Progress of the Chicago Cubs 2010 Draft Class

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All the hulabaloo yesterday may have been over MLB Draft #1 overall pick Bryce Harper, but when the Draft signing deadline passed, the Chicago Cubs had agreed to terms with 29 of their 50 selections from their 2010 Draft class, including their first five, 15 of their first 16, 17 of their first 20 and 21 of their first 25 selections.

Included in the 29 players are four selections who agreed to terms with the club today: RHP Benjamin Wells, seventh round out of Bryant High School (Ark.); RHP Kevin Rhoderick, ninth round out of Oregon State University; LHP Casey Harman, 29th round out of Clemson University; and LHP Brian Smith, 40th round out of St. Mary’s Catholic (Ontario).

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MLB #1 Pick Bryce Harper Signs, with no time to spare

Yesterday was the MLB Draft class signing deadline, so everyone was of course fixated on Bryce Harper, the cocky catcher taken by the Washington Nationals. For most of the day and night it looked like Harper was not going to sign, prompting sports literary legend, and insane curmudgeon Buzz Bissinger to tweet this:

Harper is just being the dumb-assed prick he always was, is and will be. He will never change. Nats fans are in for it.

If you’re not following this crazy old man who Tweets without filter like there’s no tomorrow, please start doing so immediately. You will not be disappointed.

But Harper did eventually come around; just in time for the deadline.

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