With the start of Day 3 of the MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Cubs picked up right where they left off, selecting pitchers with the first two picks.
Here's the full rundown on Rounds 16-40.
Rd. 16, Pick No. 494 -- Michael Hamann, RHP
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound right-hander has started 14 games (through May 30) for Toledo this spring, compiling a 5.80 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. He started nine games last season and fared much better, with a 1.96 ERA and 0.92 WHIP and 51 Ks in 59.2 innings.
Rd. 17, Pick No. 524 -- Nathan Dorris, LHP
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound lefty is a Marian, Ill., native and appeared in 16 games (14 starts) for Southern Illinois-Carbondale through May 30, posting a 4.17 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 80 Ks in 82 innings.
Rd. 18, Pick No. 554 -- David Bote, SS
Bote has prototypical size for a young shortstop (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) and is coming off his freshman season at Neosho County Community College. Bote stole 20 bases in 21 attempts and scored 62 runs in 60 games while putting up a .419 average and .475 on-base percentage.
Rd. 19, Pick No. 584 -- Damek Tomscha, 3B
Tomscha who is 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, is very familiar with the MLB Draft. He was selected by the Phillies in the 50th round of the 2010 Draft and by the Marlins in the 36th round of the '11 Draft. He didn't sign either time. The 20-year-old from Sioux City, Iowa played at Iowa Western Community College last season and hit .438 with a .522 OBP to go with 64 RBI, 72 runs and 23 doubles in 61 games.
Rd. 20, Pick No. 614 -- Blake Hickman, C
Simeon Career Academy isn't just a basketball powerhouse. The Chicago school that produced Derrick Rose and now boasts Jabari Parker, the top basketball player in the country. But they also produced the Cubs' 20th round draft pick. Hickman is a big kid (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) and was committed to play at Iowa next season. Hickman said he models his game after Twins star Joe Mauer and has been called a good leader with high character, something the new Cubs regime is looking for.
Rd. 21, Pick No. 644 -- Stephen Perakslis, RHP
The 6-foot, 185-pound righty put up unbelievable numbers his senior season at Abington High School in Massachusetts with a ridiculous 0.25 ERA and a 13-0 record with four saves. He was a two-time player of the year and South Shore League MVP. Perakslis just finished his junior season at the University of Maine and put up a 3.81 ERA, but had just 48 strikeouts in 87.1 innings and a .318 batting average against.
Rd. 22, Pick No. 674 -- Eduardo Orozco, RHP
The Cubs just keep padding their pitching, selecting the 6-foot-4 Orozco out of the University of California. The 23-year-old started 14 games for UC-Riverside through May 30 and had a 2.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 106 Ks in 98.1 innings.
Rd. 23, Pick No. 704 -- Jake Drossner, LHP
Drossner, a lefty coming in at 6-foot-1 and 189 pounds, attended Council Rock High School North in Pennsylvania and reportedly throws his fastball at 91 mph. He was named to the 2012 Rawlings 3rd Team All-American as well as the Atlantic-All Region 1st Team.
Rd. 24, Pick No. 734 -- Jameson Fisher, C
Fisher (6-foot-2, 175 pounds) is out of Zachary High School in Louisiana and was verbally committed to play at Southeaster Louisiana University.