Cubs 2022 Draft signings tracker

July 30th, 2022

Below is a list of every player drafted by the Cubs.

Each club has until 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT on Monday to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.

Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.

Total bonus pool: $10,098,100
MLB rank: 10

1 (7): Cade Horton, RHP, Oklahoma -- $4,450,000 (Pick value: $5,711,000)
Horton turned his season around after developing a wipeout slider that he showcased during an incredible postseason run with Oklahoma. That slider, which he runs up to 90 mph, is part of an arsenal that also includes a fastball that touches 98 mph, a curveball and a changeup. Horton set a College World Series record with 13 strikeouts in the title game against Ole Miss, capping a five-start stretch in which he racked up 49 strikeouts in just 31 innings while walking only six batters and posting a 2.61 ERA. More >>

2 (47): Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy (Fla.) -- $3,005,000 (Pick value: $1,661,200)
By coming in under slot on top pick Horton and other signings in this Draft, the Cubs were able to officially reel in the 18-year-old Ferris, who was Chicago's "No. 1 target" in the second round, per vice president of scouting Dan Kantrovitz. In 54 1/3 innings this past season for IMG Academy, the 6-foot-4 lefty had 103 strikeouts against 15 walks with a 1.33 ERA.

3 (86): Christopher Paciolla, SS, Temecula Valley HS (Calif.) -- $900,000 (Pick value: $735,500)
Paciolla, the No. 166-ranked Draft prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is an athletic shortstop out of Temecula Valley (Calif.) High School. The 18-year-old has flashed impressive contact skills at the plate, while his quick hands suggest some potential to add extra pop to his swing moving forward.

4 (113): Nazier Mule, RHP, Passaic County Technical Institute (N.J.) -- $1,000,000 (Pick value: $538,600)
The 17-year-old Mule was ranked No. 94 on MLB Pipeline's pre-Draft rankings and signed for a $1 million bonus, per's Jonathan Mayo. The Cubs made the signing official on July 28. In the wake of the Draft, vice president of scouting Dan Kantrovitz described Mule as a "dynamic, exceptional athlete," noting that the Cubs have not ruled out evaluating him as a two-way player. Pitching will be the priority at the start of Mule's development, but his 100 mph fastball was complemented with 100-plus mph exit velocities as a hitter for Passaic Tech in 2022.

5 (143): Brandon Birdsell, RHP, Texas Tech -- $385,000 (Pick value: $402,400)
Similar to Horton, Birdsell has had some injury concerns in the past. Birdsell dealt with a rotator cuff issue in 2021 and he had Tommy John surgery in high school, but he was healthy -- and dominant -- this season at Texas Tech. The right-hander earned the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Award after racking up 106 strikeouts to just 29 walks over 85 innings, all while posting a 2.75 ERA. Birdsell was ranked the No. 101 Draft prospect by MLB Pipeline, whose scouting report notes that his arsenal was “worthy of the top three rounds.”

6 (173): Will Frisch, RHP, Oregon State -- $228,000 (Pick value: $303,900)

7 (203): Nick Hull, RHP, Grand Canyon University -- $25,000 (Pick value: $237,500)

8 (233): Mason McGwire, RHP, Capistrano Valley HS (Calif.) -- $200,000 (Pick value: $189,100)

9 (263): Connor Noland, RHP, Arkansas -- $200,000 (Pick value: $164,600)

10 (239): Brody McCullough, RHP, Wingate -- $125,000 (Pick value: $154,300)

11 (323): Branden Noriega, LHP -- Terms not yet disclosed

12 (353): Mathew Peters, RHP, Ivy Tech -- Terms not yet disclosed

13 (383): Luis Rujano, RHP, Sunshine State Elite Academy (Fla.) -- $210,000

14 (413): Shane Marshall, RHP, Georgia -- Terms not yet disclosed

15 (443): Haydn McGeary, C, Colorodo Mesa University -- $125,000

16 (473): JP Wheat, RHP, Next Level Academ (Ala.) -- Terms not yet disclosed

17 (503): Andy Garriola, OF, Old Dominion -- Terms not yet disclosed

18 (533): Garrett Brown, RHP, Georgia -- $80,000

19 (563): Brock Blatter, RHP, Billings Central Catholic HS (MT)
Has not agreed to terms

20 (593): Ke'Shun Collier, OF, Meridian CC (Miss.) -- $100,000

How bonus pools and pick values work

Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.

Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0-5 percent pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

Bonus pools by club:
Orioles: $16,933,000
D-backs: $15,120,200
Mets: $13,963,000
Pirates: $13,741,300
Rockies: $13,667,800
Nationals: $11,013,900
Reds: $10,799,700
Marlins: $10,491,700
Braves: $10,229,600
Cubs: $10,098,100
Padres: $10,094,200
Twins: $10,041,500
Guardians: $9,986,200
Rangers: $9,646,000
Royals: $9,471,200
Blue Jays: $8,372,100
Athletics: $8,320,200
Red Sox: $8,082,600
Tigers: $8,029,300
Rays: $7,799,200
Mariners: $7,258,200
Brewers: $7,074,700
Angels: $7,028,100
Cardinals: $6,845,900
Astros: $6,840,600
Yankees: $6,428,600
Phillies: $6,310,400
White Sox: $6,292,500
Giants: $5,796,400
Dodgers: $4,223,800