Cubs Scouting Director Tim Wilken has been known to go off the board in recent MLB drafts, picking guys like Hayden Simpson and Tyler Colvin hundreds of spots ahead of where they were projected to go. He pulled another wild card out of the hat on Tuesday in the second round, reaching for Chris Farley look-alike Daniel Vogelbach, who at 5’11” tips the scales at 280 lbs.
Wilken believes the Cubs may have found a diamond in the rough.
“We found Daniel living in a van down by the river,” said Wilken. “He can cast a reel and skip rocks with the best of them.”
Wilken explained that Vogelbach was not, however, drafted for his fishing skills or potential on the baseball field, but instead for the comedic relief he will bring to an otherwise moribund Cubs clubhouse.
“You should see this guy fall through tables, it’s frinkin’ hilarious,” added Wilken. “And when he does his Chippendales routine, the guys go rolling on the floor in laughter. Man, I thought Dempster was a clown. This guy tops his act.”
By Jeremy Barewin