Chicago Cubs: Starting pitchers aplenty in the 2020 MLB Draft
By Logan Whaley
A mere four months away, the 2020 Major League Baseball first-year player draft proves to be a fun time. For the Chicago Cubs, it is crunch time to figuring out the next future wave of talent to bring into the organization. Luckily, there is a ton of talent.
In recent years, the Chicago Cubs regime has been stealthily prudent with their behind-the-scenes draft plans. Two years ago, Chicago took shortstop Nico Hoerner with their first-round pick. Hoerner reached the big leagues last season and put a spark into the Cubs’ lineup.
Last year it was Ryan Jensen. While Jensen did not see formidable action in his first season, at Low Class-A Eugene, he did post some impressive stats. As those two continue to blossom, it gives way to turn our attention back to the draft and, more importantly, which direction the Cubs will choose.
There are a lot of talented hitters in this class. I have previously discussed what the best moves for the Cubs maybe, but being as that was four months ago, a lot can change. This time around, I am focusing solely on starting pitching. As the rotation continues to age out slowly, the importance of fresh arms has never been higher. Luckily, there are some pretty dang good pitchers in this class, too.