3 players Cubs fans should keep an eye on in the MLB Draft

Any of these three take the Cubs farm system from fantastic to elite.
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1. Cam Smith, 3B

Cam Smith makes the most sense to me for the Cubs due to the Cubs' ongoing needs at the hot corner. The Florida State third baseman slashes a remarkable .396/.490/.682 with 16 HRs and 54 RBIs in 60 games. Even though the Cubs are looking at current top prospect Matt Shaw as a potential option at third base, the team would do right by signing somebody capable of swinging the bat as efficiently but already used to the position.

Smith is 21 years old amid a breakout season after only batting .258 at the dish a year ago. He is only in his sophomore year, so there is plenty more to unlock in his bat. He is listed at 6'3" and 224 pounds, so the likelihood of having more power to unleash in his bat is high. Therefore, if he can hit for average and power at the hot corner, he is an exciting candidate to be selected by the Cubs if he is still available at 14th overall. MLB.com's recent mock has him landing in Chicago, as predicted by expert Jonathan Mayo.

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