Cubs' second-round pick: RHP Stinnett


CHICAGO -- With their second-round pick -- 45th overall -- in Major League Baseball's amateur draft Thursday, the Chicago Cubs took right-handed pitcher Jake Stinnett from the University of Maryland.

As a senior he’s 7-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 15 starts. He gave up 70 hits in 112 innings pitched while striking out 130. Stinnett was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 29th round last year but chose to return to school and led the Terrapins to the NCAA super regionals.

Stinnett is listed at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds from Vista, California. Scouting reports say he needed his four years at Maryland, because he has been a full-time pitcher for only two seasons after being converted from third base.