The most interesting thing about the Cubs press release announcing the signing of 2020 second-round pick Jordan Nwogu is their listing of how his last name is pronounced:
So now you know.
The 21-year old Nwogu, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, batted .334 (147-for-440) with 23 doubles, five triples, 20 homers, 79 RBI and 30 stolen bases in three seasons at the University of Michigan. He posted a .430 on-base percentage and .545 slugging mark, good for a career .975 OPS. In a shortened 15-game campaign this season, his junior year, he hit .353 (24-for-68) with one double and two homers.
In 2019, Nwogu was selected as an All-Big Ten First Team selection after batting .321 and establishing team-best marks with 58 runs scored, a .557 slugging mark and a .435 on-base percentage. Nwogu was named a Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-America in 2018.
There’s no word on where Nwogu might go for his introduction to pro ball. Here’s his tweet announcing he’s a Cub:
Now officially signed with the Chicago Cubs ✍ God is great! The journey to Wrigley begins ✊ pic.twitter.com/8Q0U6WIh17— Jordan Nwogu (@jg500087) July 21, 2020
Though the Cubs don’t officially announce how much draft choices have signed for, reports are that he signed for the full slot value, which is $678,000.
Welcome to the Cubs, Jordan!