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Chicago Cubs First Round Draft Picks

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The Chicago Cubs first round draft picks include 65 players, with 32 being pitchers and 27 of those being drafted out of high school. The Cubs have selected 18 outfielders, eight shortstops, three catchers, two third basemen, one first baseman and one second baseman in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Cubs have selected 25 right-handers and seven left-handers.

The Cubs have drafted 38 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Alex Lange in 2017. Chicago has selected first overall one time, with the team picking Shawon Dunston in 1982.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Rick JamesRHPCoffee HS (AL)6$40,000
1966Dean BurkRHPHighland HS (IL)5
1967Terry HughesSSDorman HS (SC)2
1968Ralph RickeyOFUniversity of Oklahoma15
1969Roger MetzgerSSSt. Edward's University16
1970Gene HiserOFUniversity of Maryland19
1971Jeff WehmeierRHPBrebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (IN)16
1972Brian VernoyLHPLa Quinta HS (CA)15
1973Jerry Tabb1BUniversity of Tulsa16
1974Scot ThompsonOFKnoch HS (PA)7
1975Brian RosinskiOFEvanston Township HS (IL)4$46,000
1976Herman SegelkeRHPEl Camino HS (CA)7
1977Randy MartzRHPUniversity of South Carolina12
1978Bill HayesCIndiana State University13
1979Jon PerlmanRHPBaylor University12
1980Don SchulzeRHPLake Park HS (IL)11
1981Joe CarterOFWichita State University2
1981Vance LovelaceLHPHillsborough HS (FL)16
1982Shawon DunstonSSThomas Jefferson HS (NY)1$135,000
1982Tony WoodsSSWhittier College17
1982Stan BoderickOFThomas Richard Robinson HS (FL)27
1983Jackie DavidsonRHPEverman Joe C. Bean HS (TX)6
1984Drew HallLHPMorehead State University3
1985Rafael PalmeiroOFMississippi State University22$100,000
1985Dave MastersRHPUniversity of California24$88,500
1986Derrick MayOFNewark HS (DE)9
1987Mike HarkeyRHPCalifornia State University, Fullerton4
1988Ty Griffin2BGeorgia Tech9
1989Earl CunninghamOFLancaster HS (SC)11$185,000
1990Lance DicksonLHPUniversity of Arizona23$180,000
1991Doug GlanvilleOFUniversity of Pennsylvania12$325,000
1992Derek WallaceRHPPepperdine University11$550,000
1993Brooks KieschnickOFUniversity of Texas10$650,000
1993Jon RatliffRHPLeMoyne College24$355,000
1993Kevin OrieSSIndiana University29
1994Jay PetersonRHPEast HS (CO)15$712,500
1995Kerry WoodRHPGrand Prairie HS (TX)4$1,265,000
1996Todd NoelRHPNorth Vermillion HS (LA)17$900,000
1997Jon GarlandRHPJohn F. Kennedy HS (CA)10$1,325,000
1998Corey PattersonOFHarrison HS (GA)3$3,700,000
1999Ben ChristensenOFWichita State University26$1,062,500
2000Lou MontanezSSMiami Coral Park HS (FL)3$2,750,000
2001Mark PriorRHPUSC2$4,000,000
2002Bobby BrownlieRHPRutgers University21$2,500,000
2002Luke HagertyLHPBall State University32$1,150,000
2002Chadd BlaskoRHPPurdue University36$1,050,000
2002Matt ClantonRHPOrange Coast College38$875,000
2003Ryan HarveyOFDunedin HS (FL)6$2,400,000
2005Mark PawelekLHPSpringville HS (UT)20$1,750,000
2006Tyler ColvinOFClemson University13$1,475,000
2007Josh Vitters3BCypress HS (CA)3$3,200,000
2007Josh DonaldsonCAuburn University48$652,500
2008Andrew CashnerRHPTCU19$1,540,000
2008Ryan FlahertySSVanderbilt University41$906,000
2009Brett JacksonOFUniversity of California31$972,000
2010Hayden SimpsonRHPSouthern Arkansas University16$1,060,000
2011Javier BaezSSArlington Country Day School (FL)9$2,650,000
2012Albert AlmoraOFMater Academy Charter School (FL)6$3,900,000
2012Pierce JohnsonRHPMissouri State University43$1,196,000
2012Paul BlackburnRHPHeritage HS (CA)56$911,700
2013Kris Bryant3BUniversity of San Diego2$6,708,400
2014Kyle SchwarberCIndiana University4$3,125,000
2015Ian HappOFUniversity of Cincinnati9$3,000,000
2017Brendon LittleLHPState JC of Florida27$2,200,000
2017Alex LangeRHPLSU30$1,925,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Cubs

Kyle Schwarber (2016), Javier Baez (2016), Kris Bryant (2016), Albert Almora (2016)

NL MVP Award Winners with Cubs

None

NL Cy Young Award Winners with Cubs

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Cubs

Kerry Wood (1998), Kris Bryant (2015)

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