It's official: Cubs sign standout outfielder from 2020 MLB Draft


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The Cubs have now signed all five of their 2020 picks (Steven Branscombe - USA Today Sports)
The Cubs have now signed all five of their 2020 picks (Steven Branscombe - USA Today Sports)

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed outfielder Jordan Nwogu (pronounced Wo-Goo), the club’s third round pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Cubs have signed all five members of their 2020 Draft class.

Nwogu, 21, batted .334 (147-for-440) with 23 doubles, five triples, 20 homers, 79 RBI and 30 stolen bases in three seasons at the University of Michigan. He posted a .430 on-base percentage and .545 slugging mark, good for a career .975 OPS. In a shortened 15-game campaign this season, his junior year, he hit .353 (24-for-68) with one double and two homers.

In 2019, Nwogu was selected as an All-Big Ten First Team selection after batting .321 and establishing team-best marks with 58 runs scored, a .557 slugging mark and a .435 on-base percentage. Nwogu was named a Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-America in 2018.

A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nwogu graduated from Pioneer High School where he was a Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American in 2017.

Here is a look at Chicago’s selections from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, with all players having signed.

Rd. (Pick) Player Pos. School Birthday B T Ht. Wt.

1 (16) Ed Howard SS Mount Carmel High School (Ill.) 8/6/01 R R 6-2 185

2 (51) Burl Carraway LHP Dallas Baptist University (Texas) 5/27/99 L L 6-0 173

3 (88) Jordan Nwogu OF University of Michigan 3/10/99 R R 6-3 235

4 (117) Luke Little LHP San Jacinto College North (Texas) 8/30/00 L L 6-8 225

5 (147) Koen Moreno RHP Panther Creek High School (N.C.) 8/1/01 R R 6-2 170

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