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Chicago Cubs First Round Draft Picks

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The Chicago Cubs first round draft picks include 68 players, with 33 being pitchers and 28 of those being drafted out of high school. The Cubs have selected 18 outfielders, 10 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 26 right-handers and seven left-handers.

The Cubs have drafted 39 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Ryan Jensen in 2019. Chicago has selected first overall one time, with the team picking Shawon Dunston in 1982.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Rick James RHP Coffee HS (AL) 6 $40,000
1966 Dean Burk RHP Highland HS (IL) 5
1967 Terry Hughes SS Dorman HS (SC) 2
1968 Ralph Rickey OF University of Oklahoma 15
1969 Roger Metzger SS St. Edward's University 16
1970 Gene Hiser OF University of Maryland 19
1971 Jeff Wehmeier RHP Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (IN) 16
1972 Brian Vernoy LHP La Quinta HS (CA) 15
1973 Jerry Tabb 1B University of Tulsa 16
1974 Scot Thompson OF Knoch HS (PA) 7
1975 Brian Rosinski OF Evanston Township HS (IL) 4 $46,000
1976 Herman Segelke RHP El Camino HS (CA) 7
1977 Randy Martz RHP University of South Carolina 12
1978 Bill Hayes C Indiana State University 13
1979 Jon Perlman RHP Baylor University 12
1980 Don Schulze RHP Lake Park HS (IL) 11
1981 Joe Carter OF Wichita State University 2
1981 Vance Lovelace LHP Hillsborough HS (FL) 16
1982 Shawon Dunston SS Thomas Jefferson HS (NY) 1 $135,000
1982 Tony Woods SS Whittier College 17
1982 Stan Boderick OF Thomas Richard Robinson HS (FL) 27
1983 Jackie Davidson RHP Everman Joe C. Bean HS (TX) 6
1984 Drew Hall LHP Morehead State University 3
1985 Rafael Palmeiro OF Mississippi State University 22 $100,000
1985 Dave Masters RHP University of California 24 $88,500
1986 Derrick May OF Newark HS (DE) 9
1987 Mike Harkey RHP California State University, Fullerton 4
1988 Ty Griffin 2B Georgia Tech 9
1989 Earl Cunningham OF Lancaster HS (SC) 11 $185,000
1990 Lance Dickson LHP University of Arizona 23 $180,000
1991 Doug Glanville OF University of Pennsylvania 12 $325,000
1992 Derek Wallace RHP Pepperdine University 11 $550,000
1993 Brooks Kieschnick OF University of Texas 10 $650,000
1993 Jon Ratliff RHP LeMoyne College 24 $355,000
1993 Kevin Orie SS Indiana University 29
1994 Jay Peterson RHP East HS (CO) 15 $712,500
1995 Kerry Wood RHP Grand Prairie HS (TX) 4 $1,265,000
1996 Todd Noel RHP North Vermillion HS (LA) 17 $900,000
1997 Jon Garland RHP John F. Kennedy HS (CA) 10 $1,325,000
1998 Corey Patterson OF Harrison HS (GA) 3 $3,700,000
1999 Ben Christensen OF Wichita State University 26 $1,062,500
2000 Lou Montanez SS Miami Coral Park HS (FL) 3 $2,750,000
2001 Mark Prior RHP USC 2 $4,000,000
2002 Bobby Brownlie RHP Rutgers University 21 $2,500,000
2002 Luke Hagerty LHP Ball State University 32 $1,150,000
2002 Chadd Blasko RHP Purdue University 36 $1,050,000
2002 Matt Clanton RHP Orange Coast College 38 $875,000
2003 Ryan Harvey OF Dunedin HS (FL) 6 $2,400,000
2005 Mark Pawelek LHP Springville HS (UT) 20 $1,750,000
2006 Tyler Colvin OF Clemson University 13 $1,475,000
2007 Josh Vitters 3B Cypress HS (CA) 3 $3,200,000
2007 Josh Donaldson C Auburn University 48 $652,500
2008 Andrew Cashner RHP TCU 19 $1,540,000
2008 Ryan Flaherty SS Vanderbilt University 41 $906,000
2009 Brett Jackson OF University of California 31 $972,000
2010 Hayden Simpson RHP Southern Arkansas University 16 $1,060,000
2011 Javier Baez SS Arlington Country Day School (FL) 9 $2,650,000
2012 Albert Almora OF Mater Academy Charter School (FL) 6 $3,900,000
2012 Pierce Johnson RHP Missouri State University 43 $1,196,000
2012 Paul Blackburn RHP Heritage HS (CA) 56 $911,700
2013 Kris Bryant 3B University of San Diego 2 $6,708,400
2014 Kyle Schwarber C Indiana University 4 $3,125,000
2015 Ian Happ OF University of Cincinnati 9 $3,000,000
2017 Brendon Little LHP State JC of Florida 27 $2,200,000
2017 Alex Lange RHP LSU 30 $1,925,000
2018 Nico Hoerner SS Stanford University 24
2019 Ryan Jensen RHP Fresno State 24
2020 Ed Howard SS Mount Carmel HS (IL) 16

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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