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Cubs conclude 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft

The Chicago Cubs today completed the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club made 38 selections during the three-day event.

The Cubs picked up a pair of pitchers with baseball pedigrees. Right-handed pitcher Chad Hockin, the sixth-round selection, is the grandson of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who collected 573 homers during a 22-year career, predominantly with the Minnesota Twins. In the 12th round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Trey Cobb, whose grandfather, Frank Linzy, pitched 11 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Giants, Cardinals, Brewers and Phillies.

The Chicago Cubs today completed the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club made 38 selections during the three-day event.

The Cubs picked up a pair of pitchers with baseball pedigrees. Right-handed pitcher Chad Hockin, the sixth-round selection, is the grandson of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who collected 573 homers during a 22-year career, predominantly with the Minnesota Twins. In the 12th round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Trey Cobb, whose grandfather, Frank Linzy, pitched 11 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Giants, Cardinals, Brewers and Phillies.

Cobb is a teammate of Cubs third-round pick Thomas Hatch at Oklahoma State and the duo combined to make 28 starts for the Cowboys this season. Cobb, 21, posted a 3.34 ERA (27 ER/72.2 IP) with 91 strikeouts in 20 outings.

In the 21st round, the Cubs selected catcher Sam Tidaback from the University of North Georgia. Tidaback is a native of nearby Plainfield, Illinois and attended Providence Catholic High School where he was named All-Illinois Second Team in 2012. In the following round, Chicago selected its first high school product, left-handed pitcher Dante Biasi from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, the same hometown as Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

The Cubs selected another local product in the 31st round, right-handed pitcher Brenden Heiss from Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois. Chicago's 38th-round selection, centerfielder Tolly Filotei, is the son of Cubs Regional Crosschecker, Bobby Filotei.

Overall, the Cubs selected 27 pitchers (22 right-handed and five left-handed), two catchers, three outfielders and six infielders. Additionally, the Cubs selected 29 college players and nine high school players.

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