Guest Post: Kevin Gallo previews the 2015 Draft class position players

 So let’s talk 2015 Draft!

First off it is still early and a lot of things can still happen.  I am going to break this down into 4 sections: High School Bats, College Bats, High School Pitchers and College Pitchers. Just know this draft class is different than the last few because it more about ceiling then floor.  There really aren’t a lot of high floor players in this draft so; it will be interesting to see what the Cubs do this year.

Let’s start with the HS hitters

Hitters overall are down this year but HS hitters are really down.  That being said there are 5 HS hitters that are truly worthy of being a taken in the top half of the 1st round.

First we have Brendan Rodgers (FL) a HS SS that is pretty much everyone’s choice to be picked #1 this year.   I don’t see any way for him to get to the Cubs, so I really am not going to go into detail on him.

The next 2 are OF Trenton Clark (TX)and Daz Cameron (GA) (son of Mike Cameron) both have the athleticism to stick in CF with plus speed and plus arms.  They are both projected as 60 hit tool players with 65 Power, but Clark may be slightly faster.  The biggest difference between the two is Clark is a Left handed.  I wouldn’t be against picking either of these players but I do like Clark a little better.  I just have a feeling that he will be the guy with a chip on his shoulder to prove himself.

The 4th player is Chris Betts (CA) he is a HS catcher with great left handed raw power. There is concern with him sticking at catcher but the power is there.  I have met him and his family very good people and he has a very strong work ethic.  Not sure if I would take him at 9 but I would consider it because of his makeup.  Nick Plummer (MI) is a 5th but he is a pure offensive player and LF/1B/DH type.

Let’s go to the college bats next.  Like the high school class, there are about 5 hitters that are truly interesting.  I kind of feel the hit tools are down this year in college.  There really isn’t a Kyle Schwaber this year but there are some interesting hitters.

If you are looking at MIFer you have to focus on Dansby Swanson (Vanderbilt) and Alex Bregman (LSU). I really like the athleticism of both players, but Swanson has a much better arm and has a better chance of sticking at SS.  I believe Bregman will be the better offensive player of the two.  I would take Bregman over Swanson because he is the better hitter.  I see Bregman developing a 70 hit tool.  I also think Swanson could be an above avg SS offensively and defensively, while Bregman looks more of a 2B, but I wouldn’t rule out trying him in CF.  So for me it comes down to what you are looking for.

The other 3 are OF Ian Happ, DJ Stewart and Skye Bolt they all have good tools but some tools are better than others.  Stewart has the greatest power of these three but is the least athletic.  Defensively, Stewart is pretty much a LF’er only, though he has a chance to be solid there.  Skye Bolt is most athletic and could very well stick defensively in CF but he is the most raw offensively.  Bolt is a very interesting player to me but too much of a risk for me at 9.  Happ is the in between Stewart and Bolt, he has 60 speed which could allow him to stick in CF.  He has good SB abilities, 60 power (to keep teams honest) and could be a threat at the top of the lineup.

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  • Thanks, Kevin. I always look forward to your musings and insights on draft prospects. Of the hitters mentioned, Trenton Clark seems like the one you like best. Is that accurate?

    And even though I've been fooled two years running, I'm sticking with my prediction that the Cubs will select a pitcher in the 1st round this year. Looking forward to your draft article on pitchers in the near future. Thanks again for contributing to this site.

  • In reply to Quedub:

    I do like Clark after talk to a few of my scouting buddies. I like Happ Also but Bergman may have the greatest potential because he is just a hitting machine. Before last year I would have said Skye Bolt was my favorite going into the 2015 draft but he has had some serious ups and downs. I really like his skill set. I am pretty torn with the position players it might just come down to who is still available.

  • In reply to Quedub:

    I did reply but it's getting reviewed

  • In reply to Quedub:

    Since it's been over a hour since I wrote the orginal reply.

