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.


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9 Comments on "Draft Notes: Cubs, Gausman, Orioles, Rockies"


progmatinee
3 years 3 months 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).

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

I thought for sure I’d see Nelson on there

imachainsaw
3 years 3 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 3 months 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.

MUCHRIS64
3 years 3 months ago

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

(Royals fan)

OrangeCards
3 years 3 months ago

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

MUCHRIS64
3 years 3 months ago

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