Baseball America’s 2014 draft coverage continues with our draft recap. John Manuel recaps the 2014 drafts of the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cubs had the highest pick of the five, selecting Indiana slugger Kyle Schwarber fourth overall. The Brewers had three picks in the top 50 and took three high-ceiling prep players in Hawaii lefthander Kodi Medeiros, California shortstop Jacob Gatewood and Missouri outfielder Monte Harrison. The Reds picked Virginia righthander Nick Howard with their first-round selection; Pittsburgh went with prep shortstop Cole Tucker at No. 24, and the Cardinals, picking near the bottom of the round as has become customary, grabbed two righthanders in FSU starter Luke Weaver and Southern California prep two-way player Jack Flaherty, whom they’ll utilize as a starter.
You can track all of your team’s picks as well as who has signed with our Draft Database. The database also features complete information on each team’s signing budget, and how they’re tracking against that budget, as well as a player by player breakdown of how much the players have signed for compared to the bonus slot for each pick. The database also includes our comprehensive scouting reports for BA subscribers.
Also for Baseball America subscribers, don’t forget to check out all of our team-by-team draft organization reports; comprehensive looks at what each team did on the first night of the draft from each of our major league correspondents.
Our coverage of the 2015 draft begins now, with Clint Longenecker at the Perfect Game National Showcase this week, followed by the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars next week.
See also: AL East Draft Recaps
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