Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft – Day Three

Saturday is the third and final day of the Rule 4 Draft (Rounds 11-40). Day three begins with the 11th round at 12:00pm CDT and wraps up later in the day. Teams have found good value in the late rounds over the years, and even under the new CBA.

Pitching should be the Cubs focus during the third day of the draft. The Cubs have used eight of their first 10 picks on pitching and that ratio will likely continue on Saturday.

The picks are announced at light speed on the third day and some teams even pass as the draft gets into later rounds. The draft can be followed on MLB.com throughout the day.

The Cubs signing bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of this year’s draft is $8,352,200 million. If the Cubs sign a player in rounds 11-40 for more than $100,000, the excess is counted against the team’s bonus pool. If the Cubs draft a player in the first 10 rounds they are unable sign, the assigned slot value is removed from their bonus pool allotment.

If a team exceeds its draft pool by 0-5 percent it receives a 75 percent tax on the overage. If a team exceeds its bonus pool allotment by more than five percent and up to 10 percent, the penalty is the loss of a first round pick and a 75 percent tax on the overage. If a team exceeds its bonus pool by 10-15 percent, the penalty is the loss of a first and second round pick, plus 100 percent tax on the overage. If a team exceeds its bonus pool by more than 15 percent, the penalty is two first round draft picks and 100 percent tax on the overage.

Teams can draft good players with upside on the third day of the draft, if they’ve done their homework. Over the last two drafts, Jason McLeod and his team have selected Justin Amlung (12), Bijan Rademacher (13), Nathan Dorris (17), Tim Saunders (32), Jacob Rogers (40), Jordan Hankins (11), Trevor Clifton (12), Trevor Graham (13), Cael Brockmeyer (16), Will Remillard (19) and Tyler Alamo (24).

Cubs 2014 Draft Picks
  • Round One (4th Overall) – C/OF Kyle Schwarber
  • Round Two (45th Overall) – RHP Jake Stinnett
  • Round Three (78th Overall) – C Mark Zagunis (Virginia Tech)
  • Round Four (109th Overall) – LHP Carson Sands (North Christian HS – Florida)
  • Round Five (139th Overall) – LHP Justin Steele (George County HS – Mississippi)
  • Round Six (169th Overall) – RHP Dylan Cease (Milton HS – Milton GA)
  • Round Seven (199th Overall) – RHP James Norwood (St. Louis University)
  • Round Eight (229th Overall) – LHP Tommy Thorpe (Oregon)
  • Round Nine (259th Overall) – RHP James Farris (Arizona)
  • Round Ten (289th Overall) –  RHP Ryan Williams (East Carolina)
  • Round Eleven (319th Overall) – RHP Jordan Brink (Fresno State)
  • Round Twelve (349th Overall) – RHP Tanner Griggs (Angelina College)
  • Round Thirteen (379th Overall) – 3B Kevonte Mitchell (Kennett HS)
  • Round Fourteen (409th Overall) – 2B Chesny Young (Mercer University)
  • Round Fifteen (439th Overall) – RHP Jeremy Null (Western Carolina)
  • Round Sixteen (469th Overall) – SS Jason Volser (Northeastern University)
  • Round Seventeen (499th Overall) – RHP Michael Knighton (Central Alabama CC)
  • Round Eighteen (529th Overall) – RHP Austyn Willis (Barstow HS)
  • Round Nineteen (559th Overall) – RHP Brad Markey (Virginia Tech)
  • Round Twenty (589th Overall) – SS John Tomasovich (Charleston Southern University)
  • Round Twenty-One – OF Charles White (Maryland)
  • Round Twenty-Two – 3B Joey Martarano (Boise State)
  • Round Twenty-Three – OF Isiah Gilliam (Parkview HS – Georgia)
  • Round Twenty-Four – CF Daniel Spingola (Georgia Tech)
  • Round Twenty-Five – C Tyler Pearson (Texas State)
  • Round Twenty-Six – RHP Zach Hedges (Azusa Pacific University)
  • Round Twenty-Seven – CF Calvin Graves (Franklin Pierce University)
  • Round Twenty-Eight – RHP Jacob Niggemeyer (Olentangy Liberty HS)
  • Round Twenty-Nine – RHP Gianni Zayas (Seminole State College – FLA)
  • Round Thirty – C Michael Cantu (Foy H. Moody HS – TX)
  • Round Thirty-One – RHP Brad Deppermann (East Lake HS – FL)
  • Round Thirty-Two – 2B Andrew Ely (University of Washington)
  • Round Thirty-Three – RHP Brad Bass (Lincoln-Way Central HS – IL)
  • Round Thirty-Four – RHP Steven Kane (Cypress College – CA)
  • Round Thirty-Five – LHP Jordan Minch (Purdue)
  • Round Thirty-Six – OF D.J. Peters (Glendora HS – CA)
  • Round Thirty-Seven – C Riley Adams (Canyon Crest Academy – CA)
  • Round Thirty-Eight – C Daniel Wasinger (East Lake HS – TX)
  • Round Thirty-Nine – C David Petrino (Central Arizona)
  • Round Forty – CF Diamond Johnson (Hillsborough HS – FL)
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  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Jordan Brink in 11th round from Fresno State

