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Ed Howard selected No. 16 by Chicago Cubs

by Brendan Tuma | Cubs Correspondent | Wed, Jun 10th 8:46pm EDT

The Chicago Cubs have selected Mount Carmel (Ill.) HS SS Ed Howard with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. (Russell Dorsey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Howard is one of the only top players in this class who is viewed as a sure thing to remain at shortstop upon getting to the big leagues. That gives him a lot of "real life" value playing a premium position. His bat will determine whether or not he becomes a star. The good news is Howard has superb bat speed and enough swing rotation to project some power in the future. If everything breaks right we could see a .280 hitter who hits 20 homers and steals 30 bases at his best.

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