First Look: Full list of 2017 Cubs draft picks


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Alex Lange could be a big-time starter in a few years
Alex Lange could be a big-time starter in a few years

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today completed the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club made 41 selections during the three-day event.

The Cubs selected a couple of Illinois natives on the third day of the Draft. In the 12th round, the Cubs selected Effingham, Illinois native Ben Hecht out of Wichita State University. Hecht attended St. Anthony High School in Effingham. In the 33rd round, the Cubs selected catcher Joe Donovan out of Westmont High School in nearby Westmont, Illinois.

After drafting just three college position players in the first 14 rounds of the Draft, the Cubs selected three college hitters in rounds 15-19. The Cubs selected 2B Jared Young (Old Dominion) in the 15th round, CF Brandon Hughes (Michigan State) in the 16th round and CF Chris Singleton (Charleston Southern) in the 19th round.

In the 21st round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Sean Barry from the University of San Diego, the same college as Cubs infielder Kris Bryant.

Overall, the Cubs selected 25 pitchers (21 right-handed and four left-handed), one catcher, six outfielders and nine infielders. Additionally, the Cubs selected 29 college players and 12 high school players.

Here is a look at Chicago’s 41 selections from the 2017 First-Year Player Draft:

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 6-3 295

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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