The Cubs have signed all three pitchers that they selected in the 2020 MLB Draft, the team announced Thursday.
Left-handed pitchers Burl Carraway and Luke Little, and right-hander Koen Moreno become the Cubs’ latest signings, after No. 16 overall pick Ed Howard inked a contract with the Cubs earlier this week. Of the team’s five draft picks from the five-round virtual draft two weeks ago, Cubs third-round pick Jordan Nwogu, an outfielder out of Michigan University, is the only one who remains unsigned.
On the second night of the draft, Cubs vice president of scouting Dan Kantrovitz said the team was “optimistic that we’re going to get everybody signed in the near future."
Carraway, 21, was a junior at Dallas Baptist University this spring and is the most polished of the three pitchers. He signed for a $1.05 million bonus, according to a source. The recommended slot value for that pick (No. 51) was a little under $1.44 million.
Little, 19, is somewhat unrefined but his power gives the San Jacinto College North product a high ceiling. His fastball hit 105 mph during a bullpen session this spring. Little signed at slot value, for $492,700.
Moreno, 18, joins the Cubs organization straight out of Panther Creek High School in North Carolina. He signed for $900,000, well above the slot value ($367,900) for the No. 147 pick.
Gordon Wittenmyer contributed to the reporting of this story.