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Cubs #1 pick is Tyler Colvin, OF from the Clemson Tigers. Until this year his numbers seemed rather pedestrian.

From the Clemson Tigers webpage: "...a career .285 hitter with seven homers, 32 doubles, 72 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases in 117 games (96 starts) over two seasons...has great athletic ability, including good speed."

Baseball America's Jim Callis did not have him slated to go through the 1st 43 picks, which includes round one and the supplemental.

Baseball America then went on to call it the first surprise of the draft:

"First Round Surprise-1:24 p.m.: In the biggest shock of the first half of the first round, the Cubs took a chance on the pro body of Tyler Colvin, the Clemson outfielder Baseball America ranked 170 on the Top 200 prospects. Colvin's stock had surged as Clemson won 21 of its last 22 games and stormed into super-regionals.

Colvin, physical at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, had been rumored to go as high as 29 to the White Sox, but instead the crosstown Cubs took him. Colvin was having a career year and finally showing power as a junior. He hit below .290 his first two seasons, then hit .359-12-65 with a .622 slugging percentage in 2006. He also was 23-for-27 on stolen bases this season."

That's pretty impressive. I hope he is the 2006 version. We can use some corner power and speed.

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