The 2018 Major League Baseball draft was held earlier this month. The MLB draft has been an event I have closely followed since the early 2000’s. Before it became a prime time event on MLB Network I would sit by my Gateway computer during summer break from college listening online at MLB.com as each pick was read. No hosts, no background…just names being announced and streamed on a 56K modem. I had to pause my Napster queue for the day to listen.
Custom cards using the Rookies App has also been a fascination over the past few years and I’ve added several Cubs cards using the app. Matt in Milwaukee had an idea before this baseball season started regarding a Topps Now/Documentary set for each game in 2018 for his Milwaukee Brewers. I loved the idea, but never went ahead to create a Cubs set along those lines.
However, my draft fascination led me to create a Draft Day set for each of the Cubs selections. Chicago drafted 42 players in the 40 rounds (they had two sandwich picks in round two for losing Wade Davis and Jake Arrieta in free agency). Here’s the 2018 Cubs Draft in custom baseball cards.
1st Round (24th)
Nico Hoerner
Shortstop
Stanford University

2nd round (62nd)
Brennen Davis
Outfielder
Basha HS (Gilbert, AZ)

2nd round supplemental (77th)
Cole Roederer
Outfielder
William Hart HS (Newhall, CA)

2nd round supplemental (78th)
Paul Richan
Pitcher (RHP)
University of San Diego

3rd round (98th)
Jimmy Herron
Center fielder
Duke University

4th round (128th)
Ethan Roberts
Pitcher (RHP)
Tennessee Tech

5th round (158th)
Andy Weber
2nd Base
University of Virginia

6th round (188th)
Kohl Franklin
Pitcher (RHP)
Broken Arrow HS (Broken Arrow, OK)

7th round (218th)
D.J. Artis
Centerfielder
Liberty University

8th round (248th)
Zach Mort
Pitcher (RHP)
George Mason University

9th round (278th)
Derek Casey
Pitcher (RHP)
University of Virginia

10th round (308th)
Luke Reynolds
3rd Base
University of Southern Mississippi

11th round (338th)
Riley Thompson
Pitcher (RHP)
University of Louisville

12th round (368th)
Cameron Sanders
Pitcher (RHP)
Louisiana State University (LSU)

13th round (398th)
Ezequiel Pagan
Centerfielder
Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

14th round (428th)
Riley McCauley
Pitcher (RHP)
Michigan State University

15th round (458th)
Tyler Durna
1st Base
University of California-San Diego

16th round (488th)
Josh Sawyer
Pitcher
University of Texas

17th round (518th)
Jake Reindl
Pitcher
University of Arkansas

18th round (548th)
Jake Slaughter
Shortstop
Louisiana State University (LSU)

19th round (578th)
Layne Looney
Pitcher (RHP)
University of Richmond

20th round (608th)
Chris Allen
Pitcher (LHP)
College of Marin

21st round (638th)
Carlos Vega
Pitcher (RHP)
Southeast Missouri State

22nd round (668th)
Jamie Galazin
Centerfielder
St. John’s University

23rd round (698th)
Hunter Taylor
Catcher
University of South Carolina

24th round (728th)
Blake Whitney
Pitcher (RHP)
University of South Carolina Upstate

25th round (758th)
Dalton Hurd
Centerfielder
Seattle University

26th round (788th)
Julian Boyd
Outfielder
St. John Bosch HS (Bellflower, CA)

27th round (818th)
Niels Stone
Pitcher (RHP)
Indian River Community College

28th round (848th)
Mitchell Parker
Pitcher (LHP)
Manzano HS (Albuquerque, NM)

29th round (878th)
Levi Jordan
Shortstop
University of Washington

30th round (908th)
Drew Wharton
Outfielder
Clemson University

31st round (938th)
Clayton Daniel
2nd Base
Jacksonville State University

32nd round (968th)
Jack Patterson
Pitcher (LHP)
Bryant College

33rd round (998th)
Tyler Ras
Pitcher (RHP)
Middletown North HS (Middletown, NJ)

34th round (1,028th)
Miguel Pabon
Shortstop
Leadership Christian Academy (Troy, MI)

35th round (1,058th)
Edmond Americaan
Outfielder
Chipola College

36th round (1,088th)
Jacob Campbell
Catcher
Craig HS (Janesville, WI)

37th round (1,118th)
Henry Vilar
Shortstop
Westminster Christian HS (Miami, FL)

38th round (1,148th)
Chase Hanson
Outfielder
Edison HS (Huntington Beach, CA)

39th round (1,178th)
Pierson Gibis
Catcher
Wauconda HS (Wauconda, IL)

40th round (1,208th)
Itamar Steiner
Pitcher
Niles North HS (Skokie, IL)

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