5/30 Draft day homework
A short time after the Cubs completed their sweep of the Padres at Wrigley Field, Dale Sveum was back throwing batting practice Wednesday to a prospective Draft pick, Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa, who was being considered for Monday’s First-Year Player Draft. Sveum wasn’t the only one watching as Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Randy Bush, Tim Wilken and others in the Cubs front office were present. Also, California left-handed pitcher Max Fried, another top prospect, worked out at Wrigley. They are the first of possibly 40 players whom the Cubs will bring to Wrigley over the next few days leading up to the Draft. Epstein and McLeod did face to face interviews with players while together in Boston, and plan to do the same with the Cubs, who have the sixth pick overall and two supplemental round selections.
– Carrie Muskat