Cubs sign second-round pick Zastryzny
The Cubs have come to terms with left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny, the club’s second-round pick in the 2013 draft. The 41st overall selection reportedly signed a $1.1 million deal after going 2-9 with a 3.38 ERA in his junior season at the University of Missouri. This season, the 21-year-old southpaw fanned 82 batters over 90.2 innings and held opponents to a .266 batting average.
An Edmonton, Alberta native, Zastryzny had 228 career strikeouts as a Tiger, eighth-most in the school’s history.
He is the eighth player to sign with the Cubs from the 2013 draft class. The other prospects include right-handed pitcher Zachary Godley (10th round), catcher Cael Brockmeyer (16th round), shortstop Giuseppe Papaccio (18th round), second baseman Zak Blair (20th round), left fielder Kevin Brown (22nd round), left-handed pitcher Tyler Ihrig (23rd round) and right-handed pitcher Zak Hermans (30th round).