With their fourth-round selection, Chicago Cubs have selected RHP Josh Conway out of Coastal Carolina University. According to the MLB.com scouting report, Conway's stock was hurt following a severe injury in his senior season:
In the smaller Big South Conference, Coastal Carolina has built a pretty good program that saw four players get drafted and sign in 2011. This year, it could have been Conway's turn before an elbow injury ended his season and required Tommy John surgery. Once a two-way player, Conway gave up hitting completely to focus on the mound in 2012 and it was paying off. Coastal Carolina's Friday starter, he’s a bit of an undersized right-hander, but one with a pretty good three-pitch mix.
The Cubs have now selected a string of five-straight right-handed pitchers, holding true to their commitment to restore the organization's pitching depth.
Here is a look at the Chicago Cubs' selections so far:
- OF Albert Almaro (No. 6 overall)
- RHP Pierce Johnson (No. 43)
- RHP Paul Blackburn (No. 56)
- RHP Duane Underwood (No. 67)
- RHP Ryan McNeil (No. 101)
- RHP Josh Conway (No. 134)
The Cubs are next on the clock at pick No. 164. If you want to follow along, check it out live on MLB.com.
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