Cubs Arizona Fall League player profile: Nico Hoerner

The Cubs’ 2019 No. 1 pick will get some time in the AFL.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Though the big-league Cubs season has ended, there’s still Cubs-related baseball this year. Eight Cubs prospects will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Tuesday, and Tim will be presenting profiles of all the Cubs players on the Solar Sox before game action begins.

As the 2018 draft process wore to the first day, the names I had been interested in climbed the board precipitously. I had been told it was a great year for the high school players. However, the college names kept outperforming the high school players on draft boards. The college players I had been tracking were the ones being drafted, and Nico Hoerner was the Cubs’ No. 1 selection. After a truncated 2018 season, Hoerner will get a crash course in the Arizona Fall League with the Mesa Solar Sox.

Hoerner played for Stanford. I dropped in on a couple Stanford games early the 2018 season. However, I was more interested in their pitchers. By the time the conference season rolled around, PAC-12 Friday night games were in opposition with my work schedule. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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