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Cubs First-Rounders Show Little Promise

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



Many Cubs fans know of the names Ben Christensen, Luis Montanez, Bobby Brownlie, Ryan Harvey, Mark Pawelek, and Tyler Colvin, but most can’t put their finger on why the names sound so familiar.

What all of these players have in common is that each was the first pick in the MLB amateur draft by the Cubs between 1999 and 2006, with one name missing: 2001 first rounder (and second overall pick) Mark Prior.

As of now, none of the Cubs’ first round picks are on the big-league club, and only four of their first round picks EVER are currently on big-league 40-man rosters (Montanez, Corey Patterson [1998], Jon Garland [1997], and Kerry...

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