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The Cubs made it official Thursday that they have signed third-round pick Jacob Hannemann, an outfielder from Brigham Young University, and seventh-round selection, right-handed pitcher David Garner from Michigan State. The Cubs now have signed 11 players from this year’s Draft, including three top-five picks and five top-10 selections.
The Cubs have reportedly reached agreement with nine of the top 10 players, with the only exception first-round pick Kris Bryant. The other contracts are pending approval.
Hannemann, 22, spent two years on a Mormon mission, then returned to baseball at BYU and was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. He batted .344 with 16 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, 29 RBIs, a .415 on-base percentage and a .553 slugging mark in 51 games for BYU, going 14-for-15 in stolen base attempts. Hannemann batted .385 with a .453 on-base percentage and a 1.084 OPS in his final 42 contests beginning February 27.
Garner, 20, struck out a team-high 70 batters in 83 1/3 innings for the Spartans in 2013, his junior season. He made 14 starts, going 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA, while walking 27. His 70 strikeouts ranked fourth in the Big Ten. Last summer, he was named a 2012 Cape Cod League All-Star, posting a 3.12 ERA with 41 strikeouts for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. His 192 career strikeouts rank sixth in Michigan State history.
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