What did the Chicago Cubs get from their picks in Rounds 1-5 of the 2023 MLB Draft?

The Cubs took some great players that have the ability to fast-track this team to the playoffs in 2024 with their first five picks of the 2023 MLB Draft.

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The Chicago Cubs had a pretty solid draft regardless of who is talking about it in the baseball world right now. Several years of dealing mid-tier major league talent for mid-tier minor league prospects has led the organization to be very deep but it lacks the legitimate star power that it had a decade ago. 

This year’s class aims to change that.

We’ve had a lot of draft coverage this year already so if you want a different look at the Cubs first-round pick, Matt Shaw, you can look at this piece we posted a few days ago. 

If you want to understand why they went with Shaw rather than a pitcher you can look at this one.

That being said, this piece is about giving you some background on the Cubs 1st-5th round picks and we’ll have additional coverage for the guys they took in the 6th-10th later this week. The Cubs definitely seemed to agree with my sentiment that college players are significantly more likely to be successful than their prep counterparts as they spent each of their first five picks on college players.