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Cubs Select SS Liam Spence with the 154th Pick in the MLB Draft

The Cubs selected SS Liam Spence with the 154th overall pick in the MLB Draft out of the University of Tennessee.

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The Cubs have selected SS Liam Spence with the 154th overall pick in the MLB Draft. Spence was drafted out of the University of Tennessee.

Spence is a good fielder with an incredible contact bat. Although power isn’t his forte, he still brings a lot of value offensively. In two season at Tennessee, Spence slashed .338/.471/.459 with six home runs, 48 RBI’s, and 76 runs scored in 81 games. Spence’s 2020 season was cut short, but he picked right back up where he left off in 2021.

Spence is an older prospect, so signing should be easy and at or under value for the Cubs. The 6-foot-1, 190 pound shortstop is from Geelong, Australia, making him the first Australian draft pick in the 2021 class.

The Cubs have prided themselves in recent years by building up the middle depth of their farm system. With numerous good shortstops throughout the ranks, it will be intriguing to see where Spence fits in. However, he is an older prospect, as mentioned, so perhaps a quicker assent is in the cards.

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