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  • Brady Aiken

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  • Tyler Beede

    3 4.62%
  • Nick Gordon

    7 10.77%
  • Alex Jackson

    4 6.15%
  • Tyler Kolek

    3 4.62%
  • Sean Newcomb

    0 0%
  • Aaron Nola

    6 9.23%
  • Max Pentecost

    3 4.62%
  • Carlos Rodon

    15 23.08%
  • Bradley Zimmer

    0 0%
  • Other

    23 35.38%
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    2014 First-Year Player Draft (6/5 - 6/7)


    Thursday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. ET - Round 1-Compensatory B
    Friday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. ET - Round 3-10
    Saturday, June 7, 1:00 p.m. ET - Round 11-40


    PSD PRE-DRAFT EVALUATION
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    PSD CONSENSUS TOP TALENT LIST
    Overall Name ABE32 cbb2 C-r12 h20 SG TE 01. (t) Carlos Rodon 4 2 1 2 3 1 01. (t) Brady Aiken 2 1 3 1 4 2 03. Alex Jackson 3 4 2 3 2 3 04. Tyler Kolek 1 3 4 6 14 5 05. Nick Gordon 5 6 7 4 5 10 06. Tyler Beede 6 12 5 12 1 7 07. Aaron Nola 7 7 8 11 10 11 08. Bradley Zimmer 11 10 6 7 9 16 09. Sean Newcomb 10 9 9 14 6 12 10. Kyle Freeland 8 11 15 5 26 9 11. Trea Turner 13 22 10 8 8 14 12. Michael Conforto 14 15 13 21 7 6 13. Touki Toussaint 24 8 12 18 13 4 14. Jeff Hoffman 12 5 27 13 22 8 15. Max Pentecost 16 16 19 10 25 13 16. Grant Holmes 9 13 20 9 17 17. Brandon Finnegan 15 14 26 15 18 18. Kyle Schwarber 20 19 19 15 20 19. Jacob Gatewood 19 18 18 17 24 20. Braxton Davidson 21 11 20 16 21. Derek Fisher 22 17 14 27 22. Monte Harrison 25 17 18 21 23. Luis Ortiz 18 24 22 22 24. Erick Fedde 25 21 26 15 25. Sean Reid-Foley 21 24 25 19 26. Michael Chavis 23 16 27 27. Nick Burdi 26 19 26 28. Keaton McKinney 23 12 29. Michael Cederoth 17 24 30. Derek Hill 20 22 31. Spencer Adams 23 23 32. Foster Griffin 27 21 33. Casey Gillaspie 23 27 34. Michael Kopech 11 35. Luke Weaver 16 36. Dylan Cease 17 37. Jacob Bukauskas 20 38. Forrest Wall 23 39. Kodi Medeiros 24 40. (t) Justus Sheffield 25 40. (t) Nick Howard 25 42. Cameron Varga 26 43. Michael Gettys 27
    Source: ABE32, C-ross12 (C-r12), cubsbullsbears2 (cbb2), hrubes20 (h20), SenorGato (SG), Tom Emanski (TE)

    PSD SECOND ROUND CONSIDERATIONS

    Jake Bukauskas, Nick Burdi, Michael Cederoth, Jacob Lindgren, Keaton McKinney,
    Mike Papi, Carson Sands, Justus Sheffield, Cameron Varga

    PSD THIRD ROUND CONSIDERATIONS

    Bobby Bradley, Dylan Cease, Jack Flaherty, Grayson Greiner, Mac Marshall,
    Keaton McKinney, Sam Travis, Keith Weisenberg

