Chicago Cubs: Five MLB draft day ‘dream’ scenarios

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Chicago Cubs: Dipping into the high school pool

Spruce Creek High School, a locale of Port Orange, Florida, is home to the Hawks. It is also where rising outfield prospect Zac Veen has called home for the past four years. A lefty at the dish, Veen is an impressive physical specimen. He is 18 years old and stands at 6’5″, 200 pounds.

Veen was named the 2018 Perfect Game WWBA Underclass World Championship MVP, and he began to catch consistency and fire at the plate. Veen is also the top overall prep bat in this year’s class. He carries a small leg kick in his swing, bringing the same rhythm over and over. The bat speed is elite, and the ball jumps off the bat.

As a current center fielder, scouts see Veen as more suited for a corner spot, potentially. His arm strength is a fit for a place like right field where he can profile his true talents in the outfield. Veen has skyrocketed up draft boards in the previous few months and should be a near-lock for a top ten selection. It is highly doubtful the Cubs will be in the same ballpark for a chance at Veen, and that is why he lands in this group. Then again, you never know.