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Hayden Simpson Interview

Hayden Simpson (PHOTO: SAU/AARON MORRIS)

Hayden Simpson was 35-2 in three seasons at Division II Southern Arkansas and earlier this week he became the Chicago Cubs' first-round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. InsideTheIvy.com caught up with the right-hander for an extensive interview.

The 21-year-old Simpson was 13-1 with a 1.81 ERA in 15 starts for the Muleriders (of the Gulf South Conference) this past season. He struck out 131 batters in 99.1 innings, an average of 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings, and was a candidate for the Tino Martinez Division II Player of the Year Award. * * * Q: Obviously the Cubs had some interest in you, but how surprised were you to be picked...

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