4/6 Draft day countdown

The Cubs have narrowed the list of players they’re looking at for the upcoming First-Year Player Draft to a half dozen, and spent this week working out Georgia high school outfielders Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier. The Cubs have the second pick overall in the Draft, to be held June 6-8.

Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, watched Meadows and Frazier, and then flew to California to scout Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, who struck out seven over 8 2/3 innings against USC.

Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, player development and scouting director, all watched the two outfielders. Meadows, who is prepping at Grayson (Ga.) High School, is a toolsy outfielder who has speed, an outstanding arm and good bat. Frazier, who is starring at Loganville (Ga.) High School, is similar to Meadows except he’s slightly smaller. Frazier is 6-foot-1, 190; Meadows is 6-3, 200.

Appel ranks first among MLB.com’s Draft prospects list, while Meadows ranks third and Frazier is fifth.

– Carrie Muskat

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