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UCLA 2B Chase Strumpf Taken in Second Round of MLB Draft by Chicago Cubs

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The second baseman celebrated being drafted by hitting a home run against LMU.

Chase Strumpf became the third UCLA Bruin drafted tonight when he was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the second round.
Joe Piechowski

The MLB Draft keeps on rolling for the UCLA Bruins baseball team, as second baseman Chase Strumpf became the third Bruin drafted tonight when the Chicago Cubs took him 64th overall.

Strumpf has struggled a bit this year. I’m using struggle relative to last year, as this year he still hit .281/.420/.462 on the year, with seven home runs and 38 RBIs. Still, scouts love what they see from Strumpf, especially his swing mechanics, which many believe will translate at the next level.

Of course, UCLA was playing tonight’s game against LMU when he was chosen and Strumpf managed to be drafted as he was walking up to bat with two runners on and two outs with the Bruins nursing a one-run lead. And, of course...

Sometimes, life is funny in that way.

Congratulations to Chase Strumpf on being drafted!


Go Bruins!