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 and ends with the tenth round. The Cubs have pick No. 78 in the third round, or the fourth pick of the day. And pick No. 109 in the fourth round.
The Cubs should spend the day drafting one pitcher after the other. Will they take a gamble and select high school RHP Jacob Bukauskas?
The picks will be announced rapidly on Friday and has been 30-40 minutes per round in previous years. The entire draft can be followed on MLB.com. The draft concludes on Saturday (12:00pm CDT) with rounds 11-40.
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
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.
Assigned Pick Values for the Cubs first 10 rounds are:
- Round One (Pick #4) – $4,621,200
- Round Two (Pick #45) – $1,250,400
- Round Three (Pick #78) – $714,900
- Round Four (Pick #109) – $480,600
- Round Five (Pick #139) – $359,900
- Round Six (Pick #169) – $269,500
- Round Seven (Pick #199) – $201,900
- Round Eight (Pick #229) – $161,800
- Round Nine (Pick #259) – $151,000
- Round Ten (Pick #289) – $141,000
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)
The picks will be updated as announced.
Jed Hoyer reiterated Friday morning while discussing the Cubs first two picks, the team plans to concentrate on adding pitching to the system during the second day of the draft.