#Cubs pick Dewees in 2nd round
The Cubs added another top college hitter Monday night, picking outfielder Donnie Dewees with the 47th pick overall in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.
In the first round, the Cubs tabbed University of Cincinnati outfielder Ian Happ ninth overall.
A red shirt sophomore outfielder at the University of North Florida, Dewees’ 2014 season was shortened to 12 games because of a wrist injury. He made up for that this season as he helped the Ospreys to a 45-16 record and Atlantic Sun regular season championship.
Named the conference player of the year, Dewees finished the season as the Division I leader in hits (106), runs (88), total bases (188) and slugging percentage (.749). He also was tied for third in home runs with 18, one behind the nation’s leader, Arkansas’ Andrew Benintendi, and tied for second in batting average.
Dewees, 21, spent time last summer in the Cape Cod League, which also helped Happ. In 41 games there, Dewees batted .340 with 20 RBIs.
— Carrie Muskat