Cubs sign third- and seventh-round draft picks
The Cubs finalized deals with two of their selections from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft Thursday morning, signing outfielder Jacob Hannemann and right-hander David Garner.
Hannemann, the team’s third-round pick out of Brigham Young University, was the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year this season. The 22-year-old, who spent two years on a Mormon mission before returning to school, hit .344/.415/.553 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with five homers, 16 doubles, seven triples and 29 RBI. He also stole 14 bases in 15 attempts.
Garner, a seventh-round pick from Michigan State University, struck out 70 batters in 83.1 innings in his junior season. The 20-year-old went 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA. He spent last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he posted a 3.12 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 43.1 innings and made the All-Star team.
The Cubs have now signed 11 of the 40 players they drafted.