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Chicago Cubs News: Defense leads the way; The next wave of Cubs players

Apr 4, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) celebrates with catcher Willson Contreras (40) after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Cubs won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) celebrates with catcher Willson Contreras (40) after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Cubs won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon knows how important defense is. That’s why Tuesday’s win must have had him giddy with some of the plays the Cubs made in the 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

D-Peat. It may be one of Chicago Cubs‘ skipper Joe Maddon‘s ‘Maddonisms’, but how important it is to the Cubs cannot be overstated. The defense last year was the best in the league. Is it possible that this year’s team could be even better? If Tuesday night was any indicator, the answer to that question is yes.

There’s never a time that the organization doesn’t have their eye on what’s going on in the college ranks. It’s dedication like that for the team that has led to picks like Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ. So who’s next on the Cubs radar? We take a look at five players that you might want to keep an eye on for the upcoming draft.

Severe storms have pushed back the Cubs departure from St. Louis as they will have to stick around to play the series finale on Thursday. But with that, we take a look at the weekend series ahead for the Cubs as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs defense on display in 2-1 win over the Cards’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Five college players on the Cubs radar’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Pillar robs Machado with wall-crashing catch’ – MLB.com

‘Cubs-Cards finale postponed till Thursday’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs at Brewers weekend series preview’ – Cubbies Crib

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