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This is a continuation of the weekly series of of writing about a Cubs prospect. Early on, I will be writing about guys that Dave and I did not cover in our Prospect Ratings. Links for past ratings and past profiles at at the end.
Who is Nick Struck?
Nick Struck was drafted in the 39th round of the 2009 Draft out of Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He's 1 of 44 players who have been drafted out of that school. Only 4 of them have reached the big leagues and only Dave Veres has produced more than 0.0 rWAR. Veres was with the Cubs in 2003 and then he retired. Taylor Ard is the most recent draft pick to be signed who attended MHCC, but he had later attended a 4-year university.
He attended high school in Clackamas, Oregon and Baseball Reference lists him at 6-0, 205 pounds. He was scouted by Al Geddes and signed with the Cubs for $125,000.
Where is he?
Struck is in AAA Iowa and is one of the team's starting pitcher's this season. The Cubs are already 7-deep ...
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