Through the first five rounds, the Cubs were making some picks that screamed "underslot." That might have been in anticipation of this kind of pick. Rated as the 71st best player in the entire draft by some, he'll likely need to be paid quite a bit more than a 6th rounder. The Cubs have the pool money to do it.
Ethan Hearn is called the best high school catcher in the draft and the Cubs will have lots of leftover money to sign him overslot after drafting college arms up until now— Greg H (@OutOfTheVines) June 4, 2019