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  • Cubs Select RHP Jaxon Wiggins #68 Overall

    Jeremy Nygaard

    With the 68th pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, the Cubs select Jaxon Wiggins, a right-handed pitcher from Arkansas.

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    Jaxon Wiggins has an exceptional repertoire, with a fastball that almost touches 100 mph, a hard slider, a changeup and a curveball. He was trending toward being a first-round pick after backing up a promising freshman season with a summer for the U.S. Collegiate National Team. 

    But his sophomore year wasn't good and his junior year was over before it started when he suffered elbow discomfort and ended up undergoing Tommy John surgery. He definitely won't pitch this year and the time is unclear at best as it was announced he needed the surgery in February, but not when the surgery happened. Best case scenario, he's throwing in spring training. Realistically, though, Wiggins is probably starting to throw when the complex seasons begin next summer.

    The bonus slot associated with pick #68 is $1,101,000, The Cubs were awarded this pick for losing Willson Contreras in free agency.

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