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10/10 AFL update

Cubs prospect Jacob Hannemann, a third-round pick in the 2013 Draft, hit a double and drew a walk in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 7-3 loss to Salt River Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. Other Cubs prospects Addison Russell and Dan Vogelbach were a combined 0-for-6 (Vogelbach did draw three walks). On Friday, the Solar Sox play host to the Surprise Saguaros at Cubs Park in Mesa. First pitch was scheduled for 6:35 p.m. MT, and Cubs prospect C.J. Edwards was scheduled to start. Edwards is ranked fifth on the MLB.com list of top 20 Cubs prospects.

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7/23 Bryant headed to Boise

Kris Bryant is headed to Class A Boise. The Cubs’ first-round Draft pick, who recorded his first professional hit, a double, and drove in two runs on Monday, will join the Hawks on Tuesday. Bryant had played two games for the Cubs’ Rookie League team, and provided all the offense in a 2-1 win over the Royals on Monday. The third baseman will be joined by third-round pick Jacob Hannemann. Bryant, picked second overall, will be the highest Draft pick to ever play for the Hawks. Lou Montanez (2000) and Josh Vitters (2007), who were both taken third overall, did play for the team.

– Carrie Muskat

6/29 Minor matters

Friday’s games

Chris Rusin gave up one run on five hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 5-1 win over Omaha. Logan Watkins was 4-for-5 with one RBIs and Dave Sappelt was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

The first game of a doubleheader between Tennessee and Jackson was suspended in the second inning because of unplayable field conditions. Game 2 was postponed. On Saturday, Eric Jokisch was scheduled to start. Also, left-handed pitcher Jeff Antigua was promoted from Kane County to Tennessee, while Trey McNutt was placed on the disabled list.

Javier Baez, Wes Darvill and Zeke DeVoss each homered to lead Daytona to a 13-6 victory over Tampa. Baez was 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs. It was his 17th home run and he’s now batting .273. DeVoss had two hits and one RBIs and Darvill had two RBIs.

Dan Vogelbach had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 2-0, to Beloit. Michael Heesch took the loss, giving up one run over seven innings.

Jacob Hannemann, the Cubs’ third round pick in the June Draft, had two hits, including a triple in Boise’s 5-4, 10-inning win over Eugene. Shawon Dunston hit a double, walked twice, and stole a base.

Mesa had Friday off.

6/20 Draft update: Hannemann, Garner

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.

6/20 Draft update

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

6/8 Hannemann eager to play ball – UPDATED

In the third round of the First-Year Player Draft, the Cubs selected outfielder Jacob Hannemann, a 22-year-old freshman who went on his Mormon mission before attending Brigham Young on a football scholarship. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder was listed as the backup cornerback on the Cougars’ spring depth chart, but his tools on the diamond will lead him into the Cubs organization.

“It’s exactly what I wanted,” Hannemann told MLB.com’s Cash Kruth about being drafted. “The opportunity’s there so it’s a much better road. BYU was a great opportunity to play both sports I love but now I’m able to be professional. I’m a baseball guy now and I’m a Chicago Cub. I’m real, real excited for it.”

He struggled to open the season — batting only .111/.179/.139/ in his first 40 plate appearances — but finished .344/.415/.553 with five home runs and seven triples en route to garnering West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Hannemann also was 14-for-15 on the basepaths and is hopeful to be part of a young group of players that changes the Cubs’ fortunes.

“I’m just real stoked and blessed to be one of those players,” Hannemann said of being drafted by Epstein. “I’m going to work hard. Nothing’s done yet. I haven’t arrived. I don’t think I’ll ever arrive — that’s my mindset. I hope I progress through the Minors and sometime help the Cubs have a great season.”

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Saturday he didn’t know much about Hannemann other than the scouting reports.

“I know [the Cubs front office] is really happy about being able to get him [in the Draft] and he sounds like one of those football mentality guys who comes to kick your butt every day and has the whole package and can drive the ball, can catch it and run it down,” Sveum said. “The comparisons we’re made to [Jacoby] Ellsbury and [Grady] Sizemore. [Hannemann is] a guy who just came back from a mission and as his season went, he got better and better.”

– Carrie Muskat

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