With the MLB Draft just over a month away, a recent mock draft has the Chicago Cubs taking a catcher. But does that make the most sense?
The highest draft pick since the team selected Ian Happ with the ninth overall pick in 2015, the Chicago Cubs are in unfamiliar territory. After coming off a disappointing season in which they failed to make the playoffs, Theo Epstein is also now facing losing 60 percent of his rotation regardless if there’s a season.
MLB writer Jonathan Mayo released the first mock draft with just over a month to go until the Cubs select their next wave of prospects. Surprisingly, he has the north siders taking North Carolina State’s Patrick Bailey. The Wolfpack’s backstop is one of the most polished catchers in this draft class.