When the 2011 MLB amateur draft came along, the Chicago Cubs, like all other teams, set their sights on drafting the best players to help build their organization. Whether utilizing these draftees as trade pieces or grooming them to one day be called up to the big leagues, the ultimate goal is to best equip their team for a run at the World Series.
The following slideshow will highlight the Cubs' top three prospects that were chosen in the 2011 MLB amateur draft, but not the organization's overall top prospects.
The three players to be discussed were the Cubs’ first-round, second-round and 14th-round picks in last year’s draft, and they are also listed on Baseball America’s organizational top 10 prospects for the Chicago Cubs.
So, let’s begin with the Cubs’ first round draft pick, ninth overall, Javier Baez.