The Cubs drafted right-handed pitcher Ryan Jensen with the 27th overall pick on Monday night:
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) June 4, 2019
He stands at 6’0″ and weighs 180 pounds.
Jensen went 12-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 16 starts this last season as a Junior at Fresno State. It was Jensen’s best collegiate season.
His fastball sits from 94-98 mph according to his draft profile on MLB Pipeline. Jensen can maintain velocity into the deep innings of his starts. He was the #99-ranked prospect on the list.
The Cubs went with SS Nico Hoerner in last year’s draft. Prior to that, LHP Brendon Little and RHP Alex Lange were the last pitchers selected by the Cubs in the 1st round.