Cubs Select Ed Howard with 16th Overall Pick in MLB Draft
With the 16th pick of the 2020 MLB Draft the Cubs have selected
With the 16th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs have selected Ed Howard, a shortstop of Mount Carmel High School in Chicago.
In his high school career, Howard slashed .396/.478/.625 across two seasons*. His senior year was cut short due to COVID-19, but he was terrorizing pitchers to the tune of .419/.495/.732, earning him the Gatorade Illinois Baseball Player of the Year for 2020.
Howard also played on the 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League World Series team, where he slashed a less impressive .154/.267/.385. He also made one appearance out of the ‘pen, closing out the US championship game and ending it in style, inducing and starting the game-ending double play.
The Cubs have a history of hitting on their 1st round positional players, it would be a welcome scene for Cubs if the local slugger were to keep that trend alive.