The Cubs signed third-round pick Zeke DeVoss on Wednesday for $500,000. MLB's recommendation for his No. 98 draft slot is $341,100, which DeVoss exceeded by 47 percent–the highest percentage over slot for any pick in the first five rounds so far this year.
DeVoss and sixth-rounder Neftali Rosario are the only Cubs picks in the first 15 rounds to have turned pro with a month remaining before the Aug. 15 signing deadline.
A Miami outfielder who had extra leverage as a sophomore-eligible, DeVoss stands out most for his speed and athleticism. He's an on-base machine with little power, and while he profiles as a center fielder, he rarely played there for the Hurricanes.
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