The Chicago Cubs have reportedly signed three more college pitchers from their 2013 Draft, which featured a boatload of them early. According to Patrick Mooney, the Cubs have signed 6th round pick Scott Frazier, 7th round pick David Garner, and 8th round pick Sam Wilson. The latter two we’ve known about for a little while based on Twitter tea leaves, but it’s good to hear a formal report, as well as word on Frazier.
Adding those three into the signings we’ve already discussed, and the Cubs have now signed – officially or unofficially – each of their top 12 picks, save for the man at the top, Kris Bryant.
Frazier, a junior starter at Pepperdine, is a big, strong right-handed starter whom scouts really like, but whose numbers this past season weren’t overwhelming (4.06 ERA over 88.2 innings with 83 Ks and 40 BBs). That said, most services pegged him as a top 100 talent in the Draft, expected to go as high as the late second/early third round. Landing him in the sixth round is a great value for the Cubs, and we’ll have to see what it took to sign him.
Garner, a junior at Michigan State, is thought to be a future reliever, given his smaller frame. The righty has good stuff and a big fastball, so there’s no reason to sleep on him.
Wilson, a left-handed starter at Lamar Community College, throws in the low-90s with a steady, repeatable delivery, and was a positional player, too (indicating nice athleticism).