Fangraphs' Draft Review

Marc Hulet over at Fangraphs breaks down our big picks over the last three amateur drafts. Feel like getting depressed? Well, check it out here.

Frankly, it's not as bad as I make it sound. All teams are hit-and-miss when it comes to the draft. I heard someone once equate the MLB first-year draft to playing darts with a blindfold. Yeah, I think that's about right.

Still, here's the cliffnotes of our minors:

Great: Josh Vitters, (Starlin Castro, but he's not featured in the article)
Good: Andrew Cashner, Ryan Flaherty, Jay Jackson
We Can Only Pray for Ben Zobrist* II: The rest.

Again, maybe I'm being too hard, but the Cubs are a big market team, which for some reason means we must trade away any developed talent in the hopes of wins now.

*Yes, he was more valuable than Albert Pujols in 2009. Of course, Joe Mauer might have been more valuable, but who can quantify catchers' defense?

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