Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/27/13
1st Round Picks Over Past 10 Years: Chicago Cubs September is just a week away and rosters will be expanding from the 25-man roster to a 40-man roster. This allows teams to get a look at some of their younger players in the minors to see what if they have what it takes to play in the bigs, and possibly earning a playoff roster spot, something Manny Machado took advantage of last season. The Chicago Cubs will not be in any contention for a playoff spot this season, but the future looks bright for them. Since Theo Epstein has taken over, the minor league system has added 4 top 100 prospects in all of baseball and looking to add a young core to eventually compete as early as 2014. Here is a review of the Cubs 1st round picks over the past 10 seasons. 2013-Kris Bryant, 3B University of San Diego (2nd Overall) Bryant was up against pitchers Mark Appel and Jonatahon Gray as the top three talents in the 2013 draft, just it was hard to predict exactly where all three would go. While Appel w...
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