The Cubs drafted the toolsey outfielder from BYU with their third pick and then went on a run of five straight college arms taking Tyler Skulina of Kent State, Trey Masek of Texas Tech, Scott Frazier of Pepperdine, David Garner of Michigan State and Sam Wilson of Lamar Community College. Chicago then selected the only high school product Burks in the ninth round and ended the day with Tennessee right-hander Zachary Godley.
3rd Round, Pick #75—Jacob Hannemann, 22, CF, L/L, 6’1”, 195, BYU—The left-handed hitting outfielder was selected in the 48th round by the Royals in 2010 but instead of turning pro he served two years in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A two-sport athlete at BYU on a football scholarship, Hannemann redshirted in 2012 playing as a member of the scout team. He was listed on the 2013 depth chart as the backup cornerback. Hannemann started 51 games for the Cougars on the diamond this year hitting .344/.415/.553 after not playing baseball for two years. He swiped 14 bases with five homers and 29 RBI. He ended the season with a 10-game hitting streak and had a season-high four hits against Kris Bryant’s San Diego team on March 14. Hannemann worked out for the Cubs on June 3 at Wrigley.
4th round pick #108—Tyler Skulina, 21, P, R/R, 6’5”, 235, Kent State—The right-hander has a fastball that sits in the low 90s and an above average curve ball. He needs to develop a third pitch to make it to the majors, said some scouting reports. Made 15 starts for the Flashes, going 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA tossing 93.2 innings. The 21-year-old fanned 102 with 34 walks and 74 hits earning second team All-MAC honors in 2013 and 2012. Went 11-3 as a sophomore and tossed 5.2 innings of shutout ball against Oregon in the Super Regional elimination game helping Kent State to their first-ever College World Series. The Walsh Jesuit prep from Strongsville, Ohio, was drafted in the 46th round in 2010 by the A’s but decided to enroll at Virginia. He didn’t play at Virginia and transferred to Kent State but had to sit out 2011.
5th Round, Pick #138—Trey Masek, 21, P, R/R, 6’1”, 195, Texas Tech—The right-handed went 5-2 in 11 starts posting a 1.82 ERA but missed a month with an injury his junior year. He threw 79 innings allowing 56 hits and 22 walks with 69 punchouts. He didn’t allow a homer the past two years. He was 5-4 4.70 in 16 games (67 IP) as a freshman and appeared in 18 games (six starts and two saves) going 2-4 3.40. He improved his walk and strikeout rate each year. Here’s Kiley McDaniel’s break down of the right hander, who he had ranked 94th: “Smallish righty shows ability to start with above average fastball that's hit 95 mph and four pitch mix, but size, health and delivery issues have contributed to questions about durability. He's a likely relief fit long-term with power stuff that a club will give a chance to see if he can start but he fits more in the late 2nd to 3rd round now rather than the sandwich round potential he showed as a starter on the Cape.”
6th Round, Pick #168—Scott Frazier, 21, P, R/R, 6’7”, 215, Pepperdine—The Tides Friday night starter went 5-5 with a 4.06 ERA making 13 starts with a team-high 83 strikeouts in 88.2 innings. Frazier fanned eight or more batters five times, including a season-high nine at Portland on May 17. He finished his junior year posting a 2-0 record in final three starts with 1.29 ERA in 21 IP with 24 strikeouts. He had a BAA of .237 against and allowed just nine extra base hits. As a sophomore, Frazier threw on Saturday and went 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 15 games with 69 strikeouts in 103 innings. He only appeared in four games as a freshman after being selected by the Phillies in the fifth round in 2010. Here’s what McDaniel had to say about the 73rd ranked draft prospect, “Huge righty turned down some money out of high school and has had up-and-down college career with some injury issues. At his best, Frazier will easily get into the mid 90's with an above average slider but the delivery isn't ideal and his feel comes and goes.”
7th Round, Pick #198—David Garner, 20, P, R/R, 5’11” ,180, Michigan State—The junior went 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 83.1 innings this season He fanned 70 and had a BAA of .285 with 27 walks. Garner had a career-high 10 strikeouts against Illinois. The right-hander caught scouts attention in the Cape Cod League in 2012 as he earned all-star honors fanning 41 in 43.1 innings with a 3.12 ERA. As a sophomore for the Spartans he went 6-3 with a 3.28 in 20 games, 11 starts. Garner was 7th in Big Ten in strikeouts with 75 and was fifth in BAA at .234. Was named to the Big Ten Freshman team going 5-4 in 20 games with a 4.62 ERA. He was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2010 draft by the Reds but headed to Michigan State. Garner can reach 95 on the fast ball and also features a hard slider.
8th Round, Pick #228—Sam Wilson, 21, P, L/L, 6’1”, 205, Lamar Community College—The lefty went 11-2 with a 1.34 ERA in 14 starts, including three complete games and a shutout. Wilson led Lamar with 87.1IP with a WHIP of 1.04 and 109 strikeouts. A two-way player, he also led the team in hitting .431/517/.706 in 152 at-bats with six homers and 41 RBI. He walked 26 times and only fanned 14 times. Drafted by the Rangers in the 20th round in 2010 but he attended University of New Mexico playing in 52 games, including six on the mound. Wilson hit .242/.318/.294 and was 2-3 with a 8.50 ERA in five starts. He was not on the roster in 2012 and transferred to Lamar. He’s been clocked at 94 and also throws a curveball and changeup.
9th Round, Pick #258—Charcer Burks, 18, CF, R/R, 6’0”, Travis High School, Richmond, Texas—A shortstop in high school but the Cubs listed him as an outfielder. Burks was the only high school player the Cubs drafted in the first two days. The Tigers went 25-7 this year and tied for first in with a 12-2 mark in Division 23 5A. Burks is a two-time 1st Team all-district performer. He also played football and was named to the 2012 5A All-District team as a cornerback and was considered one of the better defensive backs in the Houston area.
10th Round, Pick #288—Zachary Godley, 23, P, R/R, 6’3”, 235, Tennessee—Was the work horse in the SEC and had the frame to pull it off leading the conference in innings pitched (108.1) and was second with 98 strikeouts. He threw six complete games, more than any other SEC team, and fanned a career-high 13 in his final start of the year against Texas A & M. Right-hander threw the first complete game shutout in school history since 2006 when he blanked Missouri, who had Cubs second-round pick Rob Zastryzny on the mound. Finished season at 5-7 with a 3.39 ERA with 32 BB and 1.22 WHIP. Drafted in the 50th round by the Mets in 2009 out of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School in South Carolina He attended Spartanburg Methodist Junior College going 6-1 with a 1.51 ERA in 11 games tossing 41.2 innings. Godley made 28 relief appearances as a sophomore for the Volunteers and then made 11 starts as junior going 4-2 with a 3.50 ERA.