Category: 2015 MLB Draft

Cubs sign 2nd rounder Donnie Dewees to overslot deal and other notes

Cubs sign 2nd rounder Donnie Dewees to overslot deal and other notes
Some good news last night while some of you watched the Cubs pull out a 1-0 walk-off win and I watched some of the kids at Mesa. 2nd-rder Donnie Dewees bonus w/@Cubs = $1.7 mil (pick 47 = $1,292,100). @UNFOspreys OF can really hit @MLBDraft. http://t.co/1njyh4rQ8A — Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) June 24, 2015 The surprise... Read more »

Ian Happ heading to Mesa, plus thoughts on Cubs potential new market inefficiency in the draft.

Ian Happ heading to Mesa, plus thoughts on Cubs potential new market inefficiency in the draft.
It is not official but Ian Happ tweeted it himself. Excited to start my journey with the @Cubs First stop Arizona — Ian Happ (@ihapp_1) June 14, 2015 The Cubs have not committed to where Happ will play but there is some thought they will try to move him back to 2B. He is also... Read more »

Final thoughts on the Cubs 2015 MLB Draft: The big 4, Overslots, and Favorite Sleepers, and Grade

Final thoughts on the Cubs 2015 MLB Draft: The big 4, Overslots, and Favorite Sleepers, and Grade
I think in general, this draft has not been as strong as the past two years and certainly not last season’s — but that isn’t really a surprise since the overall quality was low as well. The big 4 The Cubs, as usual, went with the best player on their board and once again it... Read more »
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The Cubs Draft so far, what to expect on day 3, and live thread

The Cubs Draft so far, what to expect on day 3, and live thread
Live 3 day thread… 11th round:  Matt Rose, 3B, Georgia State.  A bit of a sleeper whom Crawfox Boxes calls a “Jeff Luhnow type pick” (6th round pick Dave Berg also made this list, read and see more about him here.).  Luhnow has a history of finding sleepers late in the draft, so that is... Read more »

Signability Picks: Side-arming UCLA RP Dave Berg heads group of senior selections in rounds 6-10

Signability Picks: Side-arming UCLA RP Dave Berg heads group of senior selections in rounds 6-10
One thing I have learned to do is not overthink the draft and overload with information when it comes to the draft.  I think that is appropriate for rounds 6-10.  It’s not that these guys don’t have a chance — they certainly do.  But unless there is a unique quality as there is with Dave... Read more »

Cubs select ASU lefty Ryan Kellogg in 5th round

Cubs select ASU lefty Ryan Kellogg in 5th round
I am pretty excited about this pick because I saw Ryan Kellogg shut down a good UCLA team until tiring in the 7th. He was throwing in the high 80s-low 90s with good plane, a curve, and a change-up that was surprisingly effective for a college arm. Here is what I wrote about him after... Read more »
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Cubs draft big LHP Bryan Hudson in the 3rd round

Cubs draft big LHP Bryan Hudson in the 3rd round
This is a pick with a lot of potential. The Cubs selected Bryan Hudson, who has one of the best curveballs in the entire draft and at 6’8″ with an athletic frame that needs a lot of filling out, there are some who believe that velocity could explode as he fills out and matures physically.... Read more »

25 Potential Cubs Targets for Day 2

25 Potential Cubs Targets for Day 2
Editor’s Note: Dan Kirby writes for Through the Fence Baseball and has written many a guest post for us around this time of year.  Dan follows the draft year round but pays special attention to each amateur season, so few will give you a more in-depth look at the names well beyond the first round.... Read more »

Cubs stock up on position player talent in first 2 rounds...but plenty of intriguing arms available for tomorrow

Cubs stock up on position player talent in first 2 rounds...but plenty of intriguing arms available for tomorrow
I don’t know what Theo Epstein is going to say tomorrow, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Cubs talk about how they just may have gotten the two best college hitters in the draft — maybe the two best hitters period — and could not afford to pass up that kind of opportunity. Ian... Read more »
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Cubs select CF Donnie Dewees in the 2nd round

Cubs select CF Donnie Dewees in the 2nd round
The Cubs selected another very good college hitter in North Florida CF Donnie Dewees in the 2nd round. Some have compared him to Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner. Your browser does not support iframes. He may have gone higher if it were not for a broken wrist. Keith Law had him as the 20th pick in... Read more »