The MLB Draft gets going again in about five minutes, round 2 through round 15 will be completed today, we will update this post with the Cubs picks, follow along and use the comments section to comment or follow on twitter!
Cubs 2nd Round Pick (67th Overall) –
Underwood is everything you’d want from a high school pitcher: athletic with arm strength, a chance to have three at least Major League-average pitches and outstanding mound presence.The Georgia product will sit in the low 90s with his fastball typically, but he can reach back for 95-96 mph occasionally. His secondary offerings aren’t as good as the fastball, but both his curve and changeup have a chance. When he throws them right, his curve can have a very good 12-to-6 late break and his changeup can be very deceptive.He doesn’t throw either consistently right now and he does have some issues with command at times. His poise, knowledge of the game and athleticsm say he’ll continue to evolve as a pitcher, meaning he could start moving up charts this spring. —Round 3 through Round 15 after the jump.
Cubs 3rd Round Pick (101st Overall) –
Cubs 4th Round Pick (134th Overall) –
Coastal Carolina, SC
6’1″, Weight: 175lbs
Bats: R, Throws: R
Full Scouting Report
In the smaller Big South Conference, Coastal Carolina has built a pretty good program that saw four players get drafted and sign in 2011. This year, it could have been Conway’s turn before an elbow injury ended his season and required Tommy John surgery. Once a two-way player, Conway gave up hitting completely to focus on the mound in 2012 and it was paying off. Coastal Carolina’s Friday starter, he’s a bit of an undersized right-hander, but one with a pretty good three-pitch mix. A good athlete on the mound, he throws a fastball, slider and changeup, all of which have the chance to be solid average offerings. Without truly overpowering stuff, he’ll have to continue to improve his command and keep hitters off-balance. Pre-injury, he had the chance to join teammate (and 2011 second-round pick) Anthony Meo as a fairly early Draft pick. Now a team will have to be willing to draft him and let him rehab under its watchful eye.
Cubs 5th Round Pick (164th Overall) –
Cubs 6th Round Pick (194th Overall) –
Cubs 7th Round Pick (224th Overall) –
Cubs 8th Round Pick (254th Overall) –
Cubs 9th Round Pick (284th Overall) –
Cubs 10th Round Pick (314th Overall) – Chad Martin, RHP, Indiana University Senior
Cubs 11th Round Pick (344th Overall) – RaShad Crawford, CF, Mundy’s Mill HS
Cubs 12th Round Pick (374th Overall) – Justin Amlung, RHP, University of Louisville, Senior
Cubs 13th Round Pick (404th Overall) – Bijan Rademacher, OF, Orange Coast College, CA, J2
Cubs 14th Round Pick (434th Overall) Corbin Hoffner, RHP, St. Petersburg College, FL, J1
Cubs 15th Round Pick (464th Overall) Carlos Escobar, C, University of Nevada, Reno, Junior