According to reports from Bob Elliott and MLB.com, the Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Ryan Kellogg, the team’s fifth round pick in last week’s draft.
Ryan Kellogg and the Cubs agreed to a $376,700 bonus, the exact value of the Cubs fifth round draft pick.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound lefty out of Arizona State was selected by the Blue Jays in the 12th round of the 2012 draft. Ryan Kellogg is from Ontario and grew up a Blue Jays fan. He turned down a chance to play for the Jays and went to Arizona State. Kellogg turned 21 in February (Feb. 4, 1994).
As a freshman, Ryan Kellogg threw a no-hitter and was a three-time, first team All-Pac 12. Kellogg walked only 62 batters during his career at Arizona State in 321 innings. Kellogg was 9-2 in 16 starts this past season with a 3.60 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Kellogg gave up 121 hits with 23 walks and 92 strikeouts in 115 innings. For his college career, Kellogg allowed 338 hits with 62 walks and 212 strikeouts in 321 innings over 48 games, 47 starts.
Kellogg throws his fastball in the 88-91 mph range, with sink, and what was described as a “decent breaking ball.” According to Baseball America, Kellogg features a four-pitch mix (slider, curveball, changeup) with a feel for all four pitches, the change of pace is his best secondary pitch. Kellogg throws a lot of strikes, but does not miss a lot of bats. Kellogg pitches to a lot of contact.
Ryan Kellogg projects as a starter in the big leagues, likely backend of a rotation. Kellogg fits the profile of a player the Cubs draft, he receives high marks for his makeup.
Cubs 2015 First-Year Player Draft
The Cubs signing bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of this year’s draft is $7,236,100 million down from $8,352,200 million from a year ago. 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.
Draft Picks and Assigned Values for the Cubs first 10 rounds:
- Round One (Pick #9) – $3,351,000 – OF/2B Ian Happ – Signed: $3,000,000
- Round Two (Pick #47) – $1,292,100 – OF Donnie Dewees
- Round Three (Pick #82) – $731,000 – LHP Bryan Hudson
- Round Four (Pick #113) – $503,100 – OF D.J. (Darryl) Wilson
- Round Five (Pick #143) – $376,700 – LHP Ryan Kellogg – Signed: $376,700
- Round Six (Pick #173) – $281,900 – RHP David Berg
- Round Seven (Pick #203) – $211,300 – RHP Craig Brooks – Signed: $5,000
- Round Eight (Pick #233) – $174,200 – RHP Preston Morrison
- Round Nine (Pick #263) – $162,800 – LHP Tyler Peitzmeier
- Round Ten (Pick #293) – $152,000 – SS Vimael Machin – Signed: $2,000
The Cubs have not announced signing any of the players the team selected in last week’s draft. Based on reliable reports, the Cubs have either agreed to terms or signed at least four players: OF/2B Ian Happ, LHP Ryan Kellogg, RHP Craig Brooks and SS Vimael Machin.