Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/19/14
In June of 2011, an 18 year kid named Daniel Vogelbach was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the MLB amateur draft. The high school first baseman was listed as 5’11″ 285. However, in the pics we saw of him, he looked easily three bills. But we thought hey Daniel Vogelbach he can hit a ton. The Cubs claimed right after the draft he dropped 40 pounds off what he was listed on the scouting report I quoted above. Vogelbach throws right and bats left. The now allegedly “245 lb” prospect fits into the Cubs 105 year rebuilding plan, but how? That Anthony Rizzo guy kind of has 1b locked down for awhile. In the video after the jump you’ll see that he has slimmed down to 240ish Daniel Vogelbach hit a 508 foot home run at Chase Field in the December power showcase. And he hit an eye popping 17 HRs, 50 RBI in just 32 high school games his final season. Daniel Vogelbach won a lot of awards, and obviously the scouts were very high on him, since he ended up being a second round...
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