Cubs draft the son of a Charleston church shooting victim

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The Chicago Cubs selected Charleston Southern outfielder Chris Singleton in the 19th round (#585 overall) of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday.

However, there is more to this story.

Singleton is the son of a Charleston shooting victim named Sharonda Coleman-Singleton at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. back in 2015.

“First and foremost, he’s a talented player on the field,” Cubs management said on Wednesday. “We had him evaluated really as almost like a top-10-round-caliber talent. He’s very athletic, a plus runner, plus defender, base-stealer."

Cubs know the unusual circumstances around his life but really think he can become a great baseball player.

“We certainly understand the backstory there. But what I want to make sure doesn’t get lost is that this guy’s a really good baseball player. He’s talented. He’s athletic. There’s upside there.”

CubsHQ would like to congratulate Singleton on being drafted and applaud him for being a positive role model despite his horrific family tragedy.

Check out this video for more info on Singleton.




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