Dec 12, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer talks with reporters after the Rule 5 Draft during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs Draft Notes: List Of Day 3 Selections


While the Chicago Cubs did not make any flashy selections on Day 3 like Johnny Manziel (yes, that Johnny Manziel) or the son of Mariano Rivera, the Cubs did conclude what should be considered a very strong draft after making a selection in rounds 11 through 40 on Saturday.

List of Cubs’ Day 3 draft selections (Rounds 11-40)

11. Jordan Brink, RHP, Fresno State

12. Tanner Griggs, RHP, Angelina College

13. Kevonte Mitchell, 3B, Kennett High School

14. Chesny Young, 2B, Mercer

15. Jeremy Null, RHP, Western Carolina

16. Jason Vosler, SS, Northeastern

17. Michael Knighton, RHP, Central Alabama CC

18. Austyn Willis, RHP, Barstow High School

19. Brad Markey, RHP, Virginia Tech

20. John Tomasovich, SS, Charleston Southern

21. Charles White, OF, Maryland

22. Joey Martarano, 3B, Boise State

23. Isiah Gilliam, OF, Parkview High School

24. Daniel Spingola, CF, Georgia Tech

25. Tyler Pearson, C, Texas State

26. Zach Hedges, RHP, Azusa Pacific University

27. Calvin Graves, CF, Franklin Pierce University

28. Jacob Niggemyer, RHP, Olentangy Liberty High School

29. Gianni Zayas, RHP, Seminole State

30. Michael Cantu, C, Foy H. Moody High School

31. Brad Deppermann, RHP, East Lake High School

32. Andrew Ely, 2B, Washington

33. Brad Bass, RHP, Cypress College

34. Steven Kane, RHP, Cypress College

35. Jordan Minch, LHP, Purdue

36. DJ Peters, OF, Glendora High School

37. Riley Adams, C, Canyon Crest Academy

38. Daniel Wasinger, C, Eastlake High School

39. David Petrino, C, Central Arizona College

40. Diamond Johnson, CF, Hillsborough High School

The interesting part to take away from the Cubs’ day 3 selections is that team selected a number of high school talents. Considering the Cubs selected several under-slot prospects during the first two days of the draft, the Cubs’ run on hard-to-sign prospects was expected on the third day.

It should also be noted that the Cubs took 5 catchers on Sunday after taking two catchers in the first three rounds of the draft. The Cubs’ organizational depth at the catcher’s position was suspect before the draft. After the draft, the Cubs have potentially added 7 catchers to the organization. Though, in some cases such as first round pick Kyle Schwarber, the catcher may be in line for a position change.

The fun part now for the Cubs is trying to sign their draft selections. A process the team started on Saturday with the signing of third round draft selection Mark Zagunis.

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