    DRAFT ORDER
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    FIRST ROUND
    No. Team Selection 001. Houston Astros | Brady Aiken 002. Miami Marlins | Tyler Kolek 003. Chicago White Sox | Carlos Rodon 004. Chicago Cubs | Kyle Schwarber 005. Minnesota Twins | Nick Gordon 006. Seattle Mariners | Alex Jackson 007. Philadelphia Phillies | Aaron Nola 008. Colorado Rockies | Kyle Freeland 009. Toronto Blue Jays | Jeff Hoffman 010. New York Mets | Michael Conforto 011. Toronto Blue Jays | Max Pentecost (P. Bickford - unsigned) 012. Milwaukee Brewers | Kodi Medeiros 013. San Diego Padres | Trea Turner 014. San Francisco Giants | Tyler Beede 015. Los Angeles Angels | Sean Newcomb 016. Arizona Diamondbacks | Touki Toussaint 017. Kansas City Royals | Brandon Finnegan 018. Washington Nationals | Erick Fedde 019. Cincinnati Reds | Nick Howard 020. Tampa Bay Rays | Casey Gillaspie 021. Cleveland Indians | Bradley Zimmer 022. Los Angeles Dodgers | Grant Holmes 023. Detroit Tigers | Derek Hill 024. Pittsburgh Pirates | Cole Tucker 025. Oakland Athletics | Matthew Chapman 026. Boston Red Sox | Michael Chavis 027. St. Louis Cardinals | Luke Weaver 028. Kansas City Royals | Foster Griffin (E. Santana) 029. Cincinnati Reds | Alex Blandino (S. Choo) 030. Texas Rangers | Luis Ortiz (N. Cruz) 031. Cleveland Indians | Justus Sheffield (U. Jimenez) 032. Atlanta Braves | Braxton Davidson (B. McCann) 033. Boston Red Sox | Michael Kopech (J. Ellsbury) 034. St. Louis Cardinals | Jack Flaherty (C. Beltran)
    _____________________________________________________________________________________ COMPENSATORY A
    No. Team Selection 035. Colorado Rockies | Forrest Wall 036. Miami Marlins | Blake Anderson (M. Krook - unsigned) 037. Houston Astros | Derek Fisher (via Baltimore Orioles) 038. Cleveland Indians | Mike Papi 039. Pittsburgh Pirates | Connor Joe 040. Kansas City Royals | Chase Vallot 041. Milwaukee Brewers | Jacob Gatewood
    _____________________________________________________________________________________ SECOND ROUND
    No. Team Selection 042. Houston Astros | A.J. Reed 043. Miami Marlins | Justin Twine 044. Chicago White Sox | Spencer Adams 045. Chicago Cubs | Jake Stinnett 046. Minnesota Twins | Nick Burd 047. Philadelphia Phillies | Matt Imhof 048. Colorado Rockies | Ryan Castellani 049. Toronto Blue Jays | Sean Reid-Foley 050. Milwaukee Brewers | Monte Harrison 051. San Diego Padres | Michael Gettys 052. San Francisco Giants | Aramis Garcia 053. Los Angeles Angels | Joe Gatto 054. Arizona Diamondbacks | Cody Reed 055. New York Yankees | Jacob Lindgren 056. Kansas City Royals | Scott Blewett 057. Washington Nationals | Andrew Suarez 058. Cincinnati Reds | Taylor Sparks 059. Texas Rangers | Tiquan Forbes 060. Tampa Bay Rays | Cameron Varga 061. Cleveland Indians | Grant Hockin 062. Los Angeles Dodgers | Alex Verdugo 063. Detroit Tigers | Spencer Turnbull 064. Pittsburgh Pirates | Mitch Keller 065. Oakland Athletics | Daniel Gossett 066. Atlanta Braves | Garrett Fulenchek 067. Boston Red Sox | Sam Travis 068. St. Louis Cardinals | Ronnie Williams
    _____________________________________________________________________________________ COMPENSATORY B
    No. Team Selection 069. Arizona Diamondbacks | Marcus Wilson (via San Diego Padres) 070. Arizona Diamondbacks | Isan Diaz 071. St. Louis Cardinals | Andrew Morales 072. Tampa Bay Rays | Brent Honeywell 073. Pittsburgh Pirates | Trey Supak 074. Seattle Mariners | Gareth Morgan
    _____________________________________________________________________________________ THIRD ROUND
    No. Team Selection 075. Houston Astros | J.D. Davis 076. Miami Marlins | Brian Anderson 077. Chicago White Sox | Jace Fry 078. Chicago Cubs | Mark Zagunis 079. Minnesota Twins | Michael Cederoth 080. Seattle Mariners | Austin Cousino 081. Philadelphia Phillies | Aaron Brown 082. Colorado Rockies | Sam Howard 083. Toronto Blue Jays | Nick Wells 084. New York Mets | Milton Ramos 085. Milwaukee Brewers | Cy Sneed 086. San Diego Padres | Zech Lemond 087. San Francisco Giants | Dylan Davis 088. Los Angeles Angels | Chris Ellis 089. Arizona Diamondbacks | Matt Railey 090. Baltimore Orioles | Brian Gonzalez 091. New York Yankees | Austin DeCarr 092. Kansas City Royals | Eric Skoglund 093. Washington Nationals | Jakson Reetz 094. Cincinnati Reds | Wyatt Strahan 095. Texas Rangers | Joshua Morgan 096. Tampa Bay Rays | Brock Burke 097. Cleveland Indians | Bobby Bradley 098. Los Angeles Dodgers | John Richy 099. Detroit Tigers | Grayson Greiner 100. Pittsburgh Pirates | Jordan Luplow 101. Oakland Athletics | Brett Graves 102. Atlanta Braves | Max Povse 103. Boston Red Sox | Edward Cosart 104. St. Louis Cardinals | Trevor Megill
    _____________________________________________________________________________________ SUPPLEMENTAL ROUND
    No. Team Selection 105. Miami Marlins | Michael Mader (B. DeLuzio - unsigned)
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    ROUNDS 4-40
    No. Team No. Team 106. Houston Astros 121. Baltimore Orioles 107. Miami Marlins 122. New York Yankees 108. Chicago White Sox 123. Kansas City Royals 109. Chicago Cubs 124. Washington Nationals 110. Minnesota Twins 125. Cincinnati Reds 111. Seattle Mariners 126. Texas Rangers 112. Philadelphia Phillies 127. Tampa Bay Rays 113. Colorado Rockies 128. Cleveland Indians 114. Toronto Blue Jays 129. Los Angeles Dodgers 115. New York Mets 130. Detroit Tigers 116. Milwaukee Brewers 131. Pittsburgh Pirates 117. San Diego Padres 132. Oakland Athletics 118. San Francisco Giants 133. Atlanta Braves 119. Los Angeles Angels 134. Boston Red Sox 120. Arizona Diamondbacks 135. St. Louis Cardinals
    BUDGET ALLOWANCES

