Andy Weber Officially Signs with Chicago CubsPosted: Updated:
Andy Weber officially became a member of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, as the former UVa second baseman signed with the team.
Weber made the announcement via his twitter account: "Officially a part of the @Cubs organization! #FlyTheW"
The Cubs selected Weber in the 5th round of the MLB Draft last month.
He was First Team All-Conference and Third Team All-American as a junior last year.
Weber led the 'Hoos in runs (42), hits (72), doubles (19), triples (3), home runs (5), and RBI (49).
His .344 batting average was the second-highest in the ACC.
Five out of UVa's six drafted players have signed before Friday's deadline, with only Cam Simmons remaining.
The outfielder was picked by the Rangers in the 15th round of the draft, after missing all of his junior season due to injury.
Members of the 2018 Team in Professional Baseball
Daniel Lynch (1st Round – 34th overall) – Kansas City Royals
Jake McCarthy (1st Round – 39th overall) – Arizona Diamondbacks
Andy Weber (5th Round – 158th overall) – Chicago Cubs
Derek Casey (9th Round – 278th overall) – Chicago Cubs
Bennett Sousa (10th Round – 288th overall) – Chicago White Sox
Cameron Simmons (15th Round – 449th overall) – Texas Rangers*
Mack Meyer (Free Agent) – San Francisco Giants
Caleb Knight (Free Agent) – Chicago Cubs
*Unsigned as of 7/4/18