From the sound of his most recent tweet, the Chicago Cubs have finally signed second round pick, high school pitcher Duane Underwood: “Next week I will officially be a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs Organization.”
Underwood had been a Georgia commit, and had talked about going to school on occasion, so I reckon he wouldn’t have tweeted that unless it was solid. Now we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of signing bonus he received.
Underwood’s signing leaves first rounder Albert Almora as the Cubs’ only unsigned player in their top 20 picks. The signing deadline is July 13.
Underwood was one of the youngest pitchers in the Draft (he doesn’t turn 18 until July 24), and he’s a very raw, very high upside type pitcher. It’s good to have him in the fold.