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Matt Swain

Illinois engineering student, way too emotionally invested in the Cubs.

With two full days in the books, it's time to look at the new faces in the Cubs farm system and see what the draft has yielded.

The theme of the draft has definitely been "uncovering hidden gems", and Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken seems to believe he's outsmarted the rest of the league on several players. After taking a Division II player with his first pick, he overturned stones across America to fill out the class and wound up with an eclectic collection of talent.

How did the draft turn out? We won't know for years. But with the success Wilken has had over the last several years and the burgeoning youth movement at the major league level, it certainly will play a large part in determining the future of the Cubs.

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Jeff Buchanan said:

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Loving the Greathouse pic.

Jeff Buchanan said:

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Also Karsten Strieby, I'm guessing he's Ryan Strieby's brother? They certainly look alike.

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