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Top 3 Biggest First Round ‘Busts’ for the Cubs

Draft busts

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Taking a long, hard look at past No. 1 draft picks by the Cubs to compile this list was particularly challenging. And no, it’s not because Chicago has this pristine ability to pick great players. Until Theo Epstein and his crew came along, it was almost the exact opposite. The Cubs have also suffered some really bad luck, primarily with injuries. I think this is where I blame ‘the goat’? Too many of their top draft choices didn’t even make it out of the minor leagues, or simply did not live up to expectations for some reason or another. I certainly cannot discount them all, because the Cubs have picked up some really great talent. However, the list of ‘busts’ since the first draft in 1965, is incredibly extensive. Read More…

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