Chicago Cubs Sign 14 Draft Picks, Including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Rounders, But Not Yet Alex Lange

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Chicago Cubs Sign 14 Draft Picks, Including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Rounders, But Not Yet Alex Lange

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Although yesterday’s loss was quite a bummer, we did get the good news that the Cubs’ first first-round pick, Brendon Little, had agreed to terms on a contact! Hooray!

According to Jim Callis, Little signed with the Cubs for a slightly-under-slot, but still quite healthy, $2.2 million signing bonus. You can read much more about Little and his deal with the Cubs in last night’s post here.

The Cubs have still not signed their second first-round pick, Alex Lange (whom we got to know here), who is pitching in the College World Series, but they have made a ton of progress on many of their other picks.

In fact, the Chicago Cubs just announced a flurry of signings, and here’s the to-date list of the newest Cubs prospects:

  • Brendon Little, RHP (first round)
  • Cory Abbott, RHP (second round)
  • Keegan Thompson, RHP (third round)
  • Erich Uelmen, RHP (fourth round)
  • Ricky Tyler Thomas, LHP (seventh round)
  • Austin Filiere, INF (eighth round)
  • Chris Carrier, OF (ninth round)
  • Brian Glowicki, RHP (10th round)
  • Casey Ryan, RHP (18th round)
  • Brendan King, RHP (20th round)
  • Sean Barry, RHP (21st round)
  • Mitch Stophel, RHP (25th round)
  • Jake Steffens, RHP (29th round)
  • Cam Balego, INF (30th round)

That’s 14 draft picks signed so far (ten of whom are right-handed pitchers), with plenty more to go. We’ll update the Cubs’ bonus pool situation when we have a complete picture of the signing bonuses.

The biggest fish left, of course, will be the 30th overall pick, Lange. The slot value for his pick is $2,184,300, but now that the Cubs have gone under on Little, they’ll have some more room to maneuver if necessary. There shouldn’t be a problem getting him on board, it’s just a matter of timing.


Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami