HOUSTON -- The Chicago Cubs signed 18 of their first 20 draft picks from the June 2011 amateur draft, including their top seven picks.
Their eighth-round pick, Taylor Dugas, who played centerfield at Alabama, was not signed.
First-round pick Javier Baez, an 18-year-old position player out of Florida, signed a contract just before the 11 p.m. deadline on Monday night. Baez’s deal was reportedly $2.6 million.
The Cubs also signed Shawon Dunston Jr. to a $1.1 million deal.