Synopsis of Chicago Cubs 2011 MLB Draft Class

marisa-miller-cubs

Overall, the Chicago Cubs selected 50 players, 26 pitchers (21 righthanders and five left-handers), 10 infielders, 11 outfielders and three catchers. The Cubs drafted 29 college players and 21 high school players during the 2011 MLB Draft.

Here is a look at Chicago ’s 50 selections from the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

[Read more…]

Cubs take Offspring of Wayne Gretzky, Shawon Dunston on Day 2 of MLB Draft

gretzky

The Chicago Cubs concluded the second day of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft yesterday by accumulating a total of 30 selected players. The third and final day of the draft is today with rounds 31-50. They took some legacy devices by selecting talented players with talented genes- including the offspring of hockey’s “the great one” Wayne Gretzky and 1982 #1 overall MLB pick Shawon Dunston.

But before we get to those guys…

…The Cubs selected infielder Daniel Vogelbach out of Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers , Florida in the second round (68th overall) and outfielder Ezekiel DeVoss out of the University of Miami ( Fla. ) in the third round (98th overall).

Go here for more on Vogelbach, who kind of resembles Chunk from “The Goonies.” Of course the kid with the truffle shuffle could never hit a 508 home run. He is committed to the University of Florida so we’ll see what happens.

By Paul M. Banks

[Read more…]

Cubs take Javier Beaz with 2011 1st Round Draft Pick

cubs_girls

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.”

[Read more…]