Cubs Draft – Through Day 3 (Rounds 1-50)


The Muleriders?

 That has to be one of the more unique collegiate mascots in all of the NCAA.  But it was the home of Chicago Cubs first-round draft pick, Hayden Simpson – the right-hander that Tim Wilken shocked the baseball world by picking with the 16th-overall pick.  A 13-1 overall record at the Division II school is solid, but will it transfer over to the Northwest League – where he’ll probably see his first tutorial this summer as part of piggyback starts (since he threw 99 innings in college this spring).

MLB.JPGIt was a pitcher heavy draft, as 31 of the 50 selections were pitchers – with the squad not selecting a true third-baseman (guessing the hot corner will be manned by someone from Extended Spring Training).  Many of the position players were also high-schoolers – who won’t see Boise till the final week of the season, so for those in EST, a ticket out of Mesa seems inevitable.  One interesting name was Benito Santiago Jr. – son of former Padres Rookie of the Year, Benito Santiago.

Click Here (
2010DraftRoster.pdf) for the Roster of Cubs Selections through Round 50.

Click Here (
2010DraftBios.pdf) for Bios of Cubs Selections through Round 50.

1 Comment

Hey Mike, nice article and if you want, you can check out my new blog for the Hawks HAM insiders at with an analysis of Hayden Simpson and the first 15 rounds of draft choices by the Cubs.

Thanks, a lot, and look forward to working with you this season,

John Engel

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