Cubs To Sign Paul Blackburn

The Cubs agreed to sign supplemental first round selection Paul Blackburn, Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets. The high school right-hander, represented by Adam Karon of Sosnick Cobbe Sports, will obtain a $912K bonus.

MLB recommends a $912K bonus for the 56th overall selection, which the Cubs obtained as compensation for losing Carlos Pena to free agency. Blackburn has a clean delivery and the potential for three plus pitches, Callis reports. 

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4 Comments on "Cubs To Sign Paul Blackburn"

3 years 3 months ago

Oh nice. I was worried the Cubs would have to overslot Blackburn to keep him from going to college. This means they don’t have to underslot Almora now.

3 years 3 months ago

Any chance Chicago would like to add Nick so they could have a pair of Blackburns in Chicago. I would think a dozen bats would be all the Twins would require in return…

3 years 3 months ago

The town of Brentwood is very excited for Paul!  His father works for my wife as an elementary school PE teacher.

3 years 3 months ago

He’s one of the top under 10 fingered players in the game!