ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION IN DECEMBER 2014 RULE 5 DRAFT Gilberto Abreu, RHP Gioskar Amaya, INF John Andreoli, OF Delbis Arcila, OF Jose Arias, RHP Jeffrey Baez, OF Frank Batista, RHP Zach Cates, RHP Hunter Cervenka, LHP Pin-Chieh Chen, OF Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Willson Contreras, C Wes Darvill, INF Taylor Davis, C Zeke DeVoss, OF Alberto Diaz, LHP C. J. Edwards, RHP Kevin Encarnacion, OF P. J. Francescon, RHP Victor Garcia, LHP Dustin Geiger, INF Anthony Giansanti, OF Jae-Hoon Ha, OF Marco Hernandez, INF Michael Jensen, RHP Eric Jokisch, LHP Austin Kirk, LHP Matt Loosen, RHP Rafael Lopez, C Jeff Lorick, LHP Barret Loux, RHP Dillon Maples, RHP Andrew McKirahan, LHP Trey McNutt, RHP Alberto Mineo, C Yoanner Negrin, RHP Carlos Penalver, INF Felix Pena, RHP Ivan Pineyro, RHP Austin Reed, RHP Victor Salazar, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Rock Shoulders, 1B Rubi Silva, OF Brian Smith, LHP Elliot Soto, INF Antonio Valerio, C Yao-Lin Wang, RHP Ben Wells, RHP Tony Zych, RHP
2014 Draft Signings
Cubs have $8,352,200 in draft pool money (and if they don't mind paying a a 75% tax on $417,600, they can go up to $8,769,810).
Players in bold have allegedly signed. Anyone after the 10th round signed for over $100K counts against their draft money as well.
If the player has yet to sign or there's no media report on the bonus, the third column is the recommened slot money.
Currently the Cubs have paid $8,754,000 out and have $15,810 of their draft pool money left before having to worry about losing draft picks.
Logan Watkins had three hits and scored twice, leading the EXST Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the EXST Angels in a pre-planned ten-inning Extended Spring Training game at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning in hot & sunny Mesa, AZ.
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FWIW. ....I was at the KC game tonight and they lost 7-0 but here's some observations:
Hanneman is fast but is fooled badly by off-speed stuff...0-4 w/ 2 Ks.
Schwarber is a professional hitter....outstanding approach...has a plan each AB....can hit any type of pitch.....2-4 (2 singles) & K last AB on a 94mph moving 4-seam. Should be at Daytona or Tennessee.
Candelario 2-4 (2B, 1B) & can really hit mediocre pitchers. Hard to miss the bat speed and decent skills at 3B.......still he's only 20 and probably at the right level.
Shortly into his contract I remember him pitching a game where he was struggling. Okay, that's every game, so maybe that is not helpful. Anyway, it was still early in the game, and he looked into the dugout as if asking to be taken out. I've had a hard time warming up to him since. Contrast that to when Dennis Eckersley was a starting pitcher for the Cubs. I remember a game where he was struggling, too, and he just somehow reached down for something extra and got out of a jam as if his life depended on it, and it was not a critical game.