6/20 Draft update: Hannemann, Garner
The Cubs made it official Thursday that they have signed third-round pick Jacob Hannemann, an outfielder from Brigham Young University, and seventh-round selection, right-handed pitcher David Garner from Michigan State. The Cubs now have signed 11 players from this year’s Draft, including three top-five picks and five top-10 selections.
The Cubs have reportedly reached agreement with nine of the top 10 players, with the only exception first-round pick Kris Bryant. The other contracts are pending approval.
Hannemann, 22, spent two years on a Mormon mission, then returned to baseball at BYU and was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. He batted .344 with 16 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, 29 RBIs, a .415 on-base percentage and a .553 slugging mark in 51 games for BYU, going 14-for-15 in stolen base attempts. Hannemann batted .385 with a .453 on-base percentage and a 1.084 OPS in his final 42 contests beginning February 27.
Garner, 20, struck out a team-high 70 batters in 83 1/3 innings for the Spartans in 2013, his junior season. He made 14 starts, going 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA, while walking 27. His 70 strikeouts ranked fourth in the Big Ten. Last summer, he was named a 2012 Cape Cod League All-Star, posting a 3.12 ERA with 41 strikeouts for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. His 192 career strikeouts rank sixth in Michigan State history.