The Cubs didn't make a single selection, nothing in either the Major League draft nor the AAA draft.
Four of their unprotected prospects were taken:
- In round two of the Major League draft, the Orioles took right handed pitcher Pedro Araujo.
- In round one of the AAA draft, the Mets took second baseman Andrew Ely and the Astros took lefty pitcher Chris Nunn.
- In round two of the AAA draft, the Blue Jays selected catcher Alberto Mineo.
And just how highly touted were these now-former Cubs prospects?
Typically, the better prospect have cards in sets like Bowman, Pro Debut, and Heritage Minors. I put together a tile of all of the cards of these four former Cubs:
I don't have a single card of any of them. I think it is safe to say that the Cubs didn't lose much, if anything. Time will tell. But for now, no harm, no foul.