Matt Burch is a solid hitting prospect (Photo credit: Aaron Fitt)
Matt Burch is a solid hitting prospect (Photo credit: Aaron Fitt)

Cubs signs infielder to undrafted free agent contract


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NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion baseball's Matt Burch signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Cubs organization on Tuesday, July 28.

"We're all very happy for Matt. Especially since his senior season was cut short," expressed head coach Chris Finwood. "Matt is a fine representative of ODU and goes into professional baseball with his degree in his pocket. Matt continues the nice tradition of Monarch baseball players being signed by the Cubs!"

Burch, a native of Gurnee, Ill., started all 72 games over the last two seasons for the Monarchs. In the shortened 2020 season, Burch hit .302 with 19 hits, three doubles and 11 RBI's. He also recorded five multi-hit performances and stole two bases.

In 2019, Burch finished fifth on the team with a .298 batting average. He hit two homers while driving in 32 and led the team in stolen bases with 14 on 15 attempts.

Burch joins Bryce Windham, Jared Young and PJ Higgins as the most recent Monarch to sign with the Chicago club.

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