The Cubs signed three more draft picks on Wednesday and as reported by the CCO last weekend, the Cubs have agreements in place with all of their first 10 picks in the draft with the exception of Kris Bryant. The Cubs are hoping to have Bryant signed in the near future, but the Sun-Times reported that it could take to the July 12 deadline to sign their first round pick.
According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed outfielder Jacob Hannemann, the team’s third round pick in the draft. Jim Callis reported that Hannemann received $1 million to sign with the Cubs, $264,000 over the third round pool amount of $736,000.
The Cubs announced the signing of fifth-round pick, RHP Trey Masek on Wednesday. Masek released the news he signed his first professional contract on his Twitter account on Tuesday. Masek’s signed for $357,400, the exact amount of the Cubs’ fifth round pool amount.
The Cubs also announced the signing of Jordan Hankins, the catcher out of Austin Peay University they selected in the 11th round.
The Cubs paid over-slot for the two-spot star from Brigham Young University that has drawn comparisons to Jacoby Ellsbury. Hannemann started in 51 games and hit .344/.415/.553 with five home runs and 14 stolen bases after a slow start this past spring and not playing baseball for two seasons.
Jacob Hannemann is a well-above average runner that has work to do defensively according to Baseball America but has the tools and instincts to stay in centerfield. The left-handed Hannemann has a compact swing with natural strength. Baseball America reported that Hannemann is considered a high-risk, high reward pick.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound David Garner can bring the heat. Garner has electric stuff and can touch 95 mph with his fastball but his hard-breaking slider is considered his outpitch. Garner’s delivery has been described as free and easy.
Most feel Garner’s stuff is better suited for short stints which could land him in a big league bullpen down the road.
Chicago Cubs 2013 First-Year Player Draft Signings
- Second Round – LHP Rob Zastryzny – $1,100,000 ($1,361,900 pool amount)
- Third Round – OF Jacob Hannemann – $1,000,000 ($736,000 pool amount)
- Fourth Round – RHP Tyler Skulina – $800,000 ($477,300 pool amount)
- Fifth Round – RHP Trey Masek – $357,400 ($357,400 pool amount)
- Seventh Round – RHP David Garner – n/a ($200,400 pool amount)
- Ninth Round – OF Charcer Burks – $170,000 ($148,900 pool amount)
- Tenth Round – RHP Zack Godley – $35,000 ($139,000 pool amount)
- Eleventh Round – C Jordan Hankins
- Sixteenth Round – C Cael Brockmeyer
- Eighteenth Round – SS Giuseppe Papaccio
- Twentieth Round – 2B Zak Blair
- Twenty-Second Round – OF Kevin Brown
- Twenty-Third Round – LHP Tyler Ihrig
- Thirtieth Round – RHP Zak Hermans
According to Baseball America’s numbers, the Cubs are currently $241,700 over budget on their 2013 bonus pool amount of $10,556,500.
Expect more announcements from the team in the coming days.