Cubs short list for 2013 MLB Draft

mark-appel-ap2The 2013 MLB Draft gets under in under 2 months now. The draft is held June 6-8 and the Cubs have the 2nd pick in the draft. It appears the Cubs may have narrowed their choice down to 6 players according to

The Cubs have narrowed the list of players they're looking at for the upcoming First-Year Player Draft to a half-dozen, and spent this week working out Georgia high school outfielders Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier.

The Cubs have the second pick overall in the Draft, to be held June 6-8.

Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, watched Meadows and Frazier, and then flew to California to scout Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, who struck out seven over 8 2/3 innings against USC.

Mark Appel ranks number 1 again and Clint Frazier is ranked 3rd by Baseball America. Austin Meadows is ranked 4th. Appel is ranked number 1 by and Austin Meadows is 3rd followed by Clint Frazier at 6th. Meadows is a little bigger and bats left-handed so he may appeal more to the Cubs.

Here are the links to the latest articles on Baseball America about these 3.

Home Runs Give Frazier Advantage
Meadows and Frazier Both Have Premium Tools
Appel Dominates, But Stanford Comes Up Short

Since I've kind of given up on writing about the MLB Cubs, my plan is to write something about the upcoming draft at least once a week and probably more often as we approach June.