Chicago Cubs: Looking ahead to the 2020 Major League Baseball draft

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Chicago Cubs: Daniel Cabrera, LSU

The final guy on this list who the Cubs should consider is Daniel Cabrera, a left-handed outfielder who can play center field and left field. Cabrera was a first selection by the San Diego Padres in the 26th round of the 2017 draft. He forewent the opportunity to attend LSU, where he has been dominant.

As a freshman with the Tigers, Cabrera slashed .315/.405/.525 with eight home runs and 54 RBI in 63 games. He posted a .397 wOBA with a 13.23% walk rate and respectable 14.01% strikeout rate. Cabrera followed his freshman season up with another solid campaign. This year, he slashed .293/.357/.571 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in just 49 games.

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Cabrera has a beautifully smooth, compact swing, and the ball jumps off his bat with ease. The power can translate easily to the next level, and Cabrera also has above-average durability according to The Baseball Cube, setting him up for a hopefully lovely long career.

Outside of Brennen Davis and Cole Roederer, the Cubs do not have many quality outfield prospects in their pipeline. Cabrera could be the answer to that challenge, and if he is available when its Chicago’s turn, they should bring him into the system.

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