2024 MLB Draft: Checking in on five college prospects tied to the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have drafted incredibly well since Jed Hoyer took over; what player could they add to their farm in 2024?
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Cam Smith 3B Florida State
Likelihood of availability at 14: 85%

Last month we saw Smith as a potential sleeper/underslot option for the Cubs at 14 and he’s played his way into being a very legitimate possibility.

This season he’s hitting .392/.473/.638 with eight homers and eight doubles in 31 games played. He’s striking out less than he did last season and walking considerably more. He also has the arm-strength to stick at third base which makes him a solid choice, perhaps an even better choice than the aforementioned Tommy White.

At this point in the process, it seems unlikely that Smith would be selected ahead of the Cubs in the top 13, but Florida State currently finds themselves inside the top ten in college baseball rankings so he could get some helium with the College World Series. 

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