Cubs sign righty Alex Lange


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Bruce Thorson - USA Today Sports
Bruce Thorson - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Alex Lange, the club’s second pick this year with the 30th overall selection in the first round. The club also today agreed to terms with outfielder Nelson Velazquez (fifth round) and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Estrada (sixth round). Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

The Cubs overall signed 29 picks from their draft class in advance of today’s deadline, including each of the first 22 selections.

Here is a look at Chicago’s selections from the 2017 Draft, with the players signed in bold:

Rd. (Pick) Player Pos. School Birthday B T Ht. Wt.
1 (27) Brendon Little LHP State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 8/11/96 L L 6-2 195
1 (30) Alex Lange RHP Louisiana State University 10/2/95 R R 6-4 200
2 (67) Cory Abbott RHP Loyola Marymount University (Calif.) 9/20/95 R R 6-1 210
3 (105) Keegan Thompson RHP Auburn University (Ala.) 3/13/95 R R 6-2 210
4 (135) Erich Uelmen RHP Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo 5/19/96 R R 6-3 195
5 (165) Nelson Velazquez OF PJ Education School (P.R.) 12/26/98 R R 6-0 190
6 (195) Jeremy Estrada RHP Palm Desert High School (Calif.) 11/1/98 S R 6-1 180
7 (225) Ricky Tyler Thomas LHP Fresno State University (Calif.) 12/22/95 R L 6-1 175
8 (255) Austin Filiere 3B Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9/1/95 R R 6-1 190
9 (285) Chris Carrier OF University of Memphis (Tenn.) 4/18/95 R R 6-2 225
10 (315) Brian Glowicki RHP University of Minnesota 10/19/94 R R 5-11 190
11 (345) Rollie Lacy RHP Creighton University (Neb.) 7/17/95 R R 6-4 195
12 (375) Ben Hecht RHP Wichita State University (Kansas) 5/31/95 R R 6-2 185
13 (405) Austin Upshaw INF Kennesaw State University (Ga.) 7/28/96 L R 6-0 180
14 (435) Luis Vazquez SS Alberto Melendez Torres School (P.R.) 10/10/99 R R 6-1 165
15 (465) Jared Young 2B Old Dominion University (Va.) 7/9/95 L R 6-2 185
16 (495) Brandon Hughes CF Michigan State University 12/1/95 S L 6-2 215
17 (525) Peyton Remy RHP Central Arizona College 8/20/96 L R 6-2 170
18 (555) Casey Ryan RHP University of Hawaii 5/20/94 R R 6-4 200
19 (585) Chris Singleton CF Charleston Southern University (S.C.) 7/5/96 R R 6-0 175
20 (615) Brendan King RHP College of the Holy Cross (Mass.) 7/8/94 R R 6-1 200
21 (645) Sean Barry RHP University of San Diego 5/22/95 R R 6-2 190
22 (675) Skyler Messinger SS Niwot High School (Colo.) 11/1/98 R R 6-3 195
23 (705) Brady Miller RHP Western Oregon University 4/4/96 R R 6-2 185
24 (735) Braxton Light RHP Wallace State CC (Ala.) 10/13/95 R R 5-9 185
25 (765) Mitch Stophel RHP King University (Tenn.) 11/9/94 R R 6-3 205
26 (795) Bryce Bonnin RHP Barbers Hill High School (Texas) 10/11/98 R R 6-0 180
27 (825) Darius Vines RHP Oxnard College (Calif.) 4/30/98 R R 6-1 180
28 (855) Kier Meredith CF Robert B Glenn High School (N.C.) 9/12/99 L L 5-9 165
29 (885) Jake Steffens RHP Santa Clara University (Calif.) 6/24/94 R R 6-4 215
30 (915) Cam Balego INF Mercyhurst College (Pa.) 6/12/95 R R 5-11 205
31 (945) Ramsey Romano INF California State University, Long Beach 5/10/95 R R 6-2 205
32 (975) Hunter Ruth RHP Buchholz High School (Fla.) 5/25/99 R R 6-2 185
33 (1005) Joe Donovan C Westmont High School (Ill.) 1/20/99 R R 5-11 177
34 (1035) Andrew Karp RHP Florida State University 9/30/95 R R 6-1 204
35 (1065) Ben Ramirez SS Eastlake High School (Calif.) 12/2/98 L R 6-3 180
36 (1095) Tanner Allen CF UMS Wright Prep School (Ala.) 6/5/98 L R 5-11 180
37 (1125) Alex Cornwell LHP Maranatha High School (Calif.) 5/9/99 L L 6-1 175
38 (1155) Russell Smith LHP Midlothian High School (Texas) 9/10/98 L L 6-9 230
39 (1185) Cooper Coldiron INF University of Houston 9/9/94 R R 6-1 190
40 (1215) Jeffrey Passantino RHP Lipscomb University (Tenn.) 9/25/95 R R 5-9 225

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