Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Cubs go pitching heavy in draft

The Cubs began restocking their organ-eye-zation with pitching on Tuesday. The Northsiders added arms with their first 4 picks and 11 of their first 18 picks. Left handers Mark Pawelek and Donald Veal were the Cubs first two picks. Pawelek becomes the first left handed pitcher selected by the Cubs since Lance Dickson in 1990.

I have no idea how you are supposed to evaluate the MLB Draft. I just like the number of pitchers the Cub selected versus position players. The injuries to Angel Guzman, Mark Prior and Kerry Wood have shown us how fragile pitching is.

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