The Cubs have signed 11th-round outfielder Shawon Dunston Jr. from Valley Christian High in San Jose. Dunston will receive a signing bonus of $1.275 million. Dunston's father was the Cubs' first-overall pick in 1982 and spent 18 years in the big leagues, mostly with the Cubs. Dunston Jr. was committed to Vanderbilt.
Unlike his father, Dunston Jr. swings from the left side of the plate. He is raw at the plate for the son of a big leaguer, but has above-average speed and scouts love his passion for the game. Dunston, who was committed to Vanderbilt, has a slender, 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame and it's obvious that his best baseball is in front of him.
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