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Cubs select 50 players in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft
06/09/2007 12:30 PM ET
The Chicago Cubs completed the 2007 First-Year Player Draft having selected 50 players, including first round pick (third overall) Josh Vitters, a right-handed hitting third baseman from Cypress (Calif.) High School.

Overall, Chicago selected 22 pitchers (seven left-handers), 12 infielders, 10 outfielders and six catchers.

Vitters, the top-ranked position player out of high school by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus, batted .390 with nine homers and 29 RBI in 24 games in his senior season at Cypress, boasting an .890 slugging percentage.

Chicago selected right-handed pitcher Ryan Acosta, son of former Cubs pitching coach Oscar Acosta, in the 12th round out of Clearwater Central Catholic High School. With its 14th round pick, the club took left-handed hurler James Russell, son of former major league relief pitcher Jeff Russell. Outfielder Jordan Herr, selected in the 41st round, is the son of former major league second baseman Tommy Herr.

The Cubs selected East Aurora High School's Carlos Rivera, a right-handed hitting outfielder, with their 48th round selection.

Click here for a look at Chicago's selections from the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.

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