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Chicago Cubs: MOD #2

Our greatest need would seem to be a legitimate power hitter with plate discipline, preferably at a corner IF/OF position.  The strength of this draft is in college and HS pitching, so we may wait until Rds. 2 & 3 to hone in on a CIF/COF.

After some initial discussions, here are a few names we are focusing on for pick #9:

Hultzen, SP

Starling, OF

Lindor, SS

Gray, SP

Barnes, SP

Springer, OF

Jungmann, SP

Bauer, SP

 

There are some differing opinions in the war room re: Bauer & Jungmann as players who should remain on the short list, as well as questioning whether Starling, Lindor, or Hultzen will be available at pick #9.  All contributors noted our previous connection to Sonny Gray, but it's not a given that he will be our choice if available.

While it seems likely that we will nab a college arm at #9, the choices beginning in round 2 (#68) are wide open.  We'll try to land an impact bat here (an IF, if feasible).  In MOD #1, I listed a few names to watch at this spot (Bichette, McCann, maybe even Marlette) - any other suggestions for Rd. 2?

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