We’re only a month and a half away from the Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft and the lovable losers from the North Side of Chicago have the number four overall pick.
There’s no doubt that the Cubs need to select a pitcher with their first round pick. It doesn’t matter if it’s a starting pitcher or a relief arm, they need all the help that they can get. Now according to Bruce Levine on Twitter, Cubs President Theo Epstein will watch top prospect Carlos Rondon pitch on Friday.
Cubs PredidentTheo Epstein watching LHP Carlos Rondon pitch on Friday. Rondon projected to go top 5 in June draft.
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) April 19, 2014
They could really use a dominate left-handed pitcher with their organization and only have three lefties on the big league roster. Right now Carlos Rondon appears to be a long-shot, as he’s projected to be a top five pick in the draft. I will be very surprised if he’s available when it’s time for the Cubs to make a selection.