6/27 Cubs sign 4th round pick

The Cubs have signed right-handed pitcher Tyler Skulina from Kent State University, the fourth-round selection in the First-Year Player Draft. So far, the Cubs have signed 18 players from the June draft, including four top-five picks, eight top-10 selections and 15 top-20 picks. Skulina, 21, went 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 15 games for the Golden Flashes. He walked 34 and struck out 102, for an average of 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. He was named a 2013 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season Second Team All-American after going 11-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 18 starts in 2012. The righthander sat out the 2011 campaign after transferring to Kent State from Virginia. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 46th round of the 2010 draft, but did not sign.


They are a little behind last year, as far as signing their Draft Picks. After looking at the signings by date, I feel a little better about the Bryant deal getting done. Almora signed on July 11 last year.
By this date last year the Cubs had signed 22 players. They ended up not signing 14. They Drafted 42 last year with two comp picks compared to 40 this year.
So pretty much on the same time scale getting players signed and very happy Skulina was added to the Cubs Organization today.

Come on Carrie who is right? You say Cubs signed 8 of the top 10, BaseballAmerica says Cubs have signed 9 of the top 10, missing only Bryant. Now did the Cubs sign #8 Wilson and #9 Burks or not?

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