6/20 Draft update

The Cubs have reportedly reached agreements with nine of their first 10 picks in the First-Year Player Draft, including BYU outfielder Jacob Hannemann. The one player still unsigned among the top 10 is third baseman Kris Bryant, the second pick overall out of the University of San Diego. Negotiations will likely go up to the July 12 deadline between the Cubs and Bryant’s agent, Scott Boras. The slot value for the No. 2 overall pick is $6.7 million.

The Cubs reportedly have deals with pitcher Rob Zastryzny of Missouri (2nd round); Hannemann (third); pitcher Tyler Skulina of Kent State (fourth); pitcher Trey Masek of Texas Tech (fifth); pitcher Scott Frazier of Pepperdine (sixth); pitcher David Garner of Michigan State (seventh); pitcher Sam wilson of Lamar Community College (eighth); and pitcher Zachary Godley of Tennessee (10th). The team has only confirmed Zastryzny, Masek and Godley among the top 10.

Charcer Burks, a high school outfielder from Texas who was the team’s ninth-round pick, also has reportedly reached an agreement.

Hannemann agreed to a $1 million bonus, which is $250,000 over the recommended slot, according to Baseball America’s Jim Callis.

On Wednesday, Garner’s signing was announced by two other Cubs picks who have already agreed to terms. Masek tweeted: “Congrats to my roommate @DG_token16 on signing today! #Cubs.” Zastryzny also tweeted: “Got another #Cubs player sign today! Congrats @DG_token16 on making it official.”

– Carrie Muskat

11 Comments

Confused as to why anyone would draft a Boras client

its called talent….something the cubs lack

Sure would be nice if they could get Bryant before July 12, give him more time to show what all he can do.

We might as well give Kris Bryant a try…can’t hurt especially when we have literally nothing to play for this season.

Ummmm, no.

exactly my thought….. this kid is 2 years away why rush him? So we can have something to watch this year? Not gonna happen

It’s going to be a long second half OC, watching the inadequate players already at Wrigley, to bring up Bryant this season would be premature for a lot of reasons especially when it comes to ML service time. He should be ready for the bigs about the same time the Soler’s, Baez’s etc come up, this way the ML service time will be pretty equal and we’ll have the new core group for quite a while. Besides, maybe they’ll bring up youngsters that no longer figure in the long term scheme such as Vitters and Jackson. This would give them a decent run at making a last effort statement or cut them loose and give us fans something else to watch even if it is just a different kind of amusement…..

now wait a minute… yesterday in the 6/19 about last night post you said the cubs had “TALENTED” players… your exact word was even capitalized TALENTED…. now today somehow they are “inadequate players” sooooooooooooo which is it??? TALENTED or inadequate????

ya i thought you would cowardly not respond to this….

First he needs to be signed.

That last message was for OCCubsFan.

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