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The Chicago Cubs had an interesting Day 1 of the draft, shocking the baseball world by selecting Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber at No. 4 overall rather than one of the many impact arms still on the board, but then found good value in Maryland senior RHP Jake Stinnett in the second round.
It was a foregone conclusion headed into Day 2 that, with the money saved on their initial picks, the Cubs would target some of the high-end arms that went unselected in the opening rounds due to either injury or signability concerns. And after grabbing athletic, bat-first catcher Mark Zagunis in the third round, that's exactly what happened.
The Cubs drafted three notable prep arms with their next three picks in LHP Carson Sands, LHP Justin Steele and RHP Dylan Cease. All three players are perceived to have signability issues, especially Sands, a Florida State commit, and Cease, who avoided surgery this spring for a partial UCL tear and is committed to Vanderbilt next season.
The organization's final four picks on Day 2 were college pitchers, with the notable selections being St. Louis RHP James Norwood, who I had ranked in the top 100 prospects headed into the draft, and RHP James Farris, a senior with good pitchability and command.