Cubs, 1st-Round Pick Jordan Wicks Agree to Deal – NBC Chicago

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Cubs, 1st-round pick Wicks agree to deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs and 2021 first-round pick Jordan Wicks have agreed to a deal, the club announced Friday.

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Wicks, a left-handed pitcher, signed for slot value, worth $3.13 million.

The Cubs selected Wicks 21st overall in the 2021 MLB Draft this past Sunday. The 21-year-old pitched three seasons at Kansas State University and is the school’s first baseball player drafted in the first round.

The left-hander’s changeup was rated as the best among college pitchers in the draft, according to Baseball America. His command was rated third.

He also wields a mid-90s fastball and two breaking pitches.

More to come.

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