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  1. Addison Russell to play 'wherever' needed

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a week that saw top draft picks Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant make appearances at Wrigley Field, it was only natural that another top Chicago Cubs prospect, Addison Russell, found his way to Chicago as well. Russell, 20, watched ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
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  3. Astros' failure to sign Aiken a total fiasco

    Keith Law

    In the story of the Houston Astros' failure to sign two of their top draft picks on Friday, there are neither villains nor victors, only victims left holding empty bags. The first overall pick in the draft, Brady Aiken, declined to sign with the Astr...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  4. Jorge Soler has the talent of a top-five pick in the MLB draft

    Keith Law

    Keith Law writes that Jorge Soler has the kind of ability you'd find in a top-five pick in the MLB draft. He should have value for the Cubs, but his situation underscores why top draft picks are worth more.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  5. 2012 MLB draft: Where top draft picks fit in organizational playe...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at draft picks and lines up where they would rank as a prosect in each organization. For a team like the Cubs, that means a whole new No. 1 prospect.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  6. Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson among Chicago Cubs' first cuts of spr...

    Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson are among the Cubs' first cuts of spring.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  7. First-rounders stand out over weekend

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- While the major league team was getting swept in Phoenix, the Chicago Cubs' recent first-round prospects were cleaning up. The Cubs' top picks over the last four drafts are a combined 28-for-78 (.359) since last Thursday when the Triple-A ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  8. MLB Draft: Day 1 winners and questions

    Keith Law

    Pick-by-pick analysis | Best, worst of Round 2 | Top 100 prospects The new slotting system in baseball has made Day 1 analysis more difficult, as many teams approach the draft with a more holistic, top-down approach designed to spread money around...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  9. Cubs Notes: Bryant comes 'full circle'

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- The top draft pick from last season, Kris Bryant, spent his first day of his first spring training in a little awe of his surroundings. But he got through it just fine after facing veteran Carlos Villanueva in the Chicago Cubs' first l...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  10. Bryant likely to start season at Double-A

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After spending just 36 games at the lower levels of the minor leagues in 2013, third baseman Kris Bryant, the Chicago Cubs' top draft pick in 2013, is expected to start this season at Double-A Tennessee. "Kris probably has a good chanc...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  11. Cubs to ponder position switch for Baez

    Jesse Rogers

    The decision about where to play top prospect Javier Baez is looming as he continues his rise through the Chicago Cubs organization. Baez, the Cubs' top pick in the 2011 draft, has been on a tear at Double-A Tennessee after being promoted from Si...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. Source: Cubs, Bryant agree on deal

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with their top draft pick Kris Bryant, avoiding a Friday deadline for draftees to sign with their clubs, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Read the entire article....

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  13. Bryant deal in holding pattern near deadline

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- With a July 12 deadline approaching both sides of the negotiations with Chicago Cubs top draft pick Kris Bryant are hopeful a deal can be reached, but nothing is imminent. "There's no update," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  14. Cubs sign fifth-round pick RHP Masek

    ESPNChicago.com

    The Chicago Cubs signed Texas Tech right-handed pitcher Trey Masek, their fifth-round selection in the June draft and now have three of their top-10 picks under contract. The 21-year-old Masek went 5-2 with a 1.82 ERA in 11 starts at Texas Tech. H...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  15. Colorado Rockies sign Jonathan Gray, No. 3 pick in 2013 draft

    The Colorado Rockies signed pitcher Jonathan Gray on Wednesday and then put up their top draft pick in a luxury suite to watch a game at Coors Field.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  16. Law: Complete NL draft breakdown

    Keith Law

    More draft coverage: Pick-by-pick analysis | Top 100 | AL: Best of Day 2 | NL: Best of Day 2 Here's a breakdown of how every National League team did in the first 10 rounds of the 2013 MLB draft. Arizona Diamondbacks I thought the Snakes got...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  17. Day two highlights and lowlights: NL

    Christopher Crawford

    More draft content: Pick-by-pick analysis | Top 100 | AL best second round | NL best of second round It was an interesting day two, one that saw the new collective bargaining agreement draft rules play a key role in how teams went about their resp...

    Blog | June 07, 2013