Cubs Sign 35th Round Pick LHP Jordan Minch

The Cubs announced the signing of LHP Jordan Minch, the team’s 35th round pick in last month’s draft, prior to Friday’s deadline. According to reports, Minch signed a $110,000 bonus. The additional $10,000 counts against the Cubs bonus pool for the 2014 draft. Plus, the Cubs agreed to pay for the completion of his undergraduate degree. […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Sixth Round Pick RHP Dylan Cease

According to multiple reports, including one from Dylan Cease, the Cubs have agreed to terms with RHP Dylan Cease on a $1.5 million signing bonus. The Cubs selected the right-hander in the sixth round of the draft. Cease had committed to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Dylan Cease received $1,230,500 over the Cubs sixth round […]

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Cubs Announce Signing of Mark Zagunis, James Farris and Twenty-One of First Twenty-Two Draft Picks

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon the signings of third round draft pick, catcher Mark Zagunis and ninth round pick, RHP James Farris along with 21 of the first 22 picks in this year’s draft. The only pick in the first ten rounds that has not been signed is RHP Dylan Cease and the team is expected […]

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Cubs Sign Draft Picks LHP Tommy Thorpe and RHP Ryan Williams

The Cubs have not made the signings official yet, but from all indications the team has signed eighth round draft pick (229th overall) LHP Tommy Thorpe and tenth round draft pick (289th overall) RHP Ryan Williams. LHP Tommy Thorpe signed an under-slot deal of $135,000 and RHP Ryan Williams signed for an under-slot bonus of $1,000. Both […]

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Cubs Sign RHP Jake Stinnett, RHP James Norwood and Announce Signings of Carson Sands and Justin Steele

Updated 8:08pm CDT – Friday, June 20 … The Cubs announced Thursday the signing of second round pick RHP Jake Stinnett, fourth round pick LHP Carson Sands, fifth round pick LHP Justin Steele and seventh round pick RHP James Norwood. The Cubs signed Stinnett to an under-slot bonus, as expected, for $1 million. The Cubs slot […]

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Cubs Select Pitching and Possibilities on the Third Day of the 2014 Draft

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft wrapped up on Saturday with rounds 11-40. The Cubs used six of their picks in rounds 11-20 on pitching and used a total of 13 picks on pitching during the last day of the draft. The Cubs used 21 of their 40 picks over three days on pitchers while drafting […]

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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 […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft – Day Two

The Rule 4 Draft resumes on Friday morning (11:30am CDT) with the third round. The second day of the draft, while it does not garner the attention of the first day, is equally as important and will determine if an organization has had a good draft or not. Day two begins with the third round […]

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Cubs Selected RHP Jake Stinnett in Second Round of the 2014 Draft

The Cubs selected RHP Jake Stinnett from Maryland, with the first of what should be several pitchers, in the second round (45th overall) of the draft. The College senior was originally a two-way player (third base) and only started pitching full time as a junior. Jake Stinnett is a senior and should sign for less than […]

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Cubs Selected C/OF Kyle Schwarber with Fourth Overall Pick in the 2014 Draft

Months of speculation came to an end Thursday night when the Cubs selected catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. The top three pitchers were off the board at the time. LHP Brady Aiken went to Houston, Tyler Kolek to the Marlins and the White Sox took Carlos Rodon […]

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