2023 MLB Draft: Mock Draft round-up for the Chicago Cubs and the 13th pick
Tommy Troy (SS) Stanford
.402/.482/.716 227 PA, 61 R, 14 2B, 4 3B, 13 HR, 26 BB, 29 K 16 SB
Keith Law listed another college shortstop as an option for the Cubs at this spot. This is going to be one of those annoying options over the next couple of weeks as the lazy player comp is… Nico Hoerner, another Stanford middle infielder matches the description that Fangraphs had for him in their scouting report:
"Troy is a twitchy little second baseman with a blend of power and contact that might make him an everyday player if his very aggressive approach doesn't get in the way."- Fangraphs
Based on the numbers I don’t have a ton of problems with the approach, especially considering the improvements he’s made this season. He has fewer strikeouts than he’s ever had before and has walked nearly three times as often as he did last year. Approach matters, but guys like Javier Baez and Christopher Morel have done just fine in Cubbie Blue without much of an approach so I’m not too worried.