A look at Cubs news from the Wrigley Field down though the minors

Former Cubs picks recognized, outfielder Zach Davis and Caribbean World Series recap.

2017 Draft News

The college baseball season has begun at the junior college ranks and Division I is ready to start their season that ends in Omaha. Several former Cubs draft picks are gaining attention as the college conference previews and pre-season lists come out. C Riley Adams, San Diego (2014-37th round), is considered one of the top college catching prospects and considered the top prospect in the West Coast Conference. C Michael Cantu, Texas (2014-30th round) was named the best catching arm by Baseball America in the Big 12 while pitchers Trey Cobb, Oklahoma State (2016-12th round) and Montana Parsons, Baylor (2016-30th round) are ranked in the Top 20 prospects in the Big 12. RHP Austin Jones, Wisconsin-Whitewater (2016-26th round) is the top pitching prospect in Division III.

2016  Draft Class Update—Zach Davis, OF

A reserve outfielder at Texas Tech for four seasons, Davis appeared in 45 games his senior year, seven as a starter, hitting .250/.444/.300. In his first three years for the Red Raiders, Davis played in 120 games, 49 as a starter, and hit .280 with a .373 on-base percentage and 17 stolen bases. Davis had a decent summer before his senior year in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League. After signing in mid-July, Davis spent his first pro season in the Arizona Rookie League, appearing in six games (3-for-16, 2 RBI). Davis will need to work his way out of Arizona during extended spring training and earn a spot on the Eugene roster.

Caribbean World Series

Mexico improved to 2-0 with a 7-2 won over the Dominican Republic (0-2). Chris Roberson had four hits and scored twice while C.J. Retherford went 2-for-5 with three RBI, including a two-run homer in the seventh. Venezuela won their first game beating Puerto Rico (0-2) 4-3. C Jesus Flores hit a two-run homer and scored twice in the win. Former Cub Ronny Cedeno was 2-for-4 for Venezuela. Cubs farmhand Miguel Mejia walked one and fanned one in a  scoreless inning of relief for Puerto Rico.

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