Name—Ryan Kellogg, LHP
Drafted: Round 5, pick 143
School: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Jr.)
Slot Limit: $376,700
Signing Bonus: $376,700
A three-time, first-team All-Pac 12 pitcher, 21-year-old Ryan Kellogg is turning pro. The Cubs and the left-hander agreed to term on June 18, and reports have the Arizona State product signing for the pick’s slot value, $376,700.
Only the second player in school history to lead the team in wins three straight season, the Canadian native was a victim of his own success, having a superb freshman season as he went 11-1 with a 3.15 ERA and tossed a no-hitter. He never matched those numbers the next two years but was still impressive, going 9-2 with a 3.60 ERA in 115 innings with a career-high 92 strikeouts this spring. His 28 wins ranks 10th in ASU history and was 19-3 in 28 career Pac-12 starts.
Drafted by the Blue Jays in the 12th round in 2012, Kellogg will likely start his career as a starter but will be limited on innings due to his heavy load in college this year. The Cubs like Kellogg’s “feel for pitching” as he throws strikes and commands three pitches, including a fastball that sits in the low 90s.