#Cubs sign 3rd round pick Hatch

The Cubs have signed right-handed pitcher Thomas Hatch, the team’s third round pick (104th overall) of the 2016 Draft. According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, Hatch signed for $573,900. Overall, the Cubs have signed 21 selections to date in advance of the July 15 signing deadline.

Hatch, 21, completed his red shirt sophomore season at Oklahoma State by helping lead the Cowboys to the College World Series. He went 9-3 with a 2.14 ERA in 19 starts, including four shutouts.

Here are the Cubs’ selections from the 2016 Draft who have signed:

Third round: RHP Thomas Hatch, Oklahoma State University
Fourth round: RHP Tyson Miller, California Baptist University
Fifth round: RHP Bailey Clark, Duke
Sixth round: RHP Chad Hockin, Cal State Fullerton
Seventh round: C Michael Cruz, Bethune-Cookman
Eighth round: RHP Stephen Ridgings, Haverford College
Ninth round: RHP Duncan Robinson, Dartmouth
10th round: RHP Dakota Mekkes, Michigan State
13th round: LHP Wyatt Short, University of Mississippi
15th round: RHP Jed Carter, Auburn
16th round: RHP Holden Cammack, Oral Roberts
17th round: SS Zack Short, Sacred Heart University
18th round: LHP Marc Huberman, USC
19th round: RHP Matt Swarmer, Kutztown University
20th round: LHP Colton Freeman, Alambama
21st round: C Sam Tidaback, University of North Georgia
25th round: 2B Trent Gambrone, Delta State University
27th round: CF Connor Myers, Old Dominion
29th round: RHP Tyler Peyton, Iowa
32nd round: CF Zach Davis, Texas Tech
38th round: CF Tolly Filotei, Faulkner State


Carrie, Hatch won’t provide the help we need right now. We have to stop ignoring reality and face facts.
Our bullpen is not up to snuff, as shown in recent losses we’ve incurred after having leads going into the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. The front office needs to go after elite relief pitchers, on par with bullpens we’re going to face in the playoffs. It’s time to loosen the pursestrings and spend where we need it most– pitching, especially outstanding relievers that can help us go all the way. Without them, it’s not going to happen. The handwriting is on the wall– front office, wakeup and get to work!!

Aloha Joel- I am with you in regard to the here and now, addressing concerns so that they can be corrected/fixed. Now, remember, beside spending big money the FO/organization has a lot of young talent (Baez/Candelario/McKinney/Sczcur/Soler/Vogelbach) as well as other players (Coghlan/Grimm/Richard/Strop/Warren possibly Montero if they get a catcher in return) for trade that can net them elite relievers like Andrew Miller as well as very good starters such as Rich Hill & Sonny Gray. I did not bring up Teheran only because I think the Braves will want so much in return that possibly working something out with the A’s for Hill/Gray would allow the team to also net Miller. Hill immediately helps the rotation, Gray in the bp getting his “legs” back could be a great asset for middle/longer relief and of course you know Miller can be setup person or take over the closer spot and let Rondon setup. And let us not forget if Joe Nathan’s rehab goes well, he could be brought up as well. So there is a silver lining here. Hang in there now. Mahalo!

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