking the farm system with top tier talent. Coming off a season in which they posted a very strong record, but massively disappointed in the post-season, the Chicago Cubs will be selecting 27th overall when the first round commences on June 3rd.

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Let’s take a look at a collection of assorted MLB mock drafts all across the web, and see what the draftniks believe the Cubs will do with this pick.

2019 Chicago Cubs MLB Draft Mocksourcing

MLB.com  SB Nation (Lookout Landing, Seattle Mariners blog) Braden Shewmake, SS, Texas A&M 

I can’t stop laughing at this description they wrote:I’m honestly not sure that Braden Shewmake isn’t a made-up name from a Millennial Name Generator.”

After that, everything else about this guy is unimportant. Okay, all kidding aside, the Cubs have shown that you can draft short stops and move them around to other positions, as typically the SS is the most talented and athletically gifted guy on a given team.

The Big Lead George Kirby, RHP, Elon

TBL points out these insanely prodigious numbers from Kirby thus far: 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 105 strikeouts against just six (!!!) walks.”

Fangraphs Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

The knock on this guy is that he strikes out too much, but there seems to some momentum to the idea of the Cubs drafting a short stop with this pick.

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Full Press Coverage Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

This site seems to really believe that the Cubs will go with the best college prospect available, and at this slot is would be Johnson.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, also contributes to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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