Mephistopheles wrote:the cubs dont have a track record of developing college hitters either
good point... have the Cubs spent many high draft picks on college hitters though? I think a lot more have been on high school bats.
More real high picks have been high schoolers, but college position players have been drafted high as well
Top 10 round position players since 96
2nd round-Quincy Carter-HS
5th round-Chad Myers-college
6th round-Doug Hall-college
9th round-Nate Manning-college
5th round-Jaisen Randolph-HS
2nd round-Mike Mallory-HS
The Cubs have been terrible at developing any type of hitter-both HS and college. There have been more HS hitters taken in the first 5 rounds, and more college hitters taken overall in the top 10 rounds. They simply haven't done a good job of either.