piggidyphish Auburn Fan Birmingham Member since Jul 2009 15731 posts
re: MLB Draft thread | (Posted on 6/5/14 at 3:09 pm to Lsuhoohoo)
quote: I'm wondering if the Cubs decide to take an arm. Tyler Kolek could probably still be there at 4. They haven't taken a first round pitcher since 2010 and most of their top 10 prospects are hitters.
They don't like him. They think he's too big and a matter of when, not if, he gets injured. They wanted a college pitcher (which is why they flirted with nola for a bit) becuase they view the draft as being deep with pitchers (of which they'll take many) but think they can get them in later rounds.
Farm is certianly hitter heavy and needs pitching, there just won't be a year or so away guy available for them at 4 (at least with the upside to be taken at 4 for that money)...which sucks.