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Top 5 Selections for the Cubs on Day 2

NUMBER 1-Round 2, Pick 65: Reggie Golden, CF (Wetumpka High School)



Despite believing that he would be picked within the first 35 picks of the draft, Wetumpka High School product, Reggie Golden (above right) fell to the Cubs who selected him with the 65th pick in the second round of the First-Year Players Draft. If he chooses to deny Chicago's offer, Golden has signed with the University of Alabama.



Golden is classified as a "self-taught" hitter, with somewhat of a wild swing and inconsistency. Despite the questions surrounding his swing, Golden is a raw five-tool player, with bursts of power and exceptional play to overshadow his faults.



At 5'10", 210 pounds, Golden is a tank with average range and arm strength, but with the help of the Cubs' strong farm system, can develop into one of the game's future greats. With more time on the field, Golden will be on the fast-track to Major League success. Staying at the Alabama may be a better choice for him at the moment, unfortunately.




Number 2- Round 3, Pick 97: Micah Gibbs, C (Louisiana State University)



In a fairly shallow draft class for catchers, Micah Gibbs is renowned as being one of the most well rounded journeymen in the draft. Gibbs has shown raw power and strong defensive skills while behind the plate for the Louisiana State University Tigers, along with strong range and average arm strength. The 20-year-old hits for good average, posting .294 and .322 in his first two seasons with LSU.


Number 3- ROUND 16, Pick 490: Ryan Hartman, RHP (Mt. Zion HS - Mt. Zion, IL)



A HS basketball star... Went 6-2 with a 1.4 ERA, 19/86 BB/K in 44 IP at MZHS in 2010. Throws a 90-92 MPH fastball w/ decent movement, but his curve ball is considered the Best in Illinois HS baseball. Cubs scout Sam Zielinski, who has a excellent track record of drafting late round picks that succeed, has been following Hartman all year and has liked his improvements. His cieling is tremendously high but their is a big risk but it could come with great reward. I have a friend who is a national cross checker and said this guy was a "steal".


Number 4-ROUND 4 (130): Hunter Ackerman, LHP (Louisburg JC)


Throws an 88-92 MPH fastball... Has a solid change-up that is his plus pitch. Breaking ball needs work, a little flat at times. Went 8-1 with a 1.41 ERA, 38 hits allowed, and 24/96 BB/K in 57 IP for the Hurricanes in 2010... This guy was very highly recommended by Cubs ace bird-dog scout Billy Swoope, who has a lengthy track record of finding quality arms in VA and NC. My same friend said Ackerman has the potential to be better then first round pick Hayden Simpson.


Number 5-ROUND 24, Pick 730: Dustin Geiger, RF (Merritt Island HS - Brevard County, FL)


Florida Today's 2010 High School Player of the Year. Played 3B in HS and wants to stay there, but is projected as a RF in pro ball. Has plus plus-arm, also was part-time closer. Hit .534 with 9 HR and 33 RBI his senior year at MIHS. He was seen a couple of times by scouting director Tim Wilken and impressed him greatly. If things dont work out at the plate, he could be transfered to the mound.

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