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Cubs have signed 18 of first 20 picks

7/3/2012

ATLANTA -- With three more draft picks under contract, the Chicago Cubs have come to terms with 18 of their top 20 selections.

The only two they haven’t signed? Their first- and second-round picks.

First-round pick Albert Almora (sixth overall) remains unsigned along with second-round pick Duane Underwood (67th overall), who was a guest of the Cubs this past weekend at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs were confident they would be able to make a deal with Almora before they even drafted him and all indications are that something will be agreed upon with the high-school outfielder from Florida before the July 13 deadline.

The Cubs made 42 selections on draft day last month and 27 of them have signed.