Ryan Jensen goes to the Cubs in Rd. 1, Pick 27

Ryan Jensen goes to the Cubs in Rd. 1, Pick 27

  • MLB Draft Tracker on Twitter

    “1 (27): @Cubs select Fresno State (CA) P Ryan Jensen. https://t.co/RDZgVisPHS #MLBDraft”

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    As a Cubs fan, I love this pick.

  • Discussion
  • retrofade said... (original post)

    MLB Draft Tracker on Twitter

    “1 (27): @Cubs select Fresno State (CA) P Ryan Jensen. https://t.co/RDZgVisPHS #MLBDraft”

    Read more

    As a Cubs fan, I love this pick.

    Don't be surprised if he winds up as a reliever. Teams are trending toward taller pitchers as starters due to durability and less arm stress but either way I think Jensen winds up in the bigs and has a nice career.

  • northvalleyfanatic said... (original post)

    Don't be surprised if he winds up as a reliever. Teams are trending toward taller pitchers as starters due to durability and less arm stress but either way I think Jensen winds up in the bigs and has a nice career.

    If he can come out and throw strikes for an inning, he'd be an upgrade over most of our bullpen right now.

  • I heard that this is the weakest pitching draft in decades so Jensen got a higher pick than he would have otherwise and got a healthy signing bonus. Good for him. I hope to see him in the majors.

  • FSBulldogfan1221 said... (original post)

    I heard that this is the weakest pitching draft in decades so Jensen got a higher pick than he would have otherwise and got a healthy signing bonus. Good for him. I hope to see him in the majors.

    What kind of signing bonus did he get?

  • Sparatore said... (original post)

    What kind of signing bonus did he get?

    I think it was around 2.4 million

  • northvalleyfanatic said... (original post)

    I think it was around 2.4 million

    The slot bonus for that pick was $2.57M, and the Cubs signed him to an underslot bonus of $2M. The Cubs have a history of doing that... taking guys ahead of where they were projected, and then giving them an underslot bonus (which is still more than they would have gotten otherwise) so they can use the savings to throw bonuses at guys that might not sign outside of the larger bonus deal. This way both Jensen and the organization win, as Jensen gets more than he would have gotten if he went later in the draft, and the Cubs can try and get another really good player later in the draft that falls because of signability concerns. They did it in 2014 when they took Kyle Schwarber as the fourth overall pick, and then the next year by picking Ian Happ ninth overall.

  • Carter Bins signs with Seattle.

    This post was edited by b1dodd 2 years ago

  • b1dodd said... (original post)

    Carter Bins signs with Seattle.

    https://twitter.com/jonathanmayo/status/1138253173343313931?s=21

    Might have been one of the steals of the draft. I considered him to be overall the best player on the team. It will be interesting to see how fast he rises up the ladder.