Chicago Cubs: 4 can’t-miss options at the seventh pick in the draft

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Cubs: 4 options with the seventh pick in the MLB Draft: Cam Collier

Son of former major leaguer Lou Collier, Cam Collier is perhaps the biggest wild card in this entire draft, but the talent is undeniable. Though the consensus is mixed, with Pipeline having him at 12, Keith Law having him all the way up at two, and others having him toward the middle, there are a lot of different ways the draft could shake out. But one thing that’s certain is that the Cubs have done their homework, and have consistently been linked to Collier.

Though Collier was originally slated to be a part of the 2023 draft, Collier graduated high school early, reclassified, and went to Chipola Junior College for spring ball. Collier is one of the youngest players in the draft, and he’ll be just 17 years old on draft day, but that didn’t stop him from tearing up the JuCo competition this spring. He slashed .333/.419/.557 in 52 games at Chipola against competition that was much older than him, providing a snapshot of his offensive potential.

Collier has been praised for his bat speed and bat-to-ball ability and his defense is also seen as a plus. This kid has a good arm and most believe he’ll be able to stick at third base. Collier seems to be one of the prospects the Cubs seem locked in on, and it is easy to see why.