Cardinals Sign Seven More Draft Picks Pushing Total To 23

ORGANIZATION HAS SIGNED 28 PLAYERS INCLUDING FIVE NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 16, 2015The St. Louis Cardinals have signed seven more draft picks including two from the Top 10 rounds, bringing their total draft picks signed to 23 and the overall total to 28.

                Jacob Evans (6th Round), a left-handed pitcher from the University of Oklahoma, and Jesse Jenner (7th Round), a catcher from the University of San Diego, signed giving the Cardinals 8-of-12 signees in the Top 10 rounds.

RHP Carson Cross (14th Round), INF Daniel Martin (24th Round), RