Chicago Cubs: Keep an eye on Duncan Robinson and Dakota Mekkes in 2019

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The Chicago Cubs have one of the weaker farm systems in Major League Baseball. There is still talent worth keeping an eye on moving into 2019.

Interestingly enough, if you do not follow the Chicago Cubs or prospects for that matter, there is a higher likelihood of misappropriating talent when it comes to the future moves the club decides to make. While this will not come to fruition for another few years, looking into the crystal ball of clarity will help fans develop unnerving patience for that future talent.

Two such names are Duncan Robinson and Dakota Mekkes. Both big right-handers heard their names called just one round apart by the Cubs, in the 2016 MLB Amateur player draft, with Robinson selected in round nine and Mekkes picked in the tenth.

For the Cubs, the prospect of developing two big right-handed arms is critical for the team moving forward. Big may be an understatement here. Physically, both Robinson and Mekkes are big guys. Robinson stands at 6’6″ weighing 220 pounds. Mekkes, meanwhile, stands at 6’7″ and weighs 250 pounds. While being big as a pitcher doesn’t always mean much, it certainly adds to the allure of talent, and for these two, they are two who could end up being special.