6/8 Deja vu for De Jesus

Here’s an interesting pick: In the sixth round, the Cubs selected Ivan De Jesus. No, not that Ivan De Jesus, who is the first base coach for the team now. This one is a right-handed hitting center fielder from Cupeyville High School in Puerto Rico. He has signed to play baseball at Alabama-Birmingham, so not sure if those plans will change. De Jesus was part of national sub-championship teams at both the 15-under and 16-under levels, batting .474 with 10 home runs as a high school sophomore and .390 with 12 home runs as a junior. His 15-under team qualified for the elite World Series in Kissimmee, Fla., where he hit .450.

In his junior year, he also played in the wood-bat Palomino League (19-under) where he hit .377. He bats and throws right-handed and can play both infield and outfield.

– Carrie Muskat

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