Go green! Go white! Yesterday was another big day for Michigan State sports as the Chicago Cubs draft sheet showed this:
7 (198) David Garner RHP Michigan State University (MI) 9/21/92 R R 5-11 180
I really don’t know how good Michigan State is at baseball. Or who the biggest names of Michigan State Spartans baseball in MLB are. I just know the Chicago Cubs went green and white in the 7th round.
In the 15th round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Michael Wagner out of the University of San Diego. A teammate of Cubs first-round pick Kris Bryant, Wagner struck out 84 batters in 89.0 innings, good for an average of 8.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, while walking 32.
The Cubs 25th round selection, outfielder Marcus Doi from Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the first player from Hawaii selected by the Cubs in the First-Year Player Draft since shortstop Jan Thornton-Murray, taken in the 14th round of the 1999 draft.
Overall, the Cubs selected 19 pitchers (16 righthanders and three lefthanders), seven infielders, eight outfielders and six catchers. Additionally, the Cubs selected 22 college players, seven junior college players and 11 high school players.
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