Tuesday, June 05, 2007

MLB Draft: Cub first round picks through the years

MLB Draft coverage on 1060west...just like Wilken, we have no idea

Yesterday, 1060west commenter Sweet Lou asked that we take a look back at who the Cubs have picked with their first round draft picks through the years. Many of these names are often associated with the Cubs failure to scout, select, and develop talent overtime. Players like Ty Griffin, Earl Cunningham, and my favorite Luis Montanez.

To be fair, the first round is only one round amongst fifty. Often times the players that will be the future stars of franchises are taken in the middle or even late rounds. Still, first round picks are the high profile players that will get big money. These are the players that will be followed by fans throughout their minor league careers. They are the players that we fans have enourmous hope and expectations for. Probably way to much in most cases.

Below is the list of players that the Cubs have selected with their first round picks in the MLB Draft:

Year--Player--Pick No.
2006--Tyler Colvin, LF--13
2005--Mark Pawelek, lhp--20
2003--Ryan Harvey, cf--6
2002--Bobby Brownlie, rhp--21
2001--Mark Prior, rhp--2
2000--Luis Montanez, ss--3
1999--Ben Christensen, rhp--26
1998--Corey Patterson, of--3
1997--Jon Garland, rhp--10
1996--Todd Noel, rhp--17
1995--Kerry Wood, rhp--4
1994--Jayson Peterson, rhp--15
1993--Brooks Kieschnick, of--10
1993--Jon Ratliff, rhp--24
1993--Kevin Orie, ss--29
1992--Derek Wallace, rhp--11
1991--Doug Glanville, of--12
1990--Lance Dickson, lhp--23
1989--Earl Cunningham, of--8
1988--Ty Griffin, 2b--9
1987--Mike Harkey, rhp--4
1986--Derrick May, of--9
1985--Rafael Palmeiro, 1b--22 ; Dave Masters, rhp--24
1984--Drew Hall, lhp--3
1983--Jackie Davidson, rhp--6
1982--Shawon Dunston, ss--1 ; Tony Woods, ss--17 ; Stan Boderick, of--27
1981--Joe Carter, of--2
1980--Don Schulze, rhp--11
1979--Jon Perlman, rhp--12
1978--Bill Hayes, c--13
1977--Randy Martz, rhp--12
1976--Herman Segelke, rhp--7
1975--Brian Rosinski, of--4
1974--Scot Thompson, of--7
1973--Jerry Tabb, 1b--16
1972--Brian Vernoy, p--15
1971--Jeff Wehmeier, p--16
1970--Gene Hisler, of--19
1969--Roger Metzger, ss--16
1968--Ralph Rickey, of--15
1967--Terry Hughes, ss--2
1966--Dean Burk, rhp--5
1965--Dick James, rhp--6

Players that are still playing. Where are they now?
Tyler Colvin is playing this season for the Daytona Cubs (A). He was recently named to the Florida State All Star game. In 51 games Colvin is hitting .289 with 29 runs, 18 doubles, 3 homeruns, 40 RBi and a .784 OPS.

Mark Pawelek started 2007 at Peoria (A). He only appeared in two ballgames and was sent back to Mesa for extended spring training.

Ryan Harvey has played limited action with Daytona this season. On May 17th he returned to Mesa joining Pawelek at extended spring training.

Bobby Brownlie held out for 9 months after being drafted by the Cubs. Well the guy is gonna need all of the additional money he received from that holdout. He was released by the Cubs in March. Currently he is pitching for in the Independent Atlantic League Newark Bears.

Mark Prior is out for the season after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.

Last October Luis Montanez opted for minor league free agency. He is currently playing in the Orioles system for triple-A Norfolk.

Corey Patterson is playing CF for Baltimore Orioles. Offense is still a struggle for Corey who recently went through a 2-19 slump and was benched. For the year he is only hitting .217 with 1 HR, 16 RBi, and 11 steals.

Jon Garland is in the midst of another solid season with the Chicago White Sox. Garland is 4-3 this year with a 3.61 ERA. His lifetime record stands at 86-71 with a 4.39 ERA. He has made 202 MLB starts.

Kerry Wood is currently on the 60 day DL for the Cubs. He is trying to make another comeback. He hopes to join the bullpen after the All Star Break later this season. I know nobody is holding their breath.

MLB Draft coverage on 1060west...just like Wilken, we have no idea
Coming up this week
Today: Cub first round picks through the years
Wednesday: Overall number three picks through the years
Thursday Morning: An inexact science
Thursday Afternoon: It's a live open forum

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