Comments Off on 2010 MLB Draft Results: Cubs Selection Of Hayden Simpson a Real Head-Scratcher
With the 16th selection in the 2010 MLB draft, the Chicago Cubs pick...Hayden Simpson? Who? That's exactly my thought process when I heard of this very strange and unexpected decision by Cubs Scouting Director Tim Wilken. The only thing more surprising would have been if the Cubs had picked Homer Simpson. Even ESPN's Keith Law was stunned, saying that "For one thing, it's not scouting director Tim Wilken's style; he loves athletes and hard throwers, guys with upside who have the chance to become stars." But the other issue is that, even if Wilken and the Cubs liked Simpson that much, he almost certainly would have been there when the Cubs made their next pick in the second round. According to Law, many teams had Simpson, a diminutive diviion II pitcher, going in the fourth or fifth round. ...

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