Chicago Cubs: First-Round Draft Choice Hayden Simpson Moving Forward

July 10, 2012 by  

Without being immorally cliché, Hayden Simpson can only be described as an unfinished novel. Members of the media and fans alike were baffled by the choice to draft Simpson with the 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Chicago Cubs front office staff.

After spending three years at Division II Southern Arkansas—where he registered a 13-1 record as a starter in his junior season—Simpson caught the attention of Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken as a top draft choice, while most other organizations had him going somewhere in the fourth round or later.

Simpson was aler...

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