2018 Chicago Cubs Draft Day Custom Card Set

The 2018 Major League Baseball draft was held earlier this month. The MLB draft has been an event I have closely followed since the early 2000’s. Before it became a prime time event on MLB Network I would sit by my Gateway computer during summer break from college listening online at MLB.com as each pick was read. No hosts, no background…just names being announced and streamed on a 56K modem. I had to pause my Napster queue for the day to listen.

Custom cards using the Rookies App has also been a fascination over the past few years and I’ve added several Cubs cards using the app. Matt in Milwaukee had an idea before this baseball season started regarding a Topps Now/Documentary set for each game in 2018 for his Milwaukee Brewers. I loved the idea, but never went ahead to create a Cubs set along those lines.

However, my draft fascination led me to create a Draft Day set for each of the Cubs selections. Chicago drafted 42 players in the 40 rounds (they had two sandwich picks in round two for losing Wade Davis and Jake Arrieta in free agency). Here’s the 2018 Cubs Draft in custom baseball cards.

1st Round (24th)

Nico Hoerner


Stanford University

2nd round (62nd)

Brennen Davis


Basha HS (Gilbert, AZ)

2nd round supplemental (77th)

Cole Roederer


William Hart HS (Newhall, CA)

2nd round supplemental (78th)

Paul Richan

Pitcher (RHP)

University of San Diego

3rd round (98th)

Jimmy Herron

Center fielder

Duke University

4th round (128th)

Ethan Roberts

Pitcher (RHP)

Tennessee Tech

5th round (158th)

Andy Weber

2nd Base

University of Virginia

6th round (188th)

Kohl Franklin

Pitcher (RHP)

Broken Arrow HS (Broken Arrow, OK)

7th round (218th)

D.J. Artis


Liberty University

8th round (248th)

Zach Mort

Pitcher (RHP)

George Mason University

9th round (278th)

Derek Casey

Pitcher (RHP)

University of Virginia

10th round (308th)

Luke Reynolds

3rd Base

University of Southern Mississippi

11th round (338th)

Riley Thompson

Pitcher (RHP)

University of Louisville

12th round (368th)

Cameron Sanders

Pitcher (RHP)

Louisiana State University (LSU)

13th round (398th)

Ezequiel Pagan


Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

14th round (428th)

Riley McCauley

Pitcher (RHP)

Michigan State University

15th round (458th)

Tyler Durna

1st Base

University of California-San Diego

16th round (488th)

Josh Sawyer


University of Texas

17th round (518th)

Jake Reindl


University of Arkansas

18th round (548th)

Jake Slaughter


Louisiana State University (LSU)

19th round (578th)

Layne Looney

Pitcher (RHP)

University of Richmond

20th round (608th)

Chris Allen

Pitcher (LHP)

College of Marin

21st round (638th)

Carlos Vega

Pitcher (RHP)

Southeast Missouri State

22nd round (668th)

Jamie Galazin


St. John’s University

23rd round (698th)

Hunter Taylor


University of South Carolina

24th round (728th)

Blake Whitney

Pitcher (RHP)

University of South Carolina Upstate

25th round (758th)

Dalton Hurd


Seattle University

26th round (788th)

Julian Boyd


St. John Bosch HS (Bellflower, CA)

27th round (818th)

Niels Stone

Pitcher (RHP)

Indian River Community College

28th round (848th)

Mitchell Parker

Pitcher (LHP)

Manzano HS (Albuquerque, NM)

29th round (878th)

Levi Jordan


University of Washington

30th round (908th)

Drew Wharton


Clemson University

31st round (938th)

Clayton Daniel

2nd Base

Jacksonville State University

32nd round (968th)

Jack Patterson

Pitcher (LHP)

Bryant College

33rd round (998th)

Tyler Ras

Pitcher (RHP)

Middletown North HS (Middletown, NJ)

34th round (1,028th)

Miguel Pabon


Leadership Christian Academy (Troy, MI)

35th round (1,058th)

Edmond Americaan


Chipola College

36th round (1,088th)

Jacob Campbell


Craig HS (Janesville, WI)

37th round (1,118th)

Henry Vilar


Westminster Christian HS (Miami, FL)

38th round (1,148th)

Chase Hanson


Edison HS (Huntington Beach, CA)

39th round (1,178th)

Pierson Gibis


Wauconda HS (Wauconda, IL)

40th round (1,208th)

Itamar Steiner


Niles North HS (Skokie, IL)

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