Cubs select 38 players during 2016 MLB Draft


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Cubs select 38 players during 2016 MLB Draft

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today completed the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club made 38 selections during the three-day event.

The Cubs picked up a pair of pitchers with baseball pedigrees. Right-handed pitcher Chad Hockin, the sixth-round selection, is the grandson of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who collected 573 homers during a 22-year career, predominantly with the Minnesota Twins. In the 12th round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Trey Cobb, whose grandfather, Frank Linzy, pitched 11 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Giants, Cardinals, Brewers and Phillies.

Cobb is a teammate of Cubs third-round pick Thomas Hatch at Oklahoma State and the duo combined to make 28 starts for the Cowboys this season. Cobb, 21, posted a 3.34 ERA (27 ER/72.2 IP) with 91 strikeouts in 20 outings.

In the 21st round, the Cubs selected catcher Sam Tidaback from the University of North Georgia. Tidaback is a native of nearby Plainfield, Illinois and attended Providence Catholic High School where he was named All-Illinois Second Team in 2012. In the following round, Chicago selected its first high school product, left-handed pitcher Dante Biasi from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, the same hometown as Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

The Cubs selected another local product in the 31st round, right-handed pitcher Brenden Heiss from Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois. Chicago’s 38th-round selection, centerfielder Tolly Filotei, is the son of Cubs Regional Crosschecker, Bobby Filotei.

Overall, the Cubs selected 27 pitchers (22 right-handed and five left-handed), two catchers, three outfielders and six infielders. Additionally, the Cubs selected 29 college players and nine high school players.

Here is a look at Chicago’s 38 selections from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft:


Rd. (Pick No.)     Player                              Pos.            School                                                        Birthday            B     T      Ht.       Wt.

3 (104) Thomas Hatch RHP Oklahoma State University 9/29/94 R R 6-1 200

4 (134) Tyson Miller RHP California Baptist University 7/29/95 R R 6-4 195

5 (164) Bailey Clark RHP Duke University (N.C.) 12/3/94 R R 6-4 220

6 (194) Chad Hockin RHP Cal State Fullerton 10/7/94 R R 6-2 210

7 (224) Michael Cruz C Bethune-Cookman University (Fla.) 1/13/96 L R 5-11 210

8 (254) Stephen Ridings RHP Haverford College (Pa.) 8/14/95 R R 6-8 220

9 (284) Duncan Robinson RHP Dartmouth College (N.H.) 12/5/93 R R 6-6 220

10 (314) Dakota Mekkes RHP Michigan State University 11/6/94 R R 6-7 250

11 (344) Michael Rucker RHP Brigham Young University (Utah) 4/27/94 R R 6-1 185

12 (374) Trey Cobb RHP Oklahoma State University 6/24/94 R R 6-1 190

13 (404) Wyatt Short LHP University of Mississippi 10/14/94 L L 5-8 180

14 (434) Parker Dunshee RHP Wake Forest University (N.C.) 2/12/95 R R 6-1 205

15 (464) Jed Carter RHP Auburn University-Montgomery (Ala.) 1/26/95 R R 6-0 190

16 (494) Holden Cammack RHP Oral Roberts University (Okla.) 6/14/93 R R 6-0 195

17 (524) Zack Short SS Sacred Heart University (Conn.) 5/29/95 R R 5-10 175

18 (554) Marc Huberman LHP University of Southern California 1/10/94 L L 6-2 190

19 (584) Matt Swarmer RHP Kutztown University (Pa.) 9/25/93 R R 6-5 175

20 (614) Colton Freeman LHP University of Alabama 12/18/93 L L 6-1 210

21 (644) Sam Tidaback C University of North Georgia 10/6/93 R R 6-0 210

22 (674) Dante Biasi LHP Hazleton Area HS (Pa.) 12/4/97 L L 6-0 185

23 (704) Delvin Zinn SS Itawamba JC (Miss.) 5/29/97 R R 5-10 170

24 (734) Rey Rivera 1B Chipola College (Fla.) 6/14/97 L R 6-6 215

25 (764) Trent Giambrone 2B Delta State University (Miss.) 12/20/93 R R 5-9 175

26 (794) Austin Jones RHP University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 11/26/94 R R 6-1 195

27 (824) Connor Myers CF Old Dominion University (Va.) 2/3/94 R R 5-11 170

28 (854) Rian Bassett RHP Clark CC (Wash.) 3/26/95 R R 6-5 210

29 (884) Tyler Peyton RHP University of Iowa 3/31/94 R R 6-3 200

30 (914) Montana Parsons RHP San Jacinto College North (Texas) 4/20/95 R R 6-3 185

31 (944) Brenden Heiss RHP Jacobs HS (Ill.) 9/15/97 R R 6-1 190

32 (974) Zach Davis CF Texas Tech University 6/29/94 R R 5-10 170

33 (1004) Nathan Sweeney RHP Cherry Creek HS (Colo.) 8/21/97 R R 6-4 185

34 (1034) Davis Daniel RHP St. James School (Ala.) 6/11/97 R R 6-1 180

35 (1064) Ryan Kreidler 3B Davis Senior HS (Calif.) 11/12/97 R R 6-2 175

36 (1094) Jake Slaughter SS Ouachita Christian School (La.) 10/24/96 R R 6-3 200

37 (1124) Davis Moore RHP Los Osos HS (Calif.) 3/4/98 R R 6-4 190

38 (1154) Tolly Filotei CF Faulkner State CC (Ala.) 11/28/95 L R 5-7 160

39 (1184) Anthony Block LHP Newport HS (Wash.) 4/16/98 L L 6-5 190

40 (1214) D.J. Roberts RHP Atlantic Coast HS (Fla.) 6/26/98 R R 6-2 218

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