6/9 First-Year Player Draft wrap
The Cubs completed the 2010 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, picking 50 players. There were some interesting names — Ivan De Jesus (no relation to the Cubs’ first base coach) and Benito Santiago Jr., who is the son of the big league catcher.
The Cubs selected three Illinois college athletes on Wednesday:
* Northwestern University catcher Chad Noble in the 37th round
* Effingham-native Danny Winkler (right-handed pitcher) from Parkland College in Champaign in the 43rd round.
* Right-handed pitcher Jerad Eickhoff from Olney Central College in Olney in the 46th round.
The Cubs also picked two high school infielders: Eric Paulson from Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., in the 48th round and Eric Jagielo from Downers Grove High School in Downers Grove, Ill., in the 50th round.
In the three days, the Cubs drafted 31 pitchers (24 right-handers and seven left-handers), 11 infielders, four outfielders and four catchers. They chose 35 college players and 15 high school players.
– Carrie Muskat