Okay entering grades is boring and tedious and so I put this comment on the main page and curious how everyone else is thinking about the importance of this #2 Overall Draft pick.
This pick might be the most important pick the Cubs have ever made. With the new CBA changing how teams are drafting, how teams are extending young players, and combine that with how LA has shown every team that you can’t buy a playoff caliber team. The Cubs can’t let this number two pick turn into a bust. They shouldn’t have another early pick like this with the Astros and Marlins spending a MiLB payroll on their MLB roster. This is the highest pick that the Cubs will have for years.
If this pick busts it puts the rebuild plan a step back. I’m really hoping for Bryant because of the success rate of 80-power players, but if the FO believes that the rating is correct then so be it. But if any of the players picked after the Cubs turns into the next All-Star then this draft will be another black eye on the Cubs and this FO. Picks will bust, they all can’t be stars, but this pick cannot be a bust.