Draft Notes: Cubs, Gausman, Orioles, Rockies

Here are some notes on this year's amateur draft, which is now less than a week away…

  • The Cubs will hold a workout for shortstop prospect Carlos Correa at Wrigley Field today, Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports. The Cubs select sixth overall in Monday's draft.
  • Jim Callis of Baseball America previewed the Orioles' draft with MASNsports.com's Steve Melewski, explaining why he expects Baltimore to select a college pitcher such as LSU's Kevin Gausman. The Orioles select fourth overall. 
  • Jonathan Mayo introduces his readers to Gausman in a piece at MLB.com.
  • Conor Glassey of Baseball America lists ten future scouting directors, including Rockies assistant scouting director Danny Montgomery.


9 Responses to Draft Notes: Cubs, Gausman, Orioles, Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. progmatinee 3 years ago

    So what measurements are these people using to rate a Rockies asst scouting director #1 in any poll? I mean, look at the results of their past 10+ drafts, their failures in trades, even their bad internal scouting (Atkins, Hawpe, Cook, Francis, Morales, Rogers, Stewart, Chacin to name a handful of recent failures to move players).

  2. imachainsaw 3 years ago

    so much for the cubs focusing on pitching in this draft…

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Epstein won’t overlook taking a talented pitcher in rounds 1-2 can be pretty sure. Was looking over Sox prospects today and read something that made sense and confirmed a thought I also had.. With the new restrictive salary caps.. Many players who should be off of the boards up high are going to slide down a lot. I would/can see Epstein snapping up, probably a JC/HS talent pitcher at least in round 2 is a guess for the pitching starved Cubbies.

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      draft best player available, at least for the first round. 

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         This might be one of the more interesting draft days in awhile. Day 2 is going to be fun to watch also for those who have the MLB package. They really should have day 2 for free as well. Seasons like this, when there has been so much change in the rules can expect to see players possibly not with a grip on reality of the non existent bonuses teams will be paying and those sliding way down.

  3. MUCHRIS64 3 years ago

    Pleeeease!! Don’t take our pitcher for the second year in a row!!

    (Royals fan)

    • OrangeCards 3 years ago

       Sorry, just gotta learn to lose a bit more. Get on our level.

      • MUCHRIS64 3 years ago

        Have you seen our records over the last 20 years? We’ve learned plenty!

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