A 2018 MLB Draft look: Cole Sands

Cole’s brother Carson is in the Cubs organization. Could he be on the team’s radar for this year’s draft?

I’m back. Whether that’s good or bad. The main reason I’m back is, regardless of your opinions, the MLB Draft is far underplayed in MLB discussions. Talking about the draft (and international developments) are considered either too obscure, or too frivolous, to merit column inches. I disagree. My efforts here will almost entirely be about draft, international, and pipeline discussions. Today, I start with a sibling, of sorts.

Cole Sands is a starting pitcher for the Florida State Seminoles. His brother Carson Sands is in the Cubs pipeline, and is still recovering from an elbow injury. The younger Sands has had a reasonably traditional college career. If that exists.

My best friend The Baseball Cube shows his numbers as a freshman were rather unimpressive. His numbers last season? Not much better. Maybe even worse. As a mild seasoning to that, he was the Seminoles’ Friday night guy much of the season. If the starting pitcher can’t really allow more than three runs in a game much of the time, “infield in” situations can lead to massive innings.

And really bad numbers.

This season, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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