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Chicago Cubs Draft Recap: Analyzing the Picks

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis years MLB draft is like no other before. COVID-19 shortened and even canceled high school and college baseball seasons and as a result, teams were left stranded. Major League Baseball took matter into their own hands and adjusted the draft from the original 40 round to a now slim 5 rounds. This comes or the better and for the worse – as scouts have less prospects to search through. On the down side, thousands of high school seniors and projected late round draft picks will not hear their name called. The Chicago Cubs under a new...

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MLB Draft Recap: 1st Round Analysis (Part 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesClick here for picks 1 – 14. In collaboration with Scott Sandulli 15. Philadelphia Phillies – Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit HS (Oregon) Grade: A Player Comp: Jack Flaherty Analysis: Abel’s live arm ranks him as the 11th best draft prospect, according to MLB.com. His fastball and curveball combination is among the elite in this class. Abel also features an impactful changeup. The Oregon highschool prep has a similar windup as Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. There is plenty to be excited about in the near future for Abel. Philadelphia recieves great value at this selection with Abel. 16. Chicago...

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