    I think the Cubs might be leaning towards a pitcher but things change and there is still a lot of time before draft day. As far as favorite hitter in this draft class I am not sure. I really like Clarks tools but I never saw him in person so I am going off hearsay. I have see all the college players and all are impressive in their own rights. I think the best hit tool will he Bregman be just makes contact but is willing to walk. He is one that might fit offensively to cut down Ks but I would move him to 2B or CF.
    I do like Happ but he is a safe pick for me. I love Bolts raw tools But he isn't as consistent as the others at the plate. If he can find that or the Cubs feel that someone will drop to them in the 2nd round they may pick him at 9th. I think Stewart is a lesser version of Schwarber, here is why. To me schwarber was a hitter first then a power guy Stewart is the opposite. He is a power then hit tool. I do like him just have some concerns.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Sorry Kevin. Your comment got stuck in spam and I just woke up to fish it out.

    It appears the spam filter plays no favorites -- even comments from the author!

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    Spam huh? I guess the server isn't a fan of my work?

  • In reply to KGallo:

    LOL...it seems completely random sometimes.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Great stuff Kevin. I Got hit by the spam filter yesterday.
    I live in the Louisiana area get to see a lot of Bergman so I am a little biased, but I think your assessment on him is spot on. Looking at other pre draft rankings you can tell this is a tricky 1st round draft. Do you think Happ will be slotted lower than Bergeman and can he play 2b also?

  • In reply to cub since 89′:

    Happ I think is a better OFer Than a 2B. I really like Bergman if go with my gut. He is my pick but to add another MIFer

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Sorry hit the comment by mistake. I am not sure picking another MIFer is a great idea.

  • In reply to cub since 89′:

    How oftenhave to you seen Bergman?

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Weekly. Just depends. Usually have more free time on Friday nights to sit down and pay attention. Hard to do with a two and four year old. Bergeman, like you said controls the strike zone. Great recognition and hard contact. Plays with a lot of passion which can work against you at times.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    When I look at the Cubs prospects, and minor league system, I see one guy who might be a leadoff, speed and OBP type, that has a chance, and that is Szczur. The Cubs have hitters, but they lack a true lead-off hitter IMHO.

    Maybe Bergman would end that drought, or at least give us a 2nd option. The way Szczur is playing right now, with his obvious rotational change combined with defense and speed, I think he is entering the prospect picture.

  • In reply to Quasimodo:

    *Bregman

  • When Kevin writes, I read and save. Good stuff.

  • Thanks. I will be coming with a Pitchers version soon. I separated them because I had to updating the pitchers one. The Pitchers in this yrs draft keep getting hurt.

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    Great stuff as always Kevin! Always love your insights to the young guys and which way you think the Cubs might be leaning...

  • In reply to bocabobby:

    thank you. I am not sure the Cubs have made any decisions though just yet. I am positive they haven't but would throw in a couple pitchers in the mix who I will talk about soon.

  • It looks like that Wen-Hua Sung will be an interesting prospect in 2015-2016 IFA Draft.

    vs Yoan Moncada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d63FdhzXV04

    vs Team Canada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9kgvIKFZVI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euRr3jt8ZoM

    Source said the RHP has linked his name with Dbacks and
    Rangers,and there are 20 MLB teams in on Taiwanese RHP.
    Im not sure the Cubs would love to have him or not.

  • In reply to Dazon:

    I don't know enough about him to really comment. What I have heard are good thing but not as much buzz as you would think.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Ya! Even if DBacks have the high pool, after all, they can't sign anyone over 0.3M .The rumor contains several misleading and inaccurate statements.

    I hear the Indians is much more aggressive than other MLB teams in Taiwan. On 15-16 IFA, Taiwanese prospects are disappointingly, while Sung is most likely the best player. >:-p

  • Since pitcher always are drafted first do we draft the 4th best
    pitcher or the 2 best hitter

  • In reply to emartinezjr:

    This is a weird draft. It is very pitching heavy so teams may go hitter first.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    So we may get one of the two or three best pitchers if they do?

