Chicago Cubs: Potential options in the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft

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Michael Busch, 1B/OF, North Carolina

When you watch Michael Busch swing a bat, there is a slight combination of a Javier Baez bat waggle and a crouched, more compact Anthony Rizzo-esque stance. He would seemingly fit right in with the Cubs.

Busch is a three-year starter with the Tar Heels, showing impressive numbers the past two seasons as a 21-year-old. A left-handed batter, Busch shows quick bat speed as the ball jumps to all parts of the field. In his three years at UNC, Busch has a career .280/.431/.479 slash line with an impressive .910 OPS.

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Over the past two seasons, Busch has also managed to find serious power, belting 25 home runs across that span. His power extends to all fields, and he can drive the ball with ease. Regarding his strikeouts, Busch also has been great about cutting them down. Last season he posted a 13.41% strikeout rate and carried a career 13.13% K-rate.

In terms of his walks, Busch has shown great patience. This season, he worked free passes a ridiculous 20.69% of the time and has a career 18.40% walk rate. Busch is someone to watch in the draft this season, and if he falls to the Cubs, they could have their heir apparent at first base.

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