Cubs make 42 selections during 2018 MLB Draft


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Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today completed the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club made 42 selections during the three-day event.

In the 12th round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Cam Sanders out of Louisiana State University. Sanders is the son of former major league pitcher Scott Sanders, who pitched in the majors from 1993-1999, including 67 games with the Cubs in 1999.

In the final two rounds, the Cubs selected a pair of local products, drafting catcher Pierson Gibis from Wauconda High School (Wauconda, Ill.) in the 39th round and infielder Itamar Steiner from Niles North High School (Skokie, Ill.) in the 40th round.

Six of the Cubs’ college draft picks will be taking part in NCAA Super Regionals beginning this weekend: third-round pick Jimmy Herron (Duke), fourth-round pick Ethan Roberts (Tennessee Tech), 16th-round pick Josh Sawyer (Texas), 17th-round pick Jake Reindl (Arkansas), 23rd-round pick Hunter Taylor (South Carolina) and 29th-round pick Levi Jordan (Washington).

Overall, the Cubs selected 18 pitchers (14 right-handed and four left-handed), three catchers, 11 outfielders and 10 infielders. Additionally, the Cubs selected 29 college players and 13 high school players.

Here is a look at Chicago’s 42 selections from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft:



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