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Draft Profile: Nick Pratto Gets it Done at Plate and on Mound
March 14th, 2017 at 8:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** A few weeks ago, MLB held a showcase for prep players, the star of which was Nick Pratto. Yes, the same Nick Pratto who had the winning hit in the 2011 Little League World Series and who is a lifelong teammate of Hagan Danner. Throughout the showcase, the first baseman displayed a smooth,...

Draft Profiles – Let’s Heat Up Some of Last Year’s Leftovers
February 9th, 2017 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs selected 27 pitchers in last year's draft, but they were only able to sign 16 of them. Some turned down the Cubs' offer in order to attend college as freshmen. Five others were draft-eligible college players who returned to school for at least one more season. All were betting on...

Draft Profile: Colton Hock’s Low-Mileage Arm a Big Draw
February 2nd, 2017 at 1:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** To date, the draft profile series has looked at prep players and one junior college pitcher. Over the next two months, eight more players will have their baseball resumes examined to see if they are deemed worthy of being selected by the Chicago Cubs. Colton Hock - Stanford University6-5, 220...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Sign 2nd Round Pick
June 25th, 2015 at 4:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs reached an agreement with Donnie Dewees, the team's second round pick from this year's amateur draft, on thursday. Dewees, who hit .422 with 18 home runs for the University of North Florida, agreed to a signing bonus of $1.7 million. In...

Update: Chicago Cubs’ 2015 Draft Results
June 10th, 2015 at 2:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** We are now in day three of the 2015 MLB amateur draft and the Chicago Cubs will be wrapping up their day shortly but here is a look at their first ten picks: Non-Pitchers: Player Round Class .ave HR RBI SB Ian Happ, OF 1 JR .369 14 44 12 Donnie Dewees, OF 2 JR .422 18 68 23 Darryl Wilson, OF 4 HS N/A N/A N/A N/A Vimael Machin, SS 10 SR .339 3 53 6 Pitchers: Pitcher Round Class W-L ERA .oba Bryan Hudson, LHP 3 HS 10-2 0.50 N/A Ryan Kellogg, LHP 5 JR 9-2 3.60 .274 Dave Berg, RHP 6 SR 7-1 (13 SV) 0.68 .205 Craig...