Cubs Have Signed 26 From 2008 Draft

CHICAGO- The Chicago Cubs today announced the organization has signed 26 players from the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, including the club's second selection, infielder Ryan Flaherty from Vanderbilt University.

To date, the Cubs have signed 17 of their top-21 picks, 20 of their first 26 and 26 of their first 37 selections.

Flaherty, 21, played second base for Team USA last summer and set a Vanderbilt single-season record with a 35-game hitting streak in 2007. In 2008, the left-handed batter led the school with 14 home runs, 63 RBI and 39 walks while amassing a .324 batting average (83-for-256) with 10 stolen bases.

Here's a look at Chicago's selections from the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, with players who have signed in bold:

Round Name Position College/High School
1stAndrew CashnerRHPTCU
1st (Supp.)Ryan FlahertySSVanderbilt
2ndAaron ShaferRHPWichita State
3rdChris CarpenterRHPKent State
4thMatt CerdaSSOceanside HS (Calif.)
5thJustin BristowRHPEast Carolina
6thJosh HarrisonINFCincinnati
7thLuis FloresCOklahoma State
8thJames LevertonLHPTexas Tech
9thJay JacksonRHPFurman
10thAlex WilsonRHPTexas A&M
11thToby MatchulatRHPWabash Valley
12thJake OpitzSSNebraska
13thTony CampanaOFCincinnati
14thDan McDanielRHPChabot College
15thCasey ColemanRHPFlorida Gulf Coast
16thRyan Keedy1BUAB
17thJonathan NagelRHPIndependence CC
18thJeff BeliveauLHPFlorida Atlantic
19thDavid MaciasUTVanderbilt
20thJericho JonesOFLouisiana Tech
21thVince WatkinsSSGoddard HS
22ndTarlandas MitchellRHPAlto HS
23rdRyan SontagOFArizona State
24thDavid CalesRHPSt. Xavier
25thRebel Ridling1BOklahoma State
26thJosh WhitlockRHPWest Virginia
27thSonny GrayRHPSmyrna HS
28thTeWayne WillisOFLincoln Memorial
29thSean Buckley3BKing HS
30thMatt WhiteRHPParis JC
31stKyle Wilson3BHill JC
32ndKurt CalvertOFMissouri
33rdSean Horrelbeke1BCentral Michigan
34thJames O'DonnellRHPHigh Point
35thRoss VageddesRHPWright State
36thMichael BrenlyCUNLV
37thErik HamrenRHPSaddleback CC
38thSean McNaughtonOFBYU
39thJordan BrownRHPLSU
40thJared McDonaldSSPima CC
41stJordan PetraitisSSMiami (Ohio)
42ndDerek RileyRHPChandler Gilbert
43rdJesse GinleyRHPDunnellon HS
44thDavid DossCSouth Alabama
45thAshton FlorkoLHPBritish Columbia
46thAnthony ZychRHPSt. Rita HS
47thChad CregarOFWestern Kentucky
48thDylan MoseleyRHPLouisiana Tech
49thHunter ScantlingRHPEpiscopal HS
50thPeter LevittRHPPitt CC

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