Chicago Cubs: 5 Round 2019 MLB Mock Draft

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The Chicago Cubs figure to have several solid options at the end of the first round.

Last year, the Chicago Cubs selected Stanford shortstop Nico Hoerner in the first round of the MLB Draft. He spent part of last season in short season Eugene before being placed at Single-A South Bend. Unfortunately, Hoerner injured his elbow after just a handful of games and missed the rest of the 2018 season.

He began this season at Double-A Tennessee and is currently ranked as the Cubs second best overall prospect. If all goes well, Hoerner is on the fast track to the big leagues as he is projected to be ready by 2020.



Braden Shewmake 2B/SS

Texas A&M Aggies
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The Cubs could use some middle infield prospects and the top tier of pitching prospects figure to be off the board by the time the Cubs pick. Outside of Hoerner, the Cubs have shortstop Aramis Ademan who is ranked as the team’s sixth best prospect. Ademan is projected to be ready by 2021, but he could end up playing several positions if necessary. With the uncertainty of Addison Russell‘s future with the team, Shewmake would be an excellent choice to give the Cubs a top position player prospect.

Shewmake slashed 0.323/0.380/0.489 in three seasons at Texas A&M. He is a guy that is not going to walk a lot (6.7 percent), but he does not strike out much either (9.3 percent). He has just 21 home-runs in his three years at College Station, but he knocked in 155 runs to go along with 35 doubles.


Kameron Misner RF

Missouri Tigers
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The Chicago Cubs are locked into right fielder Jason Heyward for a long time for a lot of money. He is doing well in 2019 but he has struggled for most of his Cubs career. Nobody knows if he will play out his whole contract in Chicago, but the Cubs might want to have a successor to him in the years ahead. Kameron Misner could develop into that guy as he is the current right fielder for the University of Missouri.

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In 2018, he had a .360 average for the Tigers and had a .497 OBP, .576 SLG, and a 1.073 OPS. Those are great stats for the young outfielder and could make an impact at the major league level some day. This could be just the type of guy that the Cubs are looking for. If he were to come in and join a stacked outfield that could feature any combination of Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr, or Ian Happ that would go a long way for the Cubs who have a great lineup as it is.