MLB Draft Notes: Overhaul of Kantrovitz in Chicago, Top 10 Extreme Value, New Drafts, Two-Way Outlook, More

There are less than a month to go until the 2022 MLB draft. And as a reminder, the Chicago Cubs are ranked seventh overall in the 10th bonus fund ($ 10,092,700).

But keep in mind that teams can spend up to 5% more than their allotted bonus pool without losing the future draft option, so the Cubs can spend and are likely to spend a total of up to $ 10,597,335. They are one of four teams (Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants) who have exceeded their money in all 10 drafts since the rule came into force.

A little MLB draft notes you can enjoy today…

  • In North Side Bound, Greg Zumach interviewed Dan Kantrovitz, Vice President of Cubs Scouting (basically The Guy in Charge of the Cubs Draft). So you definitely want to check it out. To begin with, Kantrovitz talks about the nuanced conversation about (1) not being drafted about himself and (2) the value of previous draft options (potential customers from the MLB family tree). I was a little surprised by his opinion of the latter, but I was fascinated to learn how it didn’t affect any player’s potential talent (because his father or brother was good or whatever) and more ability to project certain physical characteristics. as modeling your preparation for big leagues.
  • Kantrovitz also discusses the organizational changes that took place between the 2020 and 2021 drafts. New systems and processes * and * new employees both in the field and in the office are probably in place. In other words, this is just another draft of the “new system”. And it seemed like a good reminder that the organization didn’t improve everything in 2012 when Theo Epstein came on board. The game has changed a lot since then. And it’s nice to be reminded that the Cubs have made some necessary updates to the organization’s design in recent years, and that the show is being hosted by someone named Dan Kantrovitz, who is already a required GM candidate.
  • It’s probably semi-intuitive for most MLB / draft fans, but I didn’t think the curve was that steep. I think it’s good that Cubs has the top 7 this year (and probably next year).
  • Next up we have a couple of updated trials from CBS Sports, MLB Pipeline and Keith Law (actually in the top 100), and to believe it, they all have a different player 1-1.
  • CBS Sports plans high school shortcut Jackson Holliday’s first choice, MLB Pipeline thinks Orioles will try to save some money in the first place when it comes to shortcut Brooks Lee, and Keith Law chooses the most common draft with the best Druw Jones. (who is the predicted general selection No. 2 in the other two drafts). Given everything we’ve seen so far, I think it’s safe to say that Jones is one of the best drafts available, but it’s not always a sure way to get the best draft overall. My head passed over to Byron Buxton with Carlos Correa, which was the right speech for a number of reasons, including how they could then attack the rest of the draft. And the Cubs lucky that when Kris Bryant was available, they couldn’t choose their potential draft (Mark Appel). And if you can save money to spend elsewhere, then … I think that’s an understandable approach. In addition, we are talking about high school students here. The gap between each team’s internal ratings is likely to be quite large.
  • Worth it, Law is Brooks Lee’s fifth draft talent and Jackson Holliday’s sixth.
  • Therefore, I’m not sure it will be much help to emphasize that college catcher Kevin Parada is in the 7th position of his draft (where the Cubs will choose), because that doesn’t mean it’s actually where he lands. Indeed, for both CBS and MLB Pipeline, the Cubs have taken on the third player, Cam Collier. And this is not the first time they have been attached. The 17-year-old Collier plays in the Cape Cod League (a baseball league with prospects and high talent that is always full of future high league players) and can also play outside the Cubs.
  • Indeed, after his top 100 rankings in the Question and Answer Act, he said he believes Collier will be ranked fourth overall. So you know, don’t get too excited yet. Actually, do. The Cubs will not get one of the top 2 talents in this draft, but 5-7 players have afterwords that are undeniably around their necks. It’s just a matter of preference.
  • Draft Outlook Brandon Barriera is skipping the start of a regular season and the entire offseason to keep himself healthy for the upcoming draft. This is a huge decision for an amateur player and will likely be chosen by many other talented throwers in the future. It can really change a lot and put even more pressure on scouts to get things done as early as possible. We can also see that more resources are being devoted (as far as possible) to the early examination of cans and especially to health research.
  • I’ve waited so long to see someone do it – believably – in the big leagues:

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