Found May 23, 2012 on 85% Sports:
The Cubs, like the Astros, are looking at their first draft with a new front office in place. Since 1989, the team traditional has selected college players in the first round; 18 of their 28 first round selections have been college players: C – 1 (College) 1B – 0 2B – 0 3B – 1 (High School) SS – 4 (2 College, 2 High School) OF – 6 (4 College, 2 High School) LHP – 3 (2 College, 1 High School) RHP – 13 (9 College, 4 High School) I believe this will change this year. Epstein and Hoyer have been a little different in their strategies. During Epstein’s time as the GM in Boston, he was over 9 drafts. In that time, the Red Sox had 23 first round picks: 2003 – 2 2004 – 0 2005 – 5 2006 – 4 2007 – 2 2008 – 2 2009 – 1 2010 – 3 2011 – 4 Of the 23, 14 were college players, 1 was a Jurior/Community College player, and 8 were high schoolers. Hoyer oversaw 2 drafts as the GM of the Padres; he had 6 first round picks in that time: 2010 – 1 2011 – 5 4 players were high schoolers, while
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