Chicago Cubs Draft Tracker

Regular updates on draftees selected by the Chicago Cubs in the MLB First-Year Player Draft

2015 Chicago Cubs Draft Class & Signings

Important Dates
07/17 - Draftee signing deadline; 5:00 PM ET

2015 CHICAGO CUBS BONUS POOL SLOT VALUES

Round
Player
Value
Bonus
+/-
1
Ian Happ
$3,351,000
$3,000,000
$351,000
2
Donnie Dewees
$1,292,100
$1,700,000
$407,900
3
Bryan Hudson
$731,000
$1,100,000
$369,000
4
Darryl Wilson
$503,100
$1,300,000
$796,900
5
Ryan Kellogg
$376,700
$376,700
$0
6
David Berg*
$281,900
$50,000
$231,900
7
Craig Brooks*
$211,300
$5,000
$206,300
8
Preston Morrison*
$174,200
$30,000
$144,200
9
Tyler Peitzmeier*
$162,800
$5,000
$156,800
10
Vimael Machin*
$152,000
$2,000
$150,000
2015 Bonus Pool: $7,236,100
2015 Limit without Draft Pick Penalty: < $7,597,905
2015 Bonus Pool Spending: $7,568,700
2015 Remaining Overage without Draft Pick Penalty: < $29,205

2015 Bonus Pool +/-: $332,600
Draftees selected after rounds 1-10 who receive more than a $100,000 signing bonus will be added to the above chart.
 
 
 
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Updated: July 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM ET
Selection
Player
Position
School
State
Class
DOB
BA
Twitter
Bonus
Source
 01.0009
Ian Happ
OF
Cincinnati
OH
JR
08/12/94
24
  $3,000,000
Twitter (6/8)
Twitter (6/8)
Article (6/8)
Twitter (6/9)
Article (6/9)
BA (6/9)
Twitter (6/14)
Cubs (6/18)
02.0047  
Donnie Dewees
OF 
North Florida 
FL 
JR 
09/29/93  
66 
$1,700,000 
Twitter (6/8)
Twitter (6/8)
Article (6/8)
Twitter (6/9)
Article (6/9)
Profile (6/9)
Twitter (6/11)
Twitter (6/13)
Cubs (6/25)
03.0082
Bryan Hudson
LHP
Alton HS 
IL
HS
05/08/97
101
$1,100,000 
Article (6/9)
Article (6/9)
Twitter (6/10)
Twitter (6/10)
Article (6/11)
Article (6/13)
Article (6/19)
Article (6/22)
Article (6/24)
Twitter (7/1)
Article (7/2)
Cubs (7/2)
04.0113 
Darryl Wilson 
OF
Canton South HS 
OH 
HS
10/08/96 
178 
-
$1,300,000 
Article (6/9)
Article (6/17)
Cubs (6/25)
Article (6/26)
05.0143
Ryan Kellogg
LHP
Arizona State 
AZ 
JR 
02/04/94
131 
$376,700 
Twitter (6/9)
Article (6/9)
Article (6/15)
Twitter (6/18)
Cubs (6/18)
06.0173
 David Berg
RHP 
UCLA 
CA 
SR 
03/28/93
450 
$50,000 
Twitter (6/9)
Twitter (6/10)
Twitter (6/14)
Cubs (6/18)
07.0203
Craig Brooks
RHP 
Catawba College
NC 
SR 
09/23/92
$5,000 
Article (6/10)
Twitter (6/11)
Article (6/12)
Twitter (6/13)
Cubs (6/18)
08.0233
Preston Morrison*
RHP
Texas Christian
TX
SR
07/19/93
-
$30,000
Article (6/18)
Twitter (6/25)
Cubs (7/2)
09.0263
Tyler Peitzmeier*
LHP
Cal State Fullerton
CA
SR
02/26/93
-
$5,000
Article (6/11)
Instagram (6/22)
Twitter (6/24)
Cubs (6/25)
10.0293
Vimael Machin*
SS
Virginia Commonwealth
VA
SR
09/25/93
317
$2,000
BA (6/12)
Cubs (6/18)
11.0323
Matt Rose
3B
Georgia State
GA
JR
08/02/94
274
-
Twitter (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Article (6/18)
Twitter (6/23)
Cubs (6/25)
12.0353
P.J. Higgins
2B
Old Dominion
VA
JR
05/10/93
474
-
Article (6/11)
Article (6/30)
Vine (6/30)
Article (7/3)
13.0383
Kyle Twomey
LHP
USC
CA
JR
12/29/93
172
-
Twitter (6/24)
Cubs (6/25)
14.0413
Jake Kelzer
RHP
Indiana
IN
JR
06/30/93
-
-
-
15.0443
Scott Effross
RHP
Indiana
IN
JR
12/28/93
-
-
Article (6/17)
Twitter (6/27)
Article (6/28)
Cubs (7/2)
16.0473
Michael Foster*
CF
Northeastern
MA
SR
11/04/93
-
-
Article (6/26)
BA (7/3)
17.0403
Casey Bloomquist
RHP
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
CA
JR
01/25/94
382
-
Article (6/10)
Video (6/12)
Twitter (6/24)
18.0533
John Cresto
3B
Cathedral Catholic HS
CA
HS
12/15/92
364
-
-
19.0563
Kyle Miller
RHP
Florida Atlantic
FL
JR
12/21/93
-
-
Article (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Twitter (6/10)
Twitter (6/24)
20.0593
Blake Headley*
3B
Nebraska Lincoln
NE
SR
05/07/93
-
-
Article (6/10)
Profile (6/11)
Cubs (6/18)
21.0623
Jared Cheek*
RHP
Georgia
GA
SR
10/31/92
-
-
Article (6/13)
Cubs (6/18)
22.0653
Alex Bautista*
OF
Lindsey Wilson
KY
SR
09/06/93
-
-
Twitter (6/11)
Article (6/11)
Instagram (6/12)
Twitter (6/13)
Cubs (6/25)
23.0683
John Williamson*
LHP
Rice
TX
SR
09/27/92
-
-
Twitter (6/17) Cubs (6/18)
24.0713
Sutton Whiting*
SS
Louisville
KY
SR
05/13/92
439
-
Twitter (6/10)
Twitter (6/11)
Twitter (6/12)
Cubs (6/25)
25.0743
Marcus Mastrobuoni*
C
California State Stanislaus
CA
SR
11/28/93
-
-
-
Twitter (6/11)
Twitter (6/13)
Cubs (6/18)
26.0773
Jared Padgett
LHP
Graceville HS
FL
HS
11/18/96
120
-
Article (6/9)
Twitter (6/10)
Twitter (6/10)
27.0703
Angelo Amendolare*
2B
Jacksonville
FL
SR
12/02/92
-
-
Twitter (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Twitter (6/13)
Twitter (6/18)
Cubs (6/18)
28.0833
Delvin Zinn
SS
Pontotoc HS
MS
HS
05/29/97
-
-
Twitter (6/12)
29.0863
Ian Rice
C
Houston
TX
JR
08/19/93
-
-
Twitter (6/16)
Cubs (6/25)
30.0893
Tyler Payne*
C
West Virginia State
WV
SR
10/25/92
-
-
Twitter (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Cubs (6/25)
31.0923
Daniel Spingola
OF
Georgia Tech
GA
SR
05/05/93
-
-
Article (6/14)
Cubs (6/25)
32.0953
Fitz Stadler
RHP
Glenbrook South HS
IL
HS
04/02/97
-
-
Twitter (6/10)
Instagram (6/10)
Article (6/15)
Article (6/15)
Article (6/25)
33.0983
M.T. Minacci
RHP
-
FL
-
06/06/95
-
$1,000
Twitter (4/30)
Twitter (6/10)
Profile (6/10)
Article (6/11)

