May 26, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; A fly ball falls between Virginia Tech Hokies outfielders Mark Zagunis (2) and Kyle Wernicki (4) against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the ACC baseball tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs Draft Notes: Third Round Pick Mark Zagunis Signs

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with their third round selection, Virginia Tech catcher Mark Zagunis.

According to a tweet from Jim Callis, the Cubs and Zagunis have agreed to a contract.

Zagunis was the second catcher that the Cubs’ drafted within the first three rounds of the 2014 MLB draft. Though unlike first round selection Kyle Schwarber, Zagunis is believed to have a future in Major League Baseball as a catcher, assuming that he can improve upon his defense.

Behind Welington Castillo, the Chicago Cubs are extremely thin at the catching position. There still is some doubt to the idea that Castillo is the long-term solution for the Cubs at the catcher’s position. That distinction could very well be placed on Zagunis considering there is a strong chance that Schwarber will change positions before reaching the Major League level.

Notice that Zagunis’ signing was under-slot. Towards the tail-end of the draft, the Cubs have selected a plethora of players in which signability could be a concern. The Cubs’ likely will put the money saved from Zagunis’ contract towards some of their Day 3 selections.

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