Roderick Shoulders decided to forego his college commitment to USF and sign with the Cubs. The appropriately nicknamed “Rock” Shoulders is a big first baseman at 6’2″ and 225 lbs with good power potential. Click here to see some of that power on display.
In my Cubs draft wrap, I pegged Shoulders as one of the 10 most intriguing draft picks the Cubs made this year. He was a 20th round pick out of high school but went to junior college to improve his draft status. Despite having a good year (.318, 14 HRs and 58 RBIs) and ranking in the top 20 nationally in both HRs and RBIs, Shoulders inexplicably slipped in the draft to the 25th round, part of that reason may have been his commitment to play college ball. The Cubs felt Shoulders was a steal that late in the draft and reportedly game him “3rd round money” to sign. Shoulders will report to rookie-level Arizona by the end of this week.
Hat tip to Wesley on another find!
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