#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

5 Comments

David Thompson of Miami also has 19 Home Runs….Arkansas kid isn’t alone at top as stated.

Those numbers Dewees achieved in the Cape Cod League are impressive. The competition one sees there is at a very high level. Isn`t it the dream of most college baseball players to be given an opportunity to play in the Cape Cod League? And wooden bats are utilized there, just as in the majors, not the aluminum variety seen in the college game.

Good points! Second round picks don’t get the attention first round picks get, but you can still find some good talent in the 2nd round. Let’s hope the Cubs scouts picked a winner here!

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pretty blah pick in my opinion…. i get stocking up on the best talent available. Just not real giddy about this pick.

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