6/7 Draft day

The Cubs front office and scouting staff are gathered in Mesa, Ariz., for Monday’s First-Year Player Draft, which gets underway at 7 p.m. CT. The Cubs have the 16th pick in the first round. This is scouting director Tim Wilken’s fifth Draft for the Cubs.

“He seems like a guy who’s focused obviously, like everybody in the country, on who the first pick is,” player development director Oneri Fleita said. “But as soon as that pick is gone, his mind is motoring and he’s looking at who are they going to get in the 18th, 20th [rounds]. The Draft is not over until the 50th pick for Tim Wilken. I think that’s been a great dynamic and great strength that he’s given his staff.”

Here are Wilken’s previous five first-round picks:

2009: Brett Jackson/Class A Daytona

2008: Andrew Cashner/Cubs

2007: Josh Vitters/Class AA Tennessee

2006: Tyler Colvin/Cubs

2005: Mark Pawelek/Reds Class A

– Carrie Muskat

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