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.