Cubs announce signing of OF Cole Roederer and nine other draft picks
The Cubs announced Wednesday the organization has signed outfielder Cole Roederer, a second round compensatory selection (77th overall) in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
According to Jim Callis, Roederer signed over-slot at $1.2 million (77th pick value is $775,100).
Overall, the Cubs have signed the following 10 new selections from the 2018 Draft (including Roederer) since the club’s last announcement, bringing the current total to 27 signed players: right-hander Ethan Roberts (fourth round), right-hander Kohl Franklin (sixth round), infielder Luke Reynolds (10th round), right-hander Riley Thompson (11th round), outfielder Ezequiel Pagan (13th round), left-hander Chris Allen (20th round), outfielder Dalton Hurd (25th round), infielder Levi Jordan (29th round) and infielder Miguel Pabon (34th round).
RHP Ethan Roberts signed an under-slot deal. Roberts received $130,000 ($426,100 value for pick No. 128).
RHP Kohl Franklin received an over-slot deal. Franklin signed for $540,000 according to Jim Callis, pick value for No. 188 is $245,600.
RHP Riley Thompson also signed over-slot according to Jim Callis. Thompson received $200,000, $75,000 counts against the Cubs’ draft pool.
LHP Chris Allen received $150,000 according to Jonathan Mayo, $25,000 counts against the Cubs draft pool.
Roederer, 18, hit .392 with five doubles, seven homers and 19 RBI in his senior season at Hart (Calif.) High School in 2018. He drew 13 walks, contributing to a .537 on-base percentage and a 1.439 OPS. The six-foot, 175-pound Roederer was a 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Third Team All-American.
The Cubs have signed 27 players that were selected in this year’s draft: INF Nico Hoerner (24th overall), OF Brennen Davis (62nd overall), OF Cole Roederer (77th overall), RHP Paul Richan (78th overall), OF Jimmy Herron (third round), RHP Ethan Roberts (fourth round), RHP Kohl Franklin (sixth round), OF D.J. Artis (seventh round), RHP Zach Mort (eighth round), RHP Derek Casey (ninth round), INF Luke Reynolds (10th round), RHP Riley Thompson (11th round), RHP Cam Sanders (12th round), OF Ezequiel Pagan (13th round), RHP Riley McCauley (14th round), INF Tyler Durna (15th round), INF Jake Slaughter (18th round), LHP Chris Allen (20th round), RHP Carlos Vega (21st round), OF Jamie Galazin (22nd round), RHP Blake Whitney (24th round), OF Dalton Hurd (25th round), INF Levi Jordan (29th round), OF Drew Wharton (30th round), OF Clayton Daniel (31st round), LHP Jack Patterson (32nd round) and INF Miguel Pabon (34th round).