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Final signings are in: Cubs invest big in 2011 draft

Whether Javier Baez sticks at shortstop or moves to third base, he possesses one of the best hit tools in the 2011 draft class. (Photo courtesy of Aflac All-American)

After this season’s First-Year Player Draft, the future of the Cubs is the most promising it’s been in years.

The Cubs agreed to terms with 34 of their 50 selections by the Aug. 15 deadline, including each of their first seven picks: IF Javier Baez, IF Daniel Vogelbach, OF Zeke DeVoss, RHP Tony Zych, RHP Tayler Scott, C Neftali Rosario and IF Trevor Gretzky.

“This is one of the most talented draft classes I’ve ever seen signed by an organization,” said Tim Wilken, Cubs scouting director.

This investment marks a franchise-record for the Cubs, with their financial commitments totaling more this season than the past two years combined.

“This commitment to the draft is significant in a couple of ways, both in terms of financial investment, which was substantial, and the quality of players that are joining our organization,” said Wilken.

The official press release had more to say about some of the new Cubs: (more…)

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