    • Sonate

      The draft issue of BA magazine had Brink ranked 94th. I’m surprised he was still around.

      • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

        This is a solid pick and I’m with you

      • bpot92

        MLB.com rated his control as a 40 future and changeup as a 40 future but said he has the arm to pitch at the highest level. Hopefully he works on that changeup and gets a little more control. Looks like a solid pick if we can sign him

        http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2014/#list=draft

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    RHP Tanner Griggs from Angelina College is Cubs’ 12th round pick

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs went with a prep 3B in 13th round, Kevonte Mitchell

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Chesny Young is the Cubs 15th round pick, 2B from Mercer University

    • paulcatanese

      I know you’re on a roll Neil, but isn’t drafting a 2B pretty rare? I don’t
      recall too many of them drafted over the years, mostly SS and then convert them. You don’t have to answer as I know it’s a busy time for you. Take a day off after this.

      • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

        It is, you’re right. Very good numbers from what I saw.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Jeremy Null, a RHP from Western Carolina is the Cubs 15 round pick

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    16th round pick is a SS from Northeastern University, Jason Volser

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Another pitcher in round 17, a right hander from Central Alabama Community College, Michael Knighton

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Back to pitching, prep right hander Austyn Wills in the 18th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected College Sr. RHP Brad Markey in 19th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    A SS for the Cubs in round 20, John Tomasovich

  • bpot92

    Does anyone know anything about these guys? Im sure there will be a report later, but Im curious…

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Sorry, coming too fast to post details. I will have up what I can later tonight. Like what little I’ve seen from a couple of the pitchers in the 11-20 range

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Here is a little on Martarano, linebacker on Boise’s football team. Huge raw power

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected OF Charles White in the 21st round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    3B Joey Martarano was taken in the 22nd round out of Boise State

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Isiah Gilliam, prep OF from Georgia is the Cubs 23rd round pick

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Daniel Spingola, CF from Georgia Tech is Cubs 24th round pick

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected C Tyler Pearson (Texas State) in the 25th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Zach Hedges (Azusa Pacific University) in the 26th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected CF Calvin Graves (Franklin Pierce University) in the 27th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Jacob Niggemeyer (Olentangy Liberty HS) in the 28th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Gianni Zayas (Seminole State College – FLA) in the 29th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    The Yankees just drafted Mariano Rivera from a HS in New York

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected C Michael Cantu (Foy H. Moody HS – TX) in the 30th round

    This is a top HS catcher, tough sign, very unlikely

    • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

      Please keep us posted on this guy specifically Neil. At least, whenever we get a guy signed that was thought unlikely, would you please point out that it was a guy that was deemed so?

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Brad Deppermann (East Lake HS – FL) in the 31st round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected 2B Andrew Ely (University of Washington) in the 32nd round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Brad Bass (Lincoln-Way Central HS – IL) in the 33rd round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected RHP Steven Kane (Cypress College – CA) in the 34th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected LHP Jordan Minch (Purdue) in the 35th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected OF D.J. Peters (Glendora HS – CA) in the 36th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected C Riley Adams (Canyon Crest Academy – CA) in the 37th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected C Daniel Wasinger (East Lake HS – TX) in the 38th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    #Cubs selected C David Petrino (Central Arizona) in the 39th round

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs selected CF Diamond Johnson (Hillsboro HS – FL) in the 40th round

  • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

    Can’t wait to see who gets signed! Lots of catchers. With the sheer volume we should have that position taken care of at the lower levels of the system.

    I really hope that Schwarber gets a shot to stick at C. If he can, he’d be incredibly valuable for us. With his bat, I’d take a learning curve behind the plate.