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Q&A: Ninth Round Pick Matt Avery

Avery was 6-5 with a 4.34 ERA last season

University of Virginia right-hander Matt Avery was the Cubs' ninth round pick in this year's draft. Inside The Ivy met with Avery this week for a one-on-one Q&A.

Inside The Ivy: Matt, how excited are you at the possibility of joining a professional baseball club like the Chicago Cubs? Matt Avery: I'm unbelievably excited. It was an awesome day for me, my friends and my family. It's something every player wants to do from tee ball on. I'm especially excited because of the fact that it was the Cubs who drafted me. What a great, storied franchise to work...

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