  • In reply to cubbie steve:

    I think it's very possible.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    That would be so "Cub like" to get the good pitcher in a pitcher heavy draft and let the others fight over the hitters.

  • "There really isn’t a Kyle Schwaber this year but there are some interesting hitters."

    Wasn't Kyle Schwarber considered a mid-first round talent before the draft last year or am I missing some of the nuance behind this?

  • In reply to hansman:

    Schwarber was the best hitter in the draft a lot of people at him mid 1st round because some teams viewed him as a 1B or DH. It had more to do with his position then his hitting skills. I personally loved him Last year.

  • In reply to hansman:

    No hitter with that kind of bat. Schwarber was only considered a mid first rounder because of a question about position. The Cubs had him rated as the very best hitter in the draft and the 2nd best player overall. So far, it is hard to argue with them.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    I see. Thanks!

    This is what I get for not caring about draft rankings until the week of the draft.

  • In reply to hansman:

    I would go with about 2 weeks out because that when everything is in from the teams.

  • In reply to hansman:

    Haha! Kevin knows what's up for the draft. Even last year he was talking about Schwarber and Conforto while many of us were thinking Nick Gordon. Ultimately Mike was the only one who fully bought in on Schwarber.n The more I have followed it, the more I see that draft rankings don't always line up with what is going on -- and at the very least they tend to lag behind a bit as far as the most current info.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    Yeah, we blew that. Gortdon is MLB #34 prospect. Schwarber only #50 (just joking...no need to light the torches)

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    In reply to hansman:

    IIRC, Schwarber was projected mid-first round as you say, but more due to defensive questions. Pre-draft, there was alot of love for the bat, he was considered the most advanced hitter available.

    I think he's saying there just isn't an elite college bat available, like Schwarber or Bryant or Rendon. The elite ceiling bats are high school, which is riskier

  • I don't usually go for dream lineups, but right now this is mine:

    2B Alcantara
    CF Szczur
    1B Rizzo
    SS Castro
    LF Bryant
    RF Soler
    3B Valbuena
    C Montero/Ross
    P

  • In reply to markw:

    If you're "dreaming"... Baez at his ceiling w/b head and shoulders above Alcantara at his. Likewise with Almora over Szczur, and why not Russell vs Valbuena who isn't in the Cubs organization anymore... No Schwarber @ Catcher?... hmmm

  • In reply to HoosierDaddy:

    I am not sure Baez comes close to that ceiling anytime soon.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Yeah, dreaming--but not hallucinating.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    He's likely still a few years away from reaching that (if ever). The OP never said it was a dream line-up for this year though...

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    In reply to HoosierDaddy:

    It sure sounds like Maddon wants Javy on the Opening Day roster, even if others in the organization do not. Maddon seems to see it the same way as you - Baez is better off developing at the Major League level. My guess is that Joe will get what he wants, so let's hope Javy does, in fact, start to scrape that ceiling this year.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Hear, hear!

  • In reply to HoosierDaddy:

    That's a dream lineup for this year, a bit whimsical. I agree re Almora--with the obvious exception of Soler, Almora and Szczur have been easily the most impressive OFers in camp. Szczur was starting to get it late last year, but I still think he surprised the brass in camp this spring. But Almora won't be up this year. And, yep, Russell, but not yet. This is just followup on what I was saying yesterday, and I did notice that Bryant will be playing LF SOON. Also a statement that I wish we'd kept Valbuena, I'd rather have him than LaStella. And yeah, I know Maddon doesn't know what Olt is hitting in ST, but I DO. I think the Cubs would luv to swing a deal for some filler at 3B so they could put Bryant where he belongs.

  • In reply to HoosierDaddy:

    Wasn't that a nice swing Szczur put on the triple last night? Instead of slapping it (as he used to do) he followed through and drove it into the oppo gap. A few years yet for Schwarber.

