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Rundle Making his Adjustments

Rundle at the AFLAC Classic in 2005

Baseball drafts are always a game of risk, what some often call a crapshoot. Last summer, the Cubs played the risk game more than once by taking a gamble here and there on Day One of the draft from the selection of Notre Dame two-sport standout Jeff Samardzija to that of Oregon prep outfielder Drew Rundle.

No matter the club, the annual build-up of round-by-round draft selections resembles something more like a carefully orchestrated, well thought out chess move rather than dozens of men gathered in a cozy front office room with a grandiose view of the stadium they one day hope their potential soon-to-be newest member will be using to sell tickets. Of course, by the 14th round of last year's draft...

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