Cubs Name Scouting Director
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The Cubs have named Tim Wilken
their new Director of Amateur & Pro Scouting, replacing John Stockstill, who left the Cubs organization to take a similar position with the Orioles.
The 52-year old Wilken is an Old School scout who left Toronto after J. P. Ricciardi brought Moneyball
to the Blue Jays in 2001. Wilken was named one of the Top Ten GM prospects
in baseball by Baseball America
Wilken is known for drafting high school players (although he claims to have no real preference for high schoolers over college kids, that is
his tendency) and believes in building a draft the same way you build a team, with "strength up the middle" (pitchers, catchers, shortstops, and centerfielders).