  • In reply to markw:

    I went to bed after watching Taijuan Walker make quick work of the Cubs for 5+ innings. That dude is going to have a monster year if he can stay healthy. 18 scoreless innings this spring with an effortless 95mph gas.

  • In reply to markw:

    First off, Valbuena is on the Astros. Was traded for Dexter Fowler.

    Second, not sure Castro is the clean up hitter of the future. Have him bat 2nd early on, then move him down to 6th or 7th as the team progresses.

  • In reply to IrwinFletcher:

    Yeah, I think I knew that about Valbuena. Is it too early to wonder whether Cubs blew that deal? Can't be right all the time in a crazy world like MLB. As I said above, the Cubs seem to have an Olt problem, a 3B problem, a roster jam up problem. My suspicion is that they're actively looking for solutions that are a bit more far reaching than we think.

    I understand your arg re Castro, but I'm skeptical whether he's ever a #2. I think he made strides last year.

  • In reply to markw:

    You are concerned the Cubs blew a trade where they gave up a decent hitter, but without a position, for a player that perfectly fits their needs in the field and in the lineup and will put up similar or better numbers?

  • In reply to markw:

    No more Valbuena but what a line-up when you have Soler hitting 6th.

  • In reply to Moonlight:

    Ordinarily you'd probably think Soler should be up higher, but what a dilemma for the oppo if he's behind Bryant!

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    How can you pass up on drafting a name like Skye Bolt? Don't thumb your nose at the gods....

  • In reply to SKMD:

    I like him a lot but I lIke raw players. I don't think there would be a better name in baseball.

  • Do you think they go for a HS player like Betts/Cameron/Clark because they have a lot of elite talent very close to coming up and would like some elite talent coming up in 5 or 6 years when some of the current talent is going to get expensive?

  • In reply to John57:

    I am ok with that out of those 3 I would take Clark. It's also possible to go HS arm too for that same reason.

  • a 70 hit tool from a guy who is athletic enough to play SS in the SEC sure seems like a good draft pick to me. If Bregman is versatile enough to play CF, why not? Injuries, trades, etc can open up a spot for a guy with that kind of hit tool, right?

    I know it is not wise to use a top 10 draft pick to fill an area of need but I'm kind of hoping the stars align and the Cubs get a pitcher they really like.
    Looking forward to the pitching segment.

  • In reply to couch:

    He reminds me of a taller version Dustin Pedora. He is the position player I have that gut feeling about.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    i said a while back that Bregman or Happ I would handicap as likely Theo targets , until they take a pitcher rd 1 I will think they go bat .

  • In reply to Bryan Craven:

    There scouting department is so good at finding quality pitchers in the later rounds. That is why I would continue drafting a sure bet bat with a top ten pick.

  • There's a very small article in this month's Popular Science that says college players will be using a flat-seamed baseball this year. The theory is that smaller wake and less drag will send the ball farther - maybe 20 feet on a standard swing.

    Have you seen evidence of this change yet and will MLB need to take this year's offensive stats with a grain of salt?

  • In reply to DropThePuck:

    To be honest the MLB uses the flatter seams, so it's not really an issue,

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Thank you. I thought a baseball was a baseball and didn't know that the college ball was previously different than the flatter seam MLB ball.

    So, can we project that Kris Bryant's effortless swings will send the flatter seam MLB ball 20 feet further than the balls he hit while at University of San Diego?

  • In reply to DropThePuck:

    That 20 extra feet is for an average player. Bryant will probably get 30 extra. :-)

  • Kevin...thank you so much for this review. Your articles and comments truly makes a great Cubs Den into easily the best Cubs blog and adds incredible value to every Cubs fan. Your analysis raised some questions, one on a few hitters and the other more comparative (sorry for all the questions, but your insight is incredible and hard to resist for a fan...I do understand if you don't have time to go through all of them).

