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Day 3: Cubs continue to stockpile pitching in draft

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The Cubs continued their emphasis on pitching into the third and final day of the draft, adding six more arms in their first 11 picks of the day.

Along the way, they also drafted Simeon High catcher Blake Hickman in the 20th round.

When the Cubs selected Michael Hamann, a right-hander from Toledo, and Nathan Dorris, a lefty from SIU, in the 16th and 17th rounds Wednesday, it gave them 13 pitchers among their first 19 picks.

The Cubs then added University of Maine right-hander Stephen Perakslis in the 21st round, Cal right-hander Eduaro Orozco in the 22nd and Pennsylvania prep lefty Jake Drossner in the 23rd.

Also selected Wednesday were Kansas junior college shortstop Davie Bote in the 18th round, Louisiana prep catcher Jameson Fisher in the 24th, Massachusetts prep outfielder Rhett Wiseman in the 25th and SUNY-Stony Brook right-hander Jasvir Rakkar in the 26th.

Fourteen more rounds remain.

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