Cubs, 1st-rounder Lange agree to terms

Chicago also signs 5th-rounder Velazquez, 6th-rounder Estrada on Friday

July 7th, 2017

CHICAGO -- The Cubs have signed their second first-round Draft pick, pitcher Alex Lange, who was the 30th player taken overall. According to's Jim Callis, Lange signed for $1.925 million.
The Cubs have already agreed to terms with their top pick, Brendon Little, who was selected 27th overall.
Lange was 10-5 with a 2.97 ERA in 19 starts with Louisiana State University this season, with four complete games. He struck out 150 and walked 48, and he pitched in the College World Series.
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"This is a guy who has taken the ball every Friday night since he showed up at LSU as a freshman," Cubs director of player development and scouting Jason McLeod said in June. "He's been one of the better performers, one of the better competitors, pitching in the best conference in the country for three years." ranked Lange as the 23rd-best prospect prior to the Draft.
The Cubs also signed their fifth-round pick, outfielder Nelson Velazquez, and sixth-round selection, pitcher Jeremiah Estrada.
Overall, the Cubs signed 29 picks from the Draft, including the first 22 selections.