Cubs conclude second day of 2015 MLB Player Draft

The Chicago Cubs today completed the second day of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club thus far has selected 10 players. The third and final day of the draft is tomorrow with rounds 11-40.

The Cubs selected left-handed pitcher Bryan Hudson out of Alton (Ill.) High School with their third pick, and took outfielder Darryl Wilson out of Canton South High School in Ohio with their fourth selection. In the fifth round, the Cubs selected left-handed pitcher Ryan Kellogg from Arizona State University.

Hudson was recommended by area scout Stan Zielinski, Wilson was recommended by area scout Daniel Carte and Kellogg was recommended by area scout Steve McFarland.

Hudson, 18, went 10-2 with five shutouts and a 0.50 ERA in 70.1 innings while striking out 152 hitters in 15 appearances (13 starts) for the Alton Redbirds this past season. The southpaw limited opponents to a .138 batting average to go along with a 0.90 WHIP. He averaged 19.45 strikeouts per nine innings all while posting a 5.24 strikeout to walk ratio (29 walks).

The six-foot, eight-inch 220-pound lefthander, who has committed to the University of Missouri, helped lead the Redbirds to a school-record 30 wins in 2015, including a second-place tie in the Southwestern Conference with an 11-3 mark. He finished his career at Alton High School with a school record 25 wins and 323 strikeouts, while posting a 1.32 ERA (29 ER/198.0 IP). Hudson is a three-time All Southwestern Conference pitcher, a two-time All-State Performer for the Illinois Coaches Association and a two-time All-State Performer for Prep Baseball Report.

Wilson, 18, batted .545 with a 1.000 slugging percentage, 30 RBI and 30 stolen bases for the Canton South Wildcats this season. The left-handed hitting outfielder led the Wildcats to their first Division II regional final appearance in school history and to their fourth-consecutive district title. He was named to the Central - All Region First Team and was honored as a 2015 Perfect Game Second Team All-American. He has committed to Vanderbilt University.

Kellogg, 21, went 9-2 with two complete games (one shutout) and a 3.60 ERA (46 ER/115.0 IP) in 16 starts for Arizona State this season. The southpaw led the Sun Devils in wins for the third-straight season, and recorded a career-best 92 strikeouts compared to just 23 walks while limiting opponents to a .274 batting average (121-for-441). He tossed a five-hit, complete game shutout to go along with a season-best 11 strikeouts, May 14 vs. Washington State. The junior became just the eighth Sun Devil in school history to be honored as a three-time First Team All-Pac-12 member. 

A three-year letter winner, Kellogg's 28-career wins rank 10th in school history and fourth among left-handed pitchers. His 62 walks in three years are the fewest in school history among pitchers with at least 300.0 career innings. As a freshman, he tossed the 10th no-hitter in Pac-10/12 history, March 23, 2013 at Oregon State, en route to earning Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and Louisville Slugger.

Through the first two days, the Cubs have selected six pitchers (three right-handed and three left-handed), three outfielders and one infielder. Additionally, the Cubs have selected eight college players and two high school players.

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