Cubs draft manager Dale Sveum’s kid


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In this job market, nepotism rules. Yesterday the Chicago Cubs selected third baseman Rustin Sveum, son of Cubs manager Dale Sveum, in the 39th round (1,184th) out of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hey, it’s not what you know, but who you know right?

Last year, the Cubs drafted Shawon Dunston Jr. so again it was “family business.”

Overall, the Cubs selected 22 pitchers (18 righthanders and four lefthanders), seven infielders, eight outfielders and five catchers. Additionally, the Cubs selected 20 college players, seven junior college players and 15 high school players.

Here’s a detailed synopsis of day two of the Cubs draft. And much more on Albert Almora, the Cubs first round draft choice.

Here is a look at Chicago’s 42 selections from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft:

Rd. (pick No.)      Player                                Pos.            School                                                        Birthday            B     T      Ht.       Wt.

1 (6)                    Albert Almora                     OF               Mater Academy Charter School (Fla.)       4/16/1994           R      R      6-2       180

1A (43)                Pierce Johnson                   RHP             Missouri State University                         5/10/1991           R      R      6-3       180

1A (56)                Paul Blackburn                   RHP             Heritage High School (Calif.)                    12/4/1993           R      R      6-2       185

2 (67)                  Duane Underwood            RHP             Pope High School (Ga.)                             7/20/1994           R      R      6-2       205

3 (101)                Ryan McNeil                       RHP             Nipomo High School (Calif.)                     2/1/1994             R      R      6-3       210

4 (134)                Josh Conway                      RHP             Coastal Carolina University (S.C.)            4/12/1991           R      R      6-1       175

5 (164)                Anthony Prieto                   LHP             Americas High School (Texas)                  11/16/1993         L      L      5-11     170 

6 (194)                Trey Lang                           RHP             Gateway CC (Ariz.)                                     5/18/1992           R      R      6-3       225

7 (224)                Stephen Bruno                   INF              University of Virginia                                11/17/1990         R      R      5-9       175

8 (254)                Michael Heesch                  LHP             University of South Carolina Beaufort     5/15/1990           R      L      6-5       260

9 (284)                Chadd Krist                        C                  University of California, Berkeley            1/28/1990           R      R      5-11     190

10 (314)              Chad Martin                        RHP             Indiana University                                     5/17/1990           R      R      6-7       230

11 (344)              Rashad Crawford               OF               Mundy’s Hill High School (Ga.)                 10/15/1993         S      R      6-3       185

12 (374)              Justin Amlung                    RHP             University of Louisville (Ky.)                    5/21/1990           R      R      6-1       180

13 (404)              Bijan Rademacher              OF               Orange Coast College (Calif.)                  6/15/1991           L      L      6-0       200

14 (434)              Corbin Hoffner                   RHP             St. Petersburg College (Fla.)                    7/30/1993           R      R      6-5       235

15 (464)              Carlos Escobar                  C                  University of Nevada                                12/31/1990         R      R      6-2       185

16 (494)              Michael Hamann                 RHP             University of Toledo (Ohio)                     1/1/1991             R      R      6-3       170

17 (524)              Nathan Dorris                    LHP             Southern Illinois University                      12/9/1990           L      L      6-3       185

18 (554)              David Bote                         INF              Neosho County CC (Kan.)                         4/7/1993             R      R      5-11     170

19 (584)              Damek Tomscha                INF              Iowa Western CC                                       8/27/1991           R      R      6-2       200

20 (614)              Blake Hickman                   C                  Simeon Career Academy (Ill.)                   10/29/1993         R      R      6-4       190

21 (644)              Stephen Perakslis              RHP             University of Maine – Orono                    1/15/1991           R      R      6-0       185

22 (674)              Eduardo Orozco                 RHP             University of California Riverside            4/11/1989           R      R      6-4

23 (704)              Jake Drossner                    LHP             Council Rock North High School (Pa.)      5/16/1994           R      L      6-1       189

24 (734)              Jameson Fisher                  C                  Zachary High School (La.)                         12/18/93             L      R      6-2       175

25 (764)              Rhett Wiseman                   OF               Buckingham, Browne & Nichols (Mass.)  6/22/1994           L      R      5-11     187

26 (794)              Jasvir Rakkar                     RHP             SUNY Stony Brook (N.Y.)                          4/27/1991           R      R      6-2       200

27 (824)              Tyler Bremer                       RHP             Baylor University (Texas)                         12/7/1989           R      R      6-2       225

28 (854)              Lance Rymel                       C                  Rogers State University (Okla.)               5/2/1990             R      R      6-0       195

29 (884)              Austin Pentecost                RHP             Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)           5/27/1990           R      R      6-2       195

30 (914)              Izaac Garsez                       OF               College of Idaho                                       1/24/1990           L      L      6-1       210

31 (944)              Bryan Bonnell                     RHP             Centennial High School (Nev.)                  9/28/1993           L      R      6-5       190

32 (974)              Timothy Saunders              INF              Marietta College (Ohio)                            5/17/1990           R      R      6-0       180

33 (1004)            Thomas Pannone               OF               Bishop Hendricken School (R.I.)              4/28/1994           L      L      6-0       180

34 (1034)            Christian Botnick               RHP             Notre Dame Catholic SS (Ontario)            10/5/1994           R      R      6-3       195

35 (1064)            Ben Carhart                        INF              Stetson University (Fla.)                           1/21/1990           R      R      5-8       185

36 (1094)            Sly Edwards                       OF               St. Brendan High School (Fla.)                  9/22/1993           R      R      5-11     168

37 (1124)            Clayton Crum                     RHP             Howard College (Texas)                           1/16/1992           R      R      6-1       195

38 (1154)            Hassan Evans                    OF               Herkimer County CC (N.Y.)                        12/15/1991         R      R      6-3       200

39 (1184)            Rustin Sveum                     INF              Desert Mountain High School (Ariz.)        3/1/1994             S      R      6-0       175

40 (1214)            Jacob Rogers                     INF              Mt. Olive College (N.C.)                            8/23/1989           L      R      6-4       215

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