Top Draft pick wins Golden Spikes Award
DENVER -- He still has not stepped into a Cubs uniform, but top Draft pick Kris Bryant is already collecting awards.
Bryant, selected second overall in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, won the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Friday as the nation's best amateur player.
The former University of San Diego star and consensus first-team All-American cashed in with a $6.7 million signing bonus when he signed with the Cubs a week ago. Bryant is expected to start playing for the club's short-season Class A affiliate in Boise, Idaho, soon.
Bryant, a third baseman, led the country in several offensive categories in his final collegiate season and was the first infielder to take the award since 2005.