Cubs draft manager Dale Sveum’s kid

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In this job market, nepotism rules. Yesterday the Chicago Cubs selected third baseman Rustin Sveum, son of Cubs manager Dale Sveum, in the 39th round (1,184th) out of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hey, it’s not what you know, but who you know right?

Last year, the Cubs drafted Shawon Dunston Jr. so again it was “family business.”

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Chicago Cubs 2012 MLB draft day 2 synopsis

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The Chicago Cubs yesterday completed the second day of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club thus far has selected 17 players. The third and final day of the draft is today with rounds 16-40.

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Chicago Cubs find next savior in 1st round pick Albert Almora

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The Chicago Cubs will probably lose 105+ games this season, so tonight was pretty much their Super Bowl. It’s the first MLB draft of the Theo Epstein- Jed Hoyer regime, so it’s a big night for Cubs fans and the long term view. With over a century on ineptitude, Cub fans are always obsessed with the next savior, the next big thing to come along and turn it around.

Anthony Rizzo has that title now, but in the past the heavy crown has been worn by: Shawon Dunston, Corey Patterson, Felix Pie, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, Ty Griffin, Mike Harkey, Lance Dickson, Gary Scott and many more “can’t miss” prospects who ultimately missed.

The next home-grown super-prospect is……5 tool player Albert Almora.

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