Cubs Sign 2017 First Round Pick Brendon Little for $2.2m ($2.373m Slotted)

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Brendon Little has the best curveball in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, says Peter Gammons. Well, you could call that a $2,373,000 million curveball now, as the Chicago Cubs just announced the signing of their 2017 first round pick. Little was taken with the 27th overall pick on June 12th. Major League Baseball refuses to release monetary amounts, but it’s being widely reported that Little is getting $2.2 million, with $2,373,000 slotted.

Brendon Little averaged 14.03 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in his sophomore season with the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton, striking out 133 in 85.1 innings while walking just 33 batters. He went 5-3 in 15 starts with a 2.53 ERA and surrendered just 67 hits.

“Brendon Little is a physical left-handed pitcher who we feel is just tapping into his potential now, with a fastball in the low-to-mid 90s and what we believe to be one of the best curveballs in the Draft,” reads a statement attributed to Cubs Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Jason McLeod.

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Overall, the Cubs have signed 14 selections to date (including Brendon Little )

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