Chicago Cubs: 5 things to know about heralded draft pick Ethan Hearn

Ethan Hearn could be a member of the Chicago Cubs [Image via Baseball Factory/YouTube]
Ethan Hearn could be a member of the Chicago Cubs [Image via Baseball Factory/YouTube]

The Cubs took a bit of a flyer in the sixth round. Not because he's not worth the pick, but because he might be hard to sign.

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The Chicago Cubs took high school catcher Ethan Hearn with their sixth-round pick. Fans might want to get to know him rather quickly.

1

He could be the best high school catcher in the draft

Hearn is widely considered one of the best prospects in this year's draft. Some of that has to do with the position he plays. There aren't a ton of great catchers this year. Most scouts consider him the best of his class.

2

He's got a lot of raw power

Vance Law is among those who says that Hearn has a ton of raw power. That's something the Cubs always love to see, especially in their catchers. While Schwarber was a more polished version of Hearn, the power bat at the position is likely why they went back to that well.

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