Full 2012 Cubs Draft Recap

That was a long three days for everyone involved, I will try to break it down to the best of my ability for you.  It’s obvious that the Cubs needed to fill their system with pitching depth and it appears that they did so.

The Cubs had 42 picks in this years draft, 40 round plus two compensation (or sandwhich) picks.  In years past the draft has been 50 rounds, under the new CBA the rounds were reduced to 40.  The breakdown of the 42 picks is as follows, 22 pitchers (18 RHP, 4 LHP), seven infielders, eight outfielders, and five catchers.  Of those players 20 were college players, seven were junior college players, and the Cubs drafted 15 high school players. 

Here’s the full list…

 

Thanks for reading!
– George

LIVE Blogging of the Draft Starts NOW!!

Welcome to the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft!

Here.  We.  Go……

With the 1st Overall pick the Houston Astros select….

Carlos Correa
Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Senior
Height: 6’4″, Weight: 190
Position: SS
DOB: 09/22/1994
Bats: R, Throws: R

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Full first round recap after the jump.

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Massive 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft Preview

I started talking about the draft a few weeks ago, and how much prep time Theo and company were putting into it, well now we are close enough to the draft so you should get to know who the Cubs have been looking at.  The draft will be broadcast live on MLB Network at 7:00 PM EST, one hour earlier MLB Network will air a draft preview special.  Want to know who they will be talking about, and who the Cubs are thinking about taking at number six?  Then keep reading.

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