Cubs sign second-round draft picks, 10 selections overall


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Cubs sign second-round draft picks, 10 selections overall

The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed outfielder Brennen Davis, the club’s second round selection (62nd overall), and right-handed pitcher Paul Richan, a second-round compensatory selection (78th overall), in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Overall, the Cubs have signed 10 selections from the 2018 Draft to date (including Davis and Richan): outfielder D.J. Artis (seventh round), righthander Riley McCauley (14th round), righthander Carlos Vega (21st round), outfielder Jamie Galazin (22nd round), righthander Blake Whitney (24th round), outfielder Drew Wharton (30th round), infielder Clayton Daniel (31st round) and lefthander Jack Patterson (32nd round).

Davis, 18, batted .444 (28-for-63) with a .593 on-base percentage, .761 slugging mark and 13 stolen bases in 23 games in his senior season at Basha (AZ) High School. The six-foot four-inch, 175-pound Davis hit a combined .426 (43-for-101) with 10 doubles, two triples, four homers and 41 runs scored in 38 games over his final two years of high school.

Richan, 21, struck out 101 batters in 89.2 innings, good for an average of 10.14 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, while walking just 13 in his 2018 junior season at the University of San Diego. In 2017, Richan posted a 3.05 ERA while allowing just 21 walks in 76.2 innings en route to a spot on the All-WCC Honorable Mention Team.

Here is a look at Chicago’s selections from the 2018 Draft, with the players currently having signed in bold:

Rd. (Pick) Player Pos. School Birthday B T Ht. Wt.

1 (24) Nico Hoerner SS Stanford University 5/13/97 R R 6-1 200

2 (62) Brennen Davis OF Basha High School (Ariz.) 11/2/99 R R 6-4 175

2C (77) Cole Roederer OF Hart High School (Ariz.) 9/24/99 L L 6-0 175

2C (78) Paul Richan RHP University of San Diego 3/26/97 R R 6-2 200

3 (98) Jimmy Herron CF Duke University (N.C.) 7/27/96 R L 6-1 195

4 (128) Ethan Roberts RHP Tennessee Tech University 7/4/97 R R 5-11 170

5 (158) Andy Weber 2B University of Virginia 7/24/97 L R 6-1 190

6 (188) Kohl Franklin RHP Broken Arrow Senior High School (Okla.) 9/9/99 R R 6-4 190

7 (218) D.J. Artis CF Liberty University (Va.) 3/20/97 L L 5-9 165

8 (248) Zach Mort RHP George Mason University (Va.) 5/22/97 R R 6-1 205

9 (278) Derek Casey RHP University of Virginia 2/15/96 R R 6-2 190

10 (308) Luke Reynolds 3B University of Southern Mississippi 3/20/95 L R 6-1 215

11 (338) Riley Thompson RHP University of Louisville (Ky.) 7/9/96 L R 6-3 205

12 (368) Cameron Sanders RHP Louisiana State University 12/9/96 R R 6-2 175

13 (398) Ezequiel Pagan CF Pro Baseball High School & Academy (P.R.) 7/8/00 L R 6-1 163

14 (428) Riley McCauley RHP Michigan State University 12/5/96 R R 6-1 205

15 (458) Tyler Durna 1B UC San Diego 11/13/96 L L 6-0 205

16 (488) Josh Sawyer LHP University of Texas – Austin 10/24/94 R L 6-3 180

17 (518) Jake Reindl RHP University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 1/15/97 R R 6-1 190

18 (548) Jake Slaughter SS Louisiana State University 10/24/96 R R 6-3 200

19 (578) Layne Looney RHP University of Richmond (Va.) 7/26/96 R R 5-10 200

20 (608) Chris Allen LHP Marin Community College (Calif.) 6/13/98 L L 6-4 180

21 (638) Carlos Vega RHP Southeast Missouri State University 12/28/95 R R 6-2 220

22 (668) Jamie Galazin CF St. John’s University (N.Y.) 5/20/96 R R 6-4 200

23 (698) Hunter Taylor C University of South Carolina 6/8/96 R R 5-11 226

24 (728) Blake Whitney RHP University of South Carolina – Upstate 5/25/96 R R 6-3 185

25 (758) Dalton Hurd CF Seattle University (Wash.) 12/17/95 R R 5-9 180

26 (788) Julian Boyd OF St. John Bosco High School (Calif.) 9/21/99 L L 5-10 143

27 (818) Niels Stone RHP Indian River State College (Fla.) 2/10/99 L R 6-1 190

28 (848) Mitchell Parker LHP Manzano High School (N.M.) 9/27/99 L L 6-3 195

29 (878) Levi Jordan SS University of Washington 9/24/95 R R 5-8 170

30 (908) Drew Wharton OF Clemson University (S.C.) 11/28/95 R R 6-3 190

31 (938) Clayton Daniel 2B Jacksonville State University (Ala.) 5/10/95 R R 5-7 170

32 (968) Jack Patterson LHP Bryant University (R.I.) 8/3/95 L L 6-0 210

33 (998) Tyler Ras RHP Middletown North HS (N.J.) 11/9/99 S R 6-4 200

34 (1028) Miguel Pabon SS Leadership Christian Academy (Pa.) 8/30/00 R R 6-0 165

35 (1058) Edmond Americaan OF Chipola College (Fla.) 3/26/97 L L 6-1 170

36 (1088) Jacob Campbell C Craig High School (Wisc.) 5/21/00 R R 6-0 200

37 (1118) Henry Vilar SS Westminster Christian School (Fla.) 4/1/99 L R 5-11 170

38 (1148) Chase Hanson OF Edison High School (Calif.) 10/12/99 R R 6-3 170

39 (1178) Pierson Gibis C Wauconda High School (Ill.) 8/21/99 L R 6-0 175

40 (1208) Itamar Steiner INF Niles North High School (Ill.) 5/9/00 L L 5-10 160

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