Cubs go pitcher heavy during draft
It wasn’t much of a surprise to most Cubs fans that the team drafted plenty of pitchers in the 2012 MLB draft. The Cubs took 22 pitchers (18 right-handers, four left-handers) with their 42 picks.
The Cubs also selected seven infielders, eight outfielders and five catchers in the Draft. In all, 20 of their picks were college players, seven junior college players and 15 high schoolers.
The high light of the draft for the Cubs came with the sixth overall pick in the first round when they chose outfielder Albert Almora out of the state of Flordia. Almora has a very high ceiling and is someone that the team hopes they can count on in the future as being a super star.
It will be four to five years before we know much about the draft class. All we can do as fans is hope that Theo and Jed picked the right guys and the minor league instructors are able to get them on track to be major league players.