Indians and Cubs Draft History

The Cleveland Indians are playing the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. When taking a look at their draft choices since 2005 the Cubs recent drafts show why they are playing for the championship. The Indians have not really acquired any superstars through the draft. Below are the players and the roster for these drafted players.

Cleveland Indians

2005 - Desmond Jennings (18 - DNS) OF, Tim Lincecum (42- DNS) RHP

2006 - David Huff (1) LHP, Steven Wright (2) RHP, Matt McBride (2) C, Chris Archer (5) RHP, Josh Tomlin (19) RHP, Vinnie Pestano (20) RHP, Mike Bolsinger (34 - DNS) RHP

2007 - T.J. McFarland (4) LHP, Bryce Brentz (30 - DNS) OF

2008 - Lonnie Chisenhall (1) OF, Zach Putman (5) RHP, T.J. House (16) LHP, Roberto Perez (33) C, Adam Warren (36 - DNS) RHP

2009 - Jason Kipnis (2) 2B, Preston Guillmet (9) RHP, Max Muncy (41- DNS) 3B, Vidal Nuno (48) LHP

2010 - Drew Pomeranz (1) LHP, Cody Allen (16- DNS) RHP, David Goforth (31- DNS) RHP

2011 - Francisco Lindor (1) SS, Cody Anderson (14) RHP, Ryan Merritt (16) LHP, Shawn Armstrong (18) RHP, Cody Allen (23) RHP, Michael Roth (31 - DNS) LHP

2012 - Tyler Naquin (1) OF

2013 - Kyle Crockett (4) LHP

Chicago Cubs

2005 - none

2006 - Jeff Samardzija (5) RHP, Steve Clevenger (7) C

2007 - Josh Donaldson (1) 3B, Darwin Barney (4) Utl, Brandon Guyer (5) OF, James Russell (14) LHP, Andrew Cashner (29 - DNS) RHP

2008 - Andrew Cashner (1) RHP, Ryan Flaherty (1) UTL, Josh Harrison (6) 2B, Alex Wilson (10) RHP

2009 - D.J. LeMahieu (2) 2B, Justin Baur (25) 1B, Colin Kaepernick (41- DNS) QB

2010 - Matt Szczur (5) OF, Dallas Beeler (41) RHP, Jared Eickhoff (46 - DNS) RHP

2011 - Javier Baez (1) UTL, Tony Zych (4) RHP, Jacob Lindgren (12) LHP

2012 - Albert Almora Jr (1) OF

2013 - Kris Bryant (1) 3B, Zack Godley (10) RHP

2014 - Kyle Schwarber (1) C-LF

Cleveland Indians Roster

C - Matt McBride, Roberto Perez

1B - Bryce Brentz

2B - Jason Kipnis

SS - Francisco Lindor

3B - Max Muncy

OF - Lonnie Chisenhall, Tyler Naquin, Desmond Jennings

Starting Pitcher - Chris Archer, Josh Tomlin, Drew Pomeranz, Ryan Merritt, TimLincecum, Adam Warren, Steven Wright

Relief - Cody Allen, David Huff, Vinnie Pestano, Mike Bolsinger, T.J. McFarland, Zach Putnam, T.J. House, Preston Guillmet, Vidal Nuno, David Goforth, Cody Anderson, Shawn Armstrong, Michael Roth, Kyle Crockett

Chicago Cubs Roster

C - Kyle Schwarber, Steve Clevenger

1B - Justin Bour

2B - Darwin Barney, Josh Harrison, D.J. LeMahieu

SS - Javier Baez

3B - Josh Donaldson, Ryan Flaherty

OF - Kris Bryant, Brandon Guyer, Albert Almora, Matt Szczur

Starting Pitching - Andrew Cashner, Sonny Gray, Jeff Samardzija, Jared Eickhoff, Jacob Lindgren

Relief - James Russell, Alex Wilson, Jeff Beliveau, Tony Zych, Dallas Beeler, Tony Zych, Zack Godley

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