The Chicago Cubs add the next wave of talent in this three-round mock draft.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, MLB shortened the upcoming amateur draft to just five rounds. The Chicago Cubs hold the 16th overall pick, the highest draft slot since they took Ian Happ ninth overall in 2015. Pitching and outfield help would seem to make the most sense as draft targets, but Theo Epstein and company may also utilize the best player available approach.
It’s well known that regardless if there’s a 2020 season, the Cubs will lose 60 percent of their starting rotation to free agency this year. Strapped for cash and the added unknown in the available budget, the 2020 offseason may look eerily similar to the last two.