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Cubs prospect Interview: Christian Donahue

The infielder signed with the Cubs in 2017 as an undrafted free agent.

I finally broke my streak, and interviewed a Cubs hitting prospect. Christian Donahue was very generous with his time on a recent Monday night, and we talked “the island,” player development, and Oregon State baseball, as well as his career.

TH: Thanks for taking some time to talk with my readers today.

CD: Not a problem.

TH: You’re from Hawaii. As regionalism would seem less there than on the mainland, how does someone end up choosing a squad on the island?

CD: Quite a bit of it ends up being individual player-based. Whichever guy you like, that ends up being your squad. There’s a bunch of band-wagoning, and some Yankees/Red Sox stuff, and the Angels get quite a bit of attention. However, a bunch of it is player-based. Also, quite a bit of canoe/paddling interest.

TH: You played at Oregon State, along with first-rounders Nick Madrigal and Trevor Larnach. Adley Rutschman, the primary catcher, might be the 1-1 guy this June. What sticks out about them?

CD: Rutschman has an incredible work ethic. As well as smoothly running the pitching staff, he’s a switch-hitter that hit over …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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