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Cubs All-Star Recap

Josh Vitters took part in Wednesday night’s Triple-A All-Star Game, wrapping up the Midsummer Classics for each level of the Cubs organization. Vine Line recapped how Cubs players and prospects performed in their respective All-Star Games.

Major League All-Star Game:

Starlin Castro: 0-for-1, flied out to center, two defensive innings played
Bryan LaHair: 0-for-1, ground out to shortstop, three defensive innings played

MLB Futures Game:

Jae-Hoon Ha: 2-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, R, started at CF

Triple-A All-Star Game:

Josh Vitters: 0-for-1, BB, K, four defensive innings played

Double-A Southern League All-Star Game:

Jim Adduci: 2-for-2, double, RBI, four defensive innings played
Frank Batista: 2/3 IP, 0 R
Justin Bour: 1-for-3, BB, started at DH
Kevin Rhoderick: 1 IP, BB, 0 R

Single-A Florida State League All-Star Game:

Arismendy Alcantara: 0-for-1, three defensive innings
Austin Kirk: 1 IP, 0 R, starting pitcher
Nelson Perez: 1-for-3, double, RBI, BB, started at left field
Greg Rohan: 0-for-4, started at DH

Single-A Midwest League All-Star Game:

Kyler Burke: 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER
Zeke DeVoss: 0-for-1, three defensive innings played
Paul Hoilman: 0-for-2, started at 1B

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…)

Farm Report: DeVoss steals the show

It was a debut for the record books—literally.

Second baseman Zeke DeVoss, the Cubs’ third-round pick in the June draft, swiped five bags in his short-season Class-A debut with the Boise Hawks on Monday, setting a franchise record. The 21-year-old went 0-for-1 with two walks and two hit-by-pitch while scoring four runs. Though the Hawks fell behind in the 9th, losing 8-7 to the Spokane Indians, DeVoss proved right off the bat that his knack for getting on-base combined with his above-average speed will benefit any team he plays with.

Here’s a little more on the Cubs’ First-Year Player Draft signings, straight from the upcoming August issue of Vine Line.

The latest building of the Cubs farm system is in full swing.

With the signing of third-round pick Zeke DeVoss, a switch-hitting outfielder out of the University of Miami, the Cubs had agreed to terms with 17 of their 50 picks from the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft through mid-July. DeVoss is noted for his speed, athleticism and ability to get on base, and he was assigned to Rookie-level Mesa. The team also agreed to a contract with sixth-round selection Neftali Rosario, an 18-year-old catcher from Puerto Rico.

The Cubs have until Aug.15 at midnight ET to come to terms with their 2011 draft choices, with several announcements expected to come after MLB approval.

Photo by HurricaneSports; from BoiseHawks.com.

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