34.1013
Cody Hawken
OF
Union HS
WA
HS
08/04/96
-
Twitter (6/10)
Article (6/13)
YouTube (6/13)
35.1043
Taylor Jones
1B
Gonzaga
WA
JR
12/06/93
-
-
Article (6/11)
Article (6/16)
36.1073
Alonzo Jones
SS
Columbus HS
GA
HS
02/24/97
-
-
Twitter (6/10)
Twitter (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Article (6/11)
37.1103
Donnie Cimino
OF
Wesleyan
CT
SR
08/21/93
-
-
Article (6/9)
Profile (6/10)
Article (6/10)
Twitter (6/11)
Twitter (6/11)
Twitter (6/15)
Cubs (6/25)
38.1133
Rayne Supple
RHP
Champlain Valley HS
VT
HS
08/18/97
-
-
Article (6/11)
Video (6/11)
39.1163
John Kilichowski
LHP
Vanderbilt
TN
SO
05/17/94
256
-
Twitter (6/11)
Article (6/24)
40.1193
Domenic DeRenzo
C
Central Catholic HS
PA
HS
03/08/97
233
-
Article (6/11)
Article (6/23)
* No college eligibility remaining.
Grey - Speculative or unclear; more information required.
Dark Blue - Official confirmation player has signed by Cubs or MLB source.
Blue - Unofficial confirmation player has signed by media or player.
Dark Green - Primary; player indicates likely to sign.
Light Green - Secondary; media or other source indicates player likely to sign.
Purple - Failed physical, complication.
Orange - Indication player unlikely to sign.
Red - Player unsigned as of July 17 deadline.

THE BONUS POOL EXPLAINED

Under the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), each team receives an allotted bonus pool equal to the sum of the slot values of that club's selections in the first ten rounds of the annual First-Year Player Draft. The more picks a team has in the first ten rounds, and the earlier the picks are in those rounds, the larger the bonus pool total.


The signing bonuses for a team's selections in the first ten rounds, plus any bonus greater than $100,000 for a player taken after the first ten rounds, will apply toward the bonus pool total. If a player selected in the first ten rounds does not sign, the associated slot value is removed from the team’s bonus pool total.


* A team that spends between 0 and 5 percent over its allotted pool total will receive a 75 percent penalty on the overage.

* A team that spends between 5 and 10 percent over its allotted pool total will receive a 75 percent penalty on the overage and the loss of a first round pick in the next succeeding draft.

* A team that spends between 10 and 15 percent over its allotted pool total will receive a 100 percent penalty on the overage and the loss of a first and second round pick in the next succeeding draft.

* A team that spends 15 percent or more over its allotted pool total will receive a 100 percent penalty on the overage and the loss of first round picks in the next two succeeding drafts.

* A team that exceeds its allotted pool total, but does not possess the draft picks subject to forfeiture as a result of being penalized in a prior year, will forfeit the designated draft picks in the next draft in which it possesses the relevant picks.