Golden, Gibbs Head Day 2 of Cubs Draft
Micah Gibbs (PHOTO/STEVE FRANZ)
Micah Gibbs (PHOTO/STEVE FRANZ)

Posted Jun 8, 2010


CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today completed the second day of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club thus far has selected 30 players. The third and final day of the draft is tomorrow with rounds 31-50.

The Cubs selected outfielder Reggie Golden out of Wetumpka High School in Wetumpka, Alabama in the second round (65th overall) and catcher Micah Gibbs out of Louisiana State University (LSU) in the third round (97th overall).

Reggie Golden was recommended by area scout Tom Clark and Micah Gibbs was recommended by area scout Jim Crawford.

Golden, 18, batted .460 (29-for-83) with 18 walks, 28 runs, five doubles, five home runs, 24 RBI and a .578 on-base percentage in 27 games in 2010 for the Indians. Golden is a five-foot-11, 210-pounder who bats and throws right-handed.

Gibbs is a draft-eligible junior for Louisiana State University. In 2010, Gibbs batted a team-leading .388 (95-for-245) with 47 runs, 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and a .458 on-base percentage in 62 games as the club’s starting catcher. The 21-year-old Gibbs is five-foot-11, 215 pounds, bats switch and throws right-handed. He graduated from Pflugerville (Texas) High School, but only played baseball at Leander (Texas) High School due to Texas transfer rules.

With the club’s 11th pick (340th overall), the Cubs selected Eric Jokisch out of Northwestern University. The left-handed pitcher is from Virginia, Illinois and was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 39th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.

The Cubs selected additional local products today – Algonquin, Ill-native Elliot Soto (infielder) from Creighton University in the 15th round (460th overall) and right-handed pitcher Ryan Hartman from Mt. Zion High School in the 16th round (490th overall).

Through the first two days, the Cubs have selected 18 pitchers (13 righthanders and five left-handers), six infielders, four outfielders and two catchers. Additionally, the Cubs have to date selected 22 college players and eight high school players.

Here is a look at Chicago’s first 30 selections from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft:

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