Day 1 Draft Recap
In what manager Mike Matheny called arguably the most important Draft day in franchise history, the Cardinals made five of the first 60 selections in MLB’s First-Year Player Draft. The organization went college-heavy, with four of its five picks coming out of at least his third college season. It wasn’t until the team’s final pick of the night that it took a high school player.
To read more on the five picks, I encourage you to visit these links:
- An overview of the Cardinals’ night, with particular emphasis on what the Cardinals netted as compensation for losing Albert Pujols
- The Cardinals’ second-round pick — James Ramsey — has drawn widespread comparisons to Tim Tebow. Here’s why.
- With their final two picks of the night, the Cardinals take a stretch, and they nab a young catcher.
The Draft will continue with Rounds 2-10 on Tuesday. It then wraps up on Wednesday, with a blitz of picks until 40 rounds are completed. MLB.com will have a Draft tracker as well as on-site reports from Jonathan Mayo during these final two Draft days.
On a coverage note, associate reporter Mike Still is picking of Draft coverage from here. He will be posting updates on this blog, as well as writing stories for cardinals.com. I encourage you to look for all of it later in the day.
I’m heading out to spend a few off days with family. Will be back writing from Busch Stadium on Friday.
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