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    Cubs sign first rd pick

    According to an MLB.com press release, the Cubs have agreed to terms with frist round pick Brett Jackson. The 20-year-old outfielder bats left-handed and received praise from Baseball America on his athleticism. The Cubs selected him with their first pick in the draft, 31st overall.



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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Can he start now for his bat?


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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    And the point is...not saying this isn't news but you won't remember this guy 5 years from now when he makes it to the majors.


    Did this really require an all new thread?



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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsp View Post
    And the point is...not saying this isn't news but you won't remember this guy 5 years from now when he makes it to the majors.


    Did this really require an all new thread?
    What part of the title did you not understand? you clicked on it, then you needed to say how this thread isn't needed. IMO, your post is what wasn't needed.


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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsp View Post
    And the point is...not saying this isn't news but you won't remember this guy 5 years from now when he makes it to the majors.


    Did this really require an all new thread?

    I like it! What MLB team do you scout for by the way



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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsp View Post
    And the point is...not saying this isn't news but you won't remember this guy 5 years from now when he makes it to the majors.


    Did this really require an all new thread?
    These days it really is big news when a club can actually sign their 1st round pick...



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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Of the 21 players who have come to terms, 11 are top-20 selections and 18 are top-30 picks. Here is a look at Cubs selections from the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft that have signed:

    1st round: Brett Jackson (OF, California)
    5th round: Wes Darvill (SS, Brookswood SS, Canada)
    7th round: Blair Springfield (SS, MacArthur High School, Ill.)
    8th round: Robert Whitenack (RHP, SUNY-Old Westbury, N.Y.)
    9th round: Richard Jones (C, The Citadel)
    10th round: Charles Thomas (3B, Edward Waters College, Fla.)
    11th round: John Mincone (LHP, Suffolk CC, N.Y.)
    12th round: Burundi Davis (OF, Howard College, Texas)
    14th round: Danny Keefe (RHP, University of Tampa)
    15th round: Bryan Shields (OF, Auburn-Montgomery)
    18th round: Matt Williams (C, Duke)
    21st round: Greg Rohan (1B, Kent State)
    22nd round: Derrick Fitzgerald (2B, Dyersburg State CC, Tenn.)
    25th round: Justin Bour (1B, George Mason)
    26th round: Steven Grife (RHP, Mercyhurst College, Pa.)
    27th round: Corey Martin (RHP, Western Carolina)
    28th round: Jordan Petraitis (3B, Miami-Ohio)
    29th round: Tim Glubb (RHP, Missouri State)
    38th round: Robert Wagner (3B, Panola Junior College, Texas)



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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Quick note: Today in Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein wrote ($) "Midwest League scouts are wondering how [Brett] Jackson dropped to the 31st overall pick. . . Jackson's power/speed combination is moving him up prospect lists while others wait to get their pro career even started."



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    Re: Cubs sign first rd pick

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Quick note: Today in Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein wrote ($) "Midwest League scouts are wondering how [Brett] Jackson dropped to the 31st overall pick. . . Jackson's power/speed combination is moving him up prospect lists while others wait to get their pro career even started."

    I've heard he was more of a "tools" guy rather than a "production" guy. A certain former front office guy that blogs for ESPN didn't seem to care much for him because he strikes out a ton and his OBP isn't that great.

    Let's see, the Cubs have an outfielder in their system who has excellent tools but also a lack of an understanding for the strike zone. Where have I heard that before...



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