The Chicago Cubs class from the 2023 MLB Draft is finally complete. There are some really solid picks here that have boom or bust potential and there are some others that look like bench bat/middle reliever types that have a place in any good organization.
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're someone that is shocked that they drafted an infielder rather than a pitcher and you want to understand why, you can look at this one.
If you want to see a breakdown of the first five picks the Cubs made you can see our coverage here, and if you'd like to see the breakdown of the picks they made in the 6th-10th round we've got that right here as well.
11th Round Pick- Zyhir Hope OF (HS)
Hope had an extremely impressive senior season against high school-level competition. According to TarheelsWire, a sister site to USA Today, he “finished with an eye-catching .538 batting average… while smashing nine home runs and recording 38 RBIs. He also turned heads on the basepaths, scoring 35 runs and stealing 29 bases.”
He played a bit as a two-way player pitching mostly out of the bullpen, but by all accounts it seems like the Cubs intend to use him as an outfielder. He has speed, he has power and he has the ability to get on base against high schoolers, we’ll just have to see if it translates to the pro game and if he signs.