Chicago Cubs Select UCLA Second Baseman Chase Strumpf in the Second Round

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Chicago Cubs Select UCLA Second Baseman Chase Strumpf in the Second Round

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With their second pick of the 2019 MLB Draft (64 overall), the Chicago Cubs tonight selected an offensively-minded college second baseman.

Chase Strumpf was ranked the 41st prospect in the draft to MLB.com and 51 to FanGraphs, so that’s about the range of the outside pundits on the Cubs’ second round pick.

Obviously when you’re playing second base in college, there are already questions about the glove and whether it can stick in the middle infield. But the bat is very well-regarded, and that’s the meat of the pick.

A great read on Strumpf and the impact sports psychologist Ken Ravizza, who was connected to Cubs before he passed away, had on the young UCLA player.

This is fun:

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.