    First, there have been a few hitters that seem to have taken things to the next level this year and perhaps moved into first round consideration. I wanted to get your early thoughts on Rhett Wiseman and David Thompson of Miami (who probably isn't in consideration anywhere near this high but he just seems to be hitting a ton every time I see him). Also, where do you think Isaiah Gilliam (who I would love the Cubs to get in the 2nd or 3rd round) would go if the draft were today? And if Kyler Murray decided to pass on football, would he be in the Cubs consideration?

    On the pitcher/hitter breakdown, it appears at this time after Rogers that, based on projection/talent alone (and not considerations of needs or what will be available later), there are a good number of pitchers that should be taken before any other hitter. In other words, putting injuries aside for the moment, if any of Matuella, Aiken, Allard, Kirby, Tate, and Buehler and maybe Cody, Funkhouser, Tyler Jay, Ashe Russell, Mike Nikorak and Phil Bickford are around, I think I would take them before jumping onto some of the hitting talent (and I like raw high ceiling players, so I might consider Justin Hooper). It seems all of these pitchers have TOR stuff while the hitters either are solid but not superstars or come with lots of questions like Bolt.

    I am sure I am overstating the pitching talent level, but do you think the disparity is anywhere near the stark pitching advantage I describe?

  • In reply to springs:

    I like Wiseman alot but think he is a 2nd rounder. A big reason to go pitcher at 9 in my opinion.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Thank you Kevin. And thank you again for not only the column but hanging around and answering our questions!

  • In reply to springs:

    The Cubs obviously like Wiseman since they already drafted him in 2012.

  • Buehler? Buehler?

    I don't think the Cubs can pass up on a chance to draft Walker Buehler out of Vandy. I don't know much about him beyond his name and that Chris Crawford is high on him, but the last name (even though he spells it wrong) pretty much seals the deal for me.

  • In reply to cowboy2024:

    Buehler is my pick out of the College pitchers.

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    In reply to KGallo:

    He's who I'm pushing for as well. How likely do you think he is to fall to us?

    I'm hoping some teams ahead of us pass due to his size.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    If there are concerns about C.J. Edwards' stamina at 6'2", 170 lbs., why aren't there concerns over Buehler's at 6'1", 160 lbs.?

    I'm not saying there should be or that the concerns over Edwards are particularly valid. Truly asking the question...

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    In reply to Quedub:

    CJ was 155 when we traded for him. So he was taller than Buehler but stil 5 lbs less.

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    In reply to Giffmo:

    15*

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    In reply to Giffmo:

    ignore that. I'm distracted.

    (My kingdom for an "edit" button!)

  • In reply to Giffmo:

    "CJ was 155 when we traded for him. So he was taller than Buehler but stil 5 lbs less."

    Yes, but he's put on weight since and we still hear the stamina concerns. Besides, an inch here and 5 lbs. there, does it really make that big of a difference? They both have very similar body types and sizes.

    Still wondering why Buehler would be considered safely a starter and yet people are worried about CJ.

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    In reply to Quedub:

    being 5 lbs LESS when you're taller is actually a dently significant difference for athletes, especially when you're talking about guys like this that can't put on weight.

    And I think the original weight is still what's bothering some people. It's probably tough to be sure if he's put on good weight or garbage weight.

  • In reply to Giffmo:

    CJ is being helped by Cub nutrionists to eat properly. The 15 to 20 lbs he has gained since being drafted is good muscle weight. He is now also an inch taller. 6'3" and 170 to 175 lbs

  • Awesome stuff! I love these articles

  • 2015 Draft: No Clear No. 1, But College Arms Dominate

    BA online

  • Thanks Kevin. I've been keeping an eye on the net for news on some of these guys. I haven't seen much recently on Trenton Clark. I've been looking since I saw Dan Kirby's early mock picking him for the Cubs and 9. Has he been doing well this season?

  • In reply to Bilbo161:

    Kirby has had some command issues but has amazing stuff.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Sorry for the confusion but I was asking about Trenton Clark. I guess I thought you knew Dan Kirby is a writer at Throughthefencebaseball. Dan picked Clark at 9 for the Cubs in his mock draft some months ago and I have been hoping for more info on Clark ever since.

  • In reply to Bilbo161:

    Everything I have on Clark is hearsay but I have heard plus power and speed. there is conflicting things about his hit tool. But all say big time athleticism.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Thanks Kevin. And thanks for sticking around for the comments too. Can't wait until you write about the pitchers. I remember you specifically mentioning Ashe Russell last year. Since he's an Indiana guy I'm sure you have seen him first hand. I'll wait for the article if you prefer to save your info for that.

  • Clarifying question, Kevin. Forgive my ignorance. Are things like arm strength relative to position or across the board?

    I mean this two ways. If a guy like Baez has a good arm for SS, would he still have a strong arm in RF?

    If the CFs have strong arms, is that relative to CF, or would you still say they have a strong a for RF?

  • In reply to cubbie steve:

    it's really depends who is doing the scouting. It hard to explain Because it's not just a strength. I will give you an example. I would grade Kris Bryant's arm high in the OF then at 3B because his throws have a lot of carry to them.

  • Kevin,
    Maybe you can chime in with the comment above me with this. Whats the difference between a guy having raw power and just power.

  • In reply to SpencerGoCubs:

    A non-scout take, but, the way I think about it is raw power is what you see in batting practice when the ball is meant to be hit easily and "game power" or useable power is what he displays in a game situation.

  • In reply to SpencerGoCubs:

    It's basically BP power and game power.

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    I wonder about Ian Happ. Scouts have said that his lack of a defined position hurts him, but that can also read as "position versatility," which the Cubs value. He can play all over the outfield and also at 2nd and 3rd. Add to that their tendency of taking college bats early and I can see him going to us at #9. We shall see.

    Kevin,

    I wonder how you judge Bregman as a better hitter than Happ. I live in Lima, Peru, so I don't get to see these guys, but Happ is absolutely destroying the baseball this year (and he was arguably the best hitter at the Cape the last two years). Bregman had a so-so year last year, and his numbers this year aren't close to Happ's.

  • In reply to Eric McGuyer:

    Bregman is the better contact hitter.

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    In reply to KGallo:

    Thanks for your reply and the writeup, by the way.

    Do you think Happ has a better approach and more power?

  • In reply to Eric McGuyer:

    I think the power is a coin flip and Happ has a slight approach advantage.

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    In reply to KGallo:

    Interesting, thanks.

  • Hey Kevin, if it isn't too much work, how would you rank all the guys you mentioned from overall greatest to least, when makeup, athleticism/positional value, floor, and ceiling are all accounted for?

    In other words, if the Cubs don't go pitcher and the players are all available, based on what you've seen so far, how would you rank them by likelihood of being drafted by the Cubs if they're all on the board when the Cubs draft?

    Rodgers, Clark, Cameron, Bergman, Swanson, Betts, Stewart, Happ, Bolt, Plummer?

    Hope the pitching post comes out soon. Love reading your stuff!

  • In reply to cubbie steve:

    I can't do the makeup on some so it would be fair.

  • In reply to cubbie steve:

    But the top pick is Rodgers but he won't be their for the Cubs. the Swanson just based on he can stick at SS (he won't be there for the Cubs either). Then Bergman, Clark, Cameron. Stewart and Happ are coin flip for me.

  • Kevin & John,

    If there is no clear cut BPA at # 9 do you think the Cubs try the same strategy as last year and select a player they like rated around 15-20 and use the extra pool money in later rounds ?

  • In reply to SouthsideB:

    At 9 you don't have a clear cut anything because you don't know who will be there. I don't know if it's worth doing a pool money deal because its not a deep draft.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    Ok thanks

  • Great article. I was lucky to see Alex Bregman play this past weekend at Arkansas. He definitely fits the mold you've shared of a taller Dustin Pedroia. He also seemed to have the "gamer" attitude when he was playing, which is always nice to see as well as being on the "next level" compared to the other hitters in college baseball that I've seen so far this year. He hit the ball hard every time including squaring up one really well 400+ feet to left-center field. Would be a great addition to our already rich MI group. Look forward to the pitching article!

  • Kevin,

    I was a little surprised OF Kyle Tucker missed your list ?

    SSB

  • In reply to SouthsideB:

    I like tucker but I think he will be a late 1st rounder or supplemental pick.

  • In reply to KGallo:

    kevin, I know he just had back surgery, but where do you see joe McCarthy going (1st rd, 2nd, sup pick) and how do you rate him as a hitter.

  • Don't take this the wrong way kGallo but please stop putting a gun to johns head and making him post your articles, or whatever blackmail you have over him please stop utilizing it... you may be a great scout or whatever you are but leave the writing to john...

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    In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    Completely and totally uncalled for.

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    In reply to Mike Moody:

    While also objectively stupid.

    Why would anyone here NOT want the input from a professional scout? Especially on an article regarding THE DRAFT.

    The writers here usually have good articles, partly due to having sources to reference. So John could write about what his sources and connections have told him or we could just hear straight from A SCOUT.

    Keep up the good work Kevin, everyone but THAT guy appreciates your work.

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    In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    I am all for people expressing their opinions right or wrong as its like mouths, everyone has one. BUT, just because this is not your thing doesn't mean you have to read it let along make a stupid comment. You think everyone (including me ) likes/agrees w everything that's written? No, because it's imposssible to please everyone all the time.

    In reality, it's good to have different writers, different opinions, different perspectives, ect to have a succesful and equally informative center of Cubs news. I am sure this won't be the first or the last thing ( here or in life in general) that you won't like or agree with so instead of being a negative nancy, just don't read it. Remember this is still a free country.

    Also, I am pretty sure Kevin doesn't have a gun to Johns head or even awkward teenage photos of him that he's threatening to leak to TMZ in order to get this posted!!! I am also equally pretty sure he doesn't have a gun to your head forcing you to read every article.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    How could he possibly NOT take that the wrong way. Kevin's proofreading skills might not be to your liking but who cares. His content is greatly appreciated.

    And with the words you chose to express your opinion, I think you might want to leave the writing to someone else as well.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    KGallo, please don't be discouraged by the rare poster who doesn't possess the maturity to engage in discussion with adults. I can't speak for everyone, of course, but I greatly appreciate your insight and your willingness to share it with us.

    In scout speak, M4M2015 scores about a 2 (of 80) on the Brains tool.

  • In reply to Cliff1969:

    Do you get a 2 for being able to enter a password correctly? Makes sense.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    If you're referring to his writing skills, then you have no place to talk, pal. If you're NOT referring to his writing skills, then you're completely off base. Kevin brings a lot to this cite and his input is highly valued.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    If you are referring to Kevin's writing skills, you have no place to talk, pal. If you're NOT referring to his writing skills, you're completely off base. Kevin brings a ton of great info to this cite and he is highly valued. He certainly needs no advice from you.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    Never said I was a good writer hell I know I am not. I have John edit all my articles And give an apology when I send them. But I have forgotten more things about baseball and player development then most baseball fans will ever know.
    I am a better writer when I am writing scouting reports because I have written thousands of those.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    You would think that someone complaining about writing would at least not have such as grammar with a lot of missing punctuation and poorly worded "sentences."

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    This is rude and disrespectful. Kevin writes for us because he knows his stuff. Period.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    Douche Nozzle.

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    P.S. But don't take that the wrong way...

  • In reply to YouCannotBeSerious:

    Anyone who uses the term "douche nozzle" surely would not offend me in any way...

  • In reply to Maddon4Mayor2015:

    I don't think that went the way you thought it was going to go when you hit post.

    One of my favorite things about Cubs den...the dedication its members have to not letting it be personal and keeping it about baseball. While there's debate on every post, it's almost always based on baseball reasons and almost never gets personal.

    A great example of what the Internet can be.

  • Thank everyone for the back up

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