Updated 6:58pm CDT – Cubs Selected Javier Baez, SS from Arlington County Day School (Florida) with 9th pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft
The 2011 First-Year Player Draft begins Monday night at 6:00pm CDT. The MLB Network, MLB.com and XM Radio will carry the first round of the draft live from the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, NJ. The draft will continue Tuesday and conclude on Wednesday with the results from day two and day three streamed live on MLB.com.
The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in this year’s draft … After the Cubs make the ninth selection, they will not pick again until the second round (68th overall). The Cubs have the 98th overall pick in the third round and the 129th in the fourth.
Randy Hundley will represent the Cubs’ organization at the MLB Network studios.
As for the first round selection, the Cubs have been connected to the following players:
- Bubba Starling, OF from Gardner Edgerton High School (Kansas)
- Mikie Mahtook, OF from LSU
- George Springer, OF from University of Connecticut
- Sonny Gray, RHP from Vanderbilt
- Javier Baez, SS from Arlington County Day School (Florida)
- Archie Bradley, RHP from Broken Arrow High School (Oklahoma)
- Taylor Guerreri, RHP from Spring Valley High School (South Carolina)
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