Yesterday we featured the most celebrated members of the Chicago Cubs’ 2011 draft class, first round selection Javier Baez and second round pick Dan Vogelbach. Today we briefly profile six of the other twelve members of the final draft overseen by former Cubs’ general Jim Hendry who, we believe, have been productive enough since joining the organization to conjure hope. While the 2011 draft appears to be nowhere near as deep as the first two under the Theo Epstein regime, there are some potential diamonds in the ruff whose progress Cubs’ fans should follow.
Zeke DeVoss: Right-handed hitting outfielder DeVoss was originally drafted by Epstein’s Boston Red Sox in the 38th round of the 2009 draft but opted not to sign and returned to school. Serendipitously, he was waiting for Epstein when he assumed control of the Cubs, having been drafted by his predecessor in the fifth round of the 2011 draft.