The Chicago Cubs, the Major League affiliate of the Eugene Emeralds, selected a total of thirty players during the third and final day of the 2019 MLB Draft on Wednesday.
After power arms largely headlined the first two days of MLB Draft selections by Chicago, the Cubs began to turn their attention to the rest of the field over the team's final thirty selections, ableit while still selecting more noteworthy hurlers during the first half of the day.
In all, the final day of the 2019 MLB Draft saw fifteen pitchers, seven infielders, seven outfielders, and one cacher selected by the Chicago Cubs.
||Cottonwood Senior (HS)
||Leadership Christian Academy (HS)
||Lincoln Way East (HS)
||Vero Beach Senior (HS)
||Sst. Augustine Prep (HS)
||Florida SouthWestern State
||Torrey Pines (HS)
The Cubs notabley spent many of their final ten picks going high school heavy, rolling the dice on a number of players that already have collegiate committments, including Ryan Ritter (Austin Peay), Nolan Letzgus (Tennessee), Hunter Patteson (UCF), Jayson Hoopes (Virginia), Jaylon McLaughlin (Nevada), Mason Auer (Missouri State), and Mac Bingham (San Diego).
- - Mack Chambers attended Seminole State, as did current Emeralds manager Lance Rymel.
- - Hunter Bigge hit .313 with 7 HRs in 150 ABs and struck out 76 batters in 74.2 innings pitched last season.
- - Ryan Reynolds is son of 13-year MLB veteran Shane Reynolds.
- - Darius Hill's father, Eddie, played basketball at Washington State from 1991-94 under Kelvim Sampson who is currently the head basketball coach at Houston University (advanced to Sweet 16 this past season).
- - Manny Collier, currently a senior in high school, is also a standout football player (rushed for 1,200+ yards last season).
- - Grayson Byrd is son of 14-year MLB veteran Paul Byrd.
- - Bryce Windham is fourth Old Dominion player selected in last five years.
- - Jayson Hoopes and St. Augustine Prep play for New Jersey state championship on Thursday, June 6.
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