2023 MLB Draft: Four Guys That Should Be Available at 13 for the Chicago Cubs

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Today we’ll be continuing our breakdown of collegiate hitters that will be available in the MLB draft on July 9th. Last week we looked at two of the SEC’s best that likely won’t be there when the Cubs pick at number 13, but this week we’ll look at four guys that should go somewhere in Chicago’s range. 

Other writers may choose to write about high school bats or pitchers in either the college or high school ranks, but as I posited earlier this week, the safest and highest upside play in the first round over the last 20 years has been to draft the college hitter so that’s what I’m going to hone in on. 

Next week we’ll dive into potential underslot options that will almost assuredly be there for Chicago to consider and finally, the week prior to the draft, we’ll post a piece that has a smattering of the writers from Cubbies Crib weighing in on the pick they want to see the Cubs make. 

For now, here are four players that you might actually see the Cubs draft, and recent mock drafts agree