Ron, James and Justin are back after a busy two weeks in Cubs’ world. The big signing of Craig Kimbrel is discussed, as well as the addition of Carlos Gonzalez and the MLB Draft! The guys end discussion with a recap of the action over the last week and a half or so!
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Listen to Episode 40 of ChiSox Weekly with Clinton Cole
After three days, the 2019 MLB Draft has concluded. The Cubs made 40 draft selections, and 22 of those selections were pitchers.
The Cubs need pitchers and catchers to develop. Outside of Willson Contreras, the Cubs do not have any other notable catchers in the system. From a pitching perspective, it’s very much the same story.
Metzdorf was previously drafted by the New York Yankees in the 38th round of the 2018 Draft but instead returned to Boston College.
Beard is the third prep selection in a row the White Sox have made so far in the first four rounds of this year’s draft.
The White Sox opt for another high school arm with the 81st overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
In the second round of the MLB Draft, the Chicago White Sox selected Matthew Thompson. Matthew is a right-handed pitcher out of Cypress Ranch High School in Texas.
After reaching on their first pick, the Cubs take a value player, 2B Chase Strumpf, with the 64th pick in the second round on Monday night.
The Chicago Cubs took their first step toward re-tooling their farm system in 2019 by selecting RHP Ryan Jensen.