Seventh Round Pick Signs

The Cubs have signed another of their top picks from this year's amateur draft. Shortstop Steve Clevenger, a seventh-round selection from Chipola Junior College in Chipola, Fla., informed Inside The Ivy that he had signed with the organization Friday.

"Steve is a good left-handed hitter with gap-to-gap, line drive power," Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson said when describing the 20-year-old Clevenger. "I think he had 11 doubles and seven home runs for us this year. He ended up hitting around .390. He can really swing the bat."

Clevenger transferred to Chipola from the University of Texas following a brief stay in Austin. He hit .347 with Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005.

"Defensively, he has very good hands and average major league arm strength," Johnson added. "He's very smooth. I could perceive him moving to third base somewhere along the way."

An interview with Clevenger will follow shortly.


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