Cubs sign second-round pick Donnie Dewees
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The Cubs announced Thursday that they signed second-round pick Donnie Dewees, an outfielder out of the University of North Florida.
Dewees, the 47th overall pick of the draft, batted .422 with 88 runs, 12 doubles, eight triples, 18 home runs and 68 RBI in 60 games for North Florida this season. He also posted a .483 on-base percentage and .749 slugging percentage. He led the nation in hits (106), runs, slugging percentage and total bases (188).
The 21-year-old outfielder also owned the nation’s longest hitting streak of 31 games.
The Cubs have now signed 25 of their draft selections. In the past week they’ve also signed OF Darryl Wilson (fourth round), LHP Tyler Peitzmeier (ninth), INF Matt Rose (11th), LHP Kyle Twomey (13th), RHP Kyle Miller (19th), OF Alex Bautista (22nd), INF Sutton Whiting (24th), C Ian Rice (29th), C Tyler Payne (30th), OF Daniel Spingola (31st), RHP M.T. Minacci (33rd) and OF Donnie Cimino (37th)
The Cubs have not yet signed third-round pick Bryan Hudson, a left-hander out of Alton.