Day 1 Draft Recap

Jenifer Langosch/

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:

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. 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 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.

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

1 Comment

I believe we got some good picks this week. Notice that several are shortstops.
Usually the best athletes on a H.S. team are their shortstops. We need to get
going vs. Houston. We have two great hitters, besides Yady, that sometime
puzzle me. They will take 3rd. strikes with runners in scoring position or take
the lamest of all lame swings with the tying run on. I believe it is called focus
or the lack of it. The pitching has gotten to be a nightmare. That is the key.

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