Yes its very early... but this draft has a lot of talent and will be a fun watch!
Through the Fence has the Cubs drafting:
2. Chicago Cubs — Ryne Stanek, RHP, Arkansas
The Cubs have added some serious talent over the last couple of drafts, as well as the signing of Jorge Soler. Most of that talent, however, is on the offensive side. Stanek would give them the future ace they are currently lacking in their farm system. At 6’-4” and 180 pounds, he has three quality pitches and all three have the potential to be plus. His fastball touches 97 mph, his curveball sits in the low 80s and his change-up in the mid 80s with good deception. He went 7-4 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 80 K/33 BB over 86.2 innings as a sophomore. He will be the Friday night starter for the Razorbacks this upcoming season and scouts will be everywhere as he and teammate Dominic Ficociello are both considered first-round picks.
BLEACHER REPORT HAS:
2. Chicago Cubs: Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State
The definition of a pop-up prospect, Manaea burst onto the scene this past summer in the Cape Cod League where he captured honors as the top pitcher. He possesses easy, mid-90s velocity and a sharp slider, and should attract droves of scouts at every start
PROSPECT NATION HAS:
2. Chicago Cubs — Austin Meadows, OF, Grayson HS (GA)
Meadows opened eyes and showed the entire world how special his talents are at the 2011 IBAF Youth Championships held in Mexico. As a member of the U16 team USA squad, he was the MVP of the tournament, hitting a ridiculous .537 (22-for-41) over eight games as Team USA won the gold. He added nine extra-base hits, six stolen bases and set a Team USA record by knocking in an absurd 28 runs. The 6’-4”, 200-pound left-hander has all five tools including power to all fields and great speed. His outstanding talent and high character has teams drooling already.