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Q&A with Ryan Flaherty

Ryan Flaherty played like a first-round draft pick in his professional debut season. The infielder and Cubs first-round supplemental draft pick (41st overall) from Vanderbilt batted .297 with eight home runs and 19 doubles in 56 games for Class Low-A Boise. InsideTheIvy.com chatted with Flaherty days before his Thanksgiving break in the midst of off-season classes at Vanderbilt.

The Cubs said when they drafted you that they were just going to kind of let you alone and let you do your own thing. Is that what happened and was this past year a kind of hands-off approach with you and your swing, etc.? RYAN FLAHERTY: It was a little of both here and there. I wouldn't necessarily say they let me go, but I think they gave me a little bit of freedom and let me do my thing or...

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