For the fourth straight year, we're doing a comprehensive audit of every organization in baseball leading up to the MLB draft.
By examining where each team's strengths and weaknesses lie -- and with a working knowledge of its typical draft strategy and tendencies -- we can get a sense of which player each team will select when the draft begins.
Click on the player names of the possible fits to get a full scouting report for that player (if we have one). Also, the number in parentheses in the bonus-pool area is their rank among MLB teams, from most money (Reds are 1st) to least (Cubs at 30th).
Division-by-division draft outlook
First pick: No. 104 overall
Bonus pool: $2,245,100 (30th)
System strength: The Cubs have young howitzers brewing in the system's lower levels: Dylan Cease, Carson Sands, Justin Steele and Oscar de la Cruz. The club has done a good job sourcing talent from Latin America as Gleyber Torres, Willson Contreras, Eloy Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario are all potential every-day players.
System weakness: This is one of the better farm systems in all of baseball, but it's going to be hard for the Cubs to add much to it this year with the lowest draft bonus pool and lowest international bonus pool in MLB.
Recent top picks
2015: Ian Happ, 2B, No. 9
2014: Kyle Schwarber, C, No. 4
2013: Kris Bryant, 3B, No. 2
2012: Albert Almora, OF, No. 6
2011: Javier Baez, SS, No. 9
David Martinelli, OF, Dallas Baptist: Martinelli has solid all-around tools and is one of the better defensive outfielders in the country. He made a swing adjustment this year and has cut down on his strikeouts but has also dealt with leg injuries.
Jameson Fisher, 1B, Southeastern Louisiana: Fisher is leading D-I baseball with a .450 average and has a natural low-ball swing with comfortable, above-average bat speed. A former catcher, Fisher tore his labrum in 2015, missed the season, and is now a first baseman or left fielder.
Nick Quintana, INF/C, Arbor View HS (Las Vegas, Nevada): Quintana is stocky and physically mature. He probably can't play SS long term and fits best at second base or catcher, where he's already begun to work out. He hits, tracking well with loose wrists and all-fields power. He could be a 50 bat with 50 power (on the 20-80 scouting scale), which plays as long as he can play either second base or catcher.
First pick: No. 2
Bonus pool: $13,923,700 (1st)