Chicago Cubs 300 lb prospect Daniel Vogelbach slims down, remakes himself

In June of 2011, an 18 year kid named Daniel Vogelbach was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the MLB amateur draft. The high school first baseman was listed as 5’11” 285. However, in the pics we saw of him, he looked pretty close to three bills. But we thought hey, Daniel Vogelbach can hit a ton.

The Cubs claimed right after the draft that he dropped 40 pounds off what he was listed on the scouting report I quoted. Vogelbach throws right and bats left. In the video after the jump you’ll see that he has slimmed down to 240ish.

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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.”

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Chicago Cubs 2012 MLB draft day 2 synopsis

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The Chicago Cubs yesterday completed the second day of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club thus far has selected 17 players. The third and final day of the draft is today with rounds 16-40.

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Chicago Cubs find next savior in 1st round pick Albert Almora

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The Chicago Cubs will probably lose 105+ games this season, so tonight was pretty much their Super Bowl. It’s the first MLB draft of the Theo Epstein- Jed Hoyer regime, so it’s a big night for Cubs fans and the long term view. With over a century on ineptitude, Cub fans are always obsessed with the next savior, the next big thing to come along and turn it around.

Anthony Rizzo has that title now, but in the past the heavy crown has been worn by: Shawon Dunston, Corey Patterson, Felix Pie, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, Ty Griffin, Mike Harkey, Lance Dickson, Gary Scott and many more “can’t miss” prospects who ultimately missed.

The next home-grown super-prospect is……5 tool player Albert Almora.

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Wayne Gretzky’s Kid Signs with Chicago Cubs Today

Infielder Trevor Gretzky, a seventh round selection in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, by the Chicago Cubs, signed with the club today. Yes, Gretzky is the son of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. The offspring of the greatest hockey player in history was selected out of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California where he was also the football team’s starting quarterback.

“The Cubs are thrilled to welcome Trevor Gretzky to the organization,” said General Manager Jim Hendry. “It was a pleasure working with the Gretzky family on this contract and we are excited by Trevor’s decision to begin his pro baseball career with the Cubs.”

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Chicago Cubs Sign Wayne Gretzky’s Kid

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TREVOR GRETZKY WILL JOIN CUBS ORGANIZATION

 

The Chicago Cubs have signed Trevor Gretzky, the son of Wayne Gretzky.  The Cubs drafted The Great One’s offspring this year in the seventh round of the MLB draft.  Trevor Gretzky, a 6’4″, 190 lbs first baseman, played high school baseball last year in Thousand Oaks, CA.  By signing with the Cubs, Gretzky will no longer attend San Diego State to play baseball under Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.  To learn more about Trevor Gretzky, click after the jump.

 

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Cubs take Javier Beaz with 2011 1st Round Draft Pick

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The Chicago Cubs last night selected high school infielder Javier Baez out of Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville , Fla. with the 9th overall pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

“Javier has a tremendously live bat, is versatile in the field and we are happy to welcome him to the Cubs organization,” said Tim Wilken, Cubs Director of Amateur and Professional Scouting. “He has a great arm and is a smart base-runner in tune with the game.

“Our scouts got to know Javier and are impressed by his make-up. We saw him catch, play third base and play shortstop. He’s a quiet and thoughtful young man off the field who lets his game speak for itself on the field.”

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