The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed outfielder Donnie Dewees, the club's second round pick (47th overall) of the 2015 Draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Overall, the Cubs have signed 25 selections, including the following 13 new signees since the club's last update (including Dewees): outfielder Darryl Wilson (fourth round), lefthander Tyler Peitzmeier (ninth), infielder Matt Rose (11th), lefthander Kyle Twomey (13th), righthander Kyle Miller (19th), outfielder Alex Bautista (22nd), infielder Sutton Whiting (24th), catcher Ian Rice (29th), catcher Tyler Payne (30th), outfielder Daniel Spingola (31st), righthander M.T. Minacci (33rd) and outfielder Donnie Cimino (37th).
Dewees, 21, was named a semi-finalist for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and was named the 2015 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year. The redshirt sophomore batted .422 (106-for-251) with 88 runs, 12 doubles, eight triples, 18 home runs and 68 RBI in 60 games for North Florida this season. Thanks to 30 walks compared to 16 strikeouts, the left-handed hitter recorded a .483 on-base percentage and a .749 slugging percentage, good for a 1.232 OPS. He led the nation in hits (106), runs, slugging percentage and total bases (188).
Earlier in 2015, Dewees held the nation's longest hitting streak of 31 games, and he recorded two hit streaks of 16 games or more this season, helping the Ospreys to their first Atlantic Sun regular season championship.
Dewees in 2014 hit .340 (51-for-150) with 31 runs, nine doubles, one triple, three homers, 20 RBI and 20 walks for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League. In 2013 with North Florida, the five-foot, 11-inch, 180-pounder was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. A native of Crystal River, Fla., Dewees graduated from Crystal River High School.