    Listed below are the overall signing budgets for the 2014 draft—in descending order of the amount teams have to spend—with the number of selections they each have in the first 10 rounds. Following each team's overall budget is a breakdown of the approximate values of the individual picks for the Chicago Cubs in the first 10 rounds, and where those picks fall in the overall order.

    Assigned pick values for the first 10 rounds of the 2014 draft have increased 1.6 percent from last year’s numbers. The total value for those rounds is $205,786,400.

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    2014 LEAGUE BONUS POOLS
    Team Picks Total Marlins 13 $14,199,300 Astros 11 $13,362,200 White Sox 10 $9,509,700 Blue Jays 11 $9,458,500 Royals 12 $8,602,900 Cubs 10 $8,352,300 Rockies 11 $8,347,300 Indians 12 $8,234,100 Brewers 11 $7,605,600 Twins 10 $7,525,600 Diamondbacks 12 $7,228,300 Cardinals 12 $7,087,200 Reds 11 $6,973,400 Phillies 10 $6,896,700 Mariners 10 $6,767,300 Red Sox 11 $6,373,300 Padres 10 $6,098,600 Giants 10 $5,949,800 Rays 11 $5,848,400 Angels 10 $5,774,000 Pirates 12 $5,606,100 Mets 09 $5,308,300 Nationals 10 $5,275,700 Dodgers 10 $4,947,700 Tigers 10 $4,890,200 Rangers 10 $4,820,700 Athletics 10 $4,778,300 Braves 10 $4,557,700 Yankees 09 $3,202,300 Orioles 08 $2,204,400 2014 Total 315 $205,786,400 2013 Total 316 $202,501,600 2012 Total 338 $189,903,500
    Source: Baseball America, "MLB Slashes Money For International Players While Draft Bonus Pools Rise."

    CBA RESTRICTIONS

    Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), each team has an allotted bonus pool equal to the sum of the values of that club's selections in the first 10 rounds of the Draft. The more picks a team has, and the earlier it picks, the larger the pool.

    The signing bonuses for a team's selections in the first 10 rounds, plus any bonus greater than $100,000 for a player taken after the 10th round, will apply toward the bonus-pool total. If a player does not sign in the first 10 rounds, his assigned value is removed from the team’s pool total.

    Any team going up to 5 percent over its allotted pool will be taxed at a 75-percent rate on the overage. A team that overspends by 5-10 percent receives a 75-percent tax plus the loss of a first-round pick. A team that goes 10-15 percent over its pool amount will be hit with a 100-percent penalty on the overage and the loss of a first- and second-round pick. Any overage of 15 percent or more results in a 100-percent tax plus the loss of first-round picks in the next two Drafts.

    THE DRAFT ACCORDING TO CUBS

    Theo Epstein: "We're just going to take the best player, regardless of position—the best investment, the best bet on that player's career. I think there's tremendous pitching depth in this class. I think there's more depth than elite, per se, but we should come out with a pretty good pitching haul, we hope, when it's all said and done."

    Jed Hoyer: "One of the things that's a challenge in the Draft is that it's sort of a moment in time. How a guy is throwing the last four weeks of his junior season could have a big impact on where he goes in the Draft. You want to see him doing well but you want to try to take his college career and whole body of work into account.

    "If you had a Major League Draft and only focused on a guy's last four starts, you could make some pretty big mistakes. It's important to show health but also to show what a guy has done his whole career.

    "One of the biggest challenges with pitching is you think a guy won't be there in the second round but all of a sudden he has an arm injury or his velocity dips, and we might well be looking at him and we have to make an educated decision.

    “I think we’ve been pretty consistent. We’re going to take the best player for us. And we’ll probably take a lot of pitching over the course of the draft. What we do at number four is still a mystery. We’re very much in the process of going through it…We don’t know what’s going to happen in front of us. Obviously that makes variables.”

    Jason McLeod: "Ultimately, it's long term, who will make the most significant impact on the organization. We don't go into any Draft drafting based on need, we go in drafting on who we feel is going to provide the biggest impact for our club, hopefully for years to come."

    Code:
    CUBS BONUS POOL
    Pick No. Slot Value 01. 004. $4,621,200 02. 045. $1,250,400 03. 078. $714,900 04. 109. $480,600 05. 139. $359,900 06. 169. $269,500 07. 199. $201,900 08. 229. $161,800 09. 259. $151,000 10. 289. $141,000 TOTAL $8,352,200 AVG $835,200 MLB RANK* 6th * Rank in terms of total bonus pool $
    Source: Baseball America, "Assigned Pick Values For Top 10 Rounds."



    CHICAGO CUBS DRAFT SELECTIONS
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    RECENT TOP PICKS
    Year Player Position Current Team 2013 Kris Bryant 3B Double-A Tennessee 2012 Albert Almora OF Class A+ Daytona 2011 Javier Baez SS Triple-A Iowa 2010 Hayden Simpson RHP Released March 30, 2013 2009 Brett Jackson OF Triple-A Iowa 2008 Andrew Cashner RHP San Diego Padres (traded January 6, 2012) 2007 Josh Vitters 3B Triple-A Iowa
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    CHICAGO CUBS 2014 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SELECTIONS
    Pick No. Name Pos. B/T Height Weight Twitter 01. 0004. | Kyle Schwarber C L/R 6'0" 235 @kschwarb12 02. 0045. | Jake Stinnett RHP R/R 6'4" 205 @jstinnett7 03. 0078. | Mark Zagunis 04. 0109. | Carson Sands @southpawsands 05. 0139. | Justin Steele 06. 0169. | Dylan Cease @NewDylancease7 @OldDylancease7 07. 0199. | James Norwood @Sir_KingJames 08. 0229. | Tommy Thorpe @tommy_thorpe 09. 0259. | James Farris @JamesFarrisBSM 10. 0289. | Ryan Williams
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    11. 0319. | 12. 0349. | 13. 0379. | 14. 0409. | 15. 0439. | 16. 0469. | 17. 0499. | 18. 0529. | 19. 0559. | 20. 0589. | 21. 0619. | 22. 0649. | 23. 0679. | 24. 0709. | 25. 0739. | 26. 0769. | 27. 0799. | 28. 0829. | 29. 0859. | 30. 0889. | 31. 0919. | 32. 0949. | 33. 0979. | 34. 1009. | 35. 1039. | 36. 1069. | 37. 1099. | 39. 1129. | 39. 1159. | 40. 1189. | * The 2014 signing deadline is July 18th, 5:00 p.m. ET.
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    The poll is based on the PSD Consensus Top Talent List, with Max Pentecost replacing Kyle Freeland, who occupies the 10th spot.

    After the conclusion of the draft, a separate thread will be used to track rumored/confirmed signings.
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    Yags

    #VoteRizzo... or else

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    Kolek not going top 10 is possible I guess but I really don't think it has much of a chance. Way too much potential with him.

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    Thanks Yags.

    Good night everyone and see you guys on Draft Day.
    There is always a PLAN "B".


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    Now that reports are saying Kolek is falling fast, I don't have much hope for Rodon being there at 1.4. I'm preparing myself for Conforto; hard to get too excited about that, but he's a nice college bat who should at least get on base at a decent clip.

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    Yags, you're the best. Thanks again.

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    Thanks for doing this yet again Yags.

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    Sam McWilliams is a HS RHP I would be interested in later on in the draft.

    Some major college commitment arms that would be interesting non-first picks:

    Peter Solomon (ND) - More the name of the school, actually a weak commit and considered somewhat of an easy sign.
    Nicholas Wells LHSP (Virginia
    Tommy Doyle RHP (Virginia) - Both he and Wells have better size than Virginia's current, very talented group.
    Jake Latz LHP (LSU) - More or less he's Brady Aiken lite.
    Gage Hinz RHP (Oregon St) - This guy could be electric:

    http://www.ncsasports.org/baseball-r...ool/gage-hinsz

    Colton Hock (Stanford) - Kinda sorta vaguely reminds me of Matt Garza.
    Griffin Canning (UCLA) - Interesting
    Gabe Gonzalez (UNLV) - Vaguely reminds me Carlos Zambrano.
    Michah Miniard - Probably the easiest sign here and the commit is only Western Kentucky.
    Quinn Brodey (Stanford) - LHP, I think he models his motion after Dylan Bundy

    2 Interesting JC pitcher: Scott Williams RHP - transferred from Virginia to the the state JC of Florida.
    Grayson Gruffman LHP
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    Ooph on my rankings. Pentecost should be higher, Hoffman should be lower, Rodon would get bumped up to 2, Conforto too high...

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    My final guess (not vote) is Gordon. I don't think Rodon will fall and I think they will take the best overall player which I believe to be Gordon. Having said that. I am probably wrong.


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    Sick thread, good job. I hope one of Rodon, Aiken, or Jackson falls to us.

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    Vanderbilt ace Tyler Beede ready for MLB Draft
    Vanderbilt right hander Tyler Beede is expected to go in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft Thursday.

    Beede has been through this before. He was taken 21st overall by the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2011. Beede turned down a lucrative deal to spend the last three years at Vanderbilt.

    He is 6 foot, four inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. He is also a Massachusetts native who has won 23 games at Vanderbilt, striking out 271 hitters and established himself as the Commodores ace.

    His maturity and focus will be put to the test this week as he starts for the Commodores Friday at noon against Stanford in the Super Regionals. That will be just over 12 hours after he will be picked in the draft.

    Beede seems to be taking it all in stride.

    “I'm certainly going to enjoy the moment Thursday. My family will be here, but it's going to be something that has to be set aside immediately right when I go to bed and put my head on the pillow and really start looking forward to Stanford on Friday at noon," he stated.

    Dores head coach Tim Corbin has no doubt his starter can handle the situation.

    “I'm not worried about Tyler Beede. Tyler Beede's gone through this experience before. Tyler Beede had to go through this experience in high school. That's a good thing. He's faced a lot of things a lot of amateur kids have not had to face," Corbin said.

    Some projections have Beede as one of the top ten players in the draft.

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    ^ Best pitcher in the draft

    Is anyone actually going to watch the draft?

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