Chicago Cubs Draft Casey Opitz in Round 8

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FAYETTEVILLE — Catcher Casey Opitz is going to the Chicago Cubs with the No. 244 pick in Round 8 of the 2021 MLB Draft.

Opitz was considered the best defensive catcher in college baseball. This season, he hits .257 with two home runs and 18 runs batted in. He stole six bases in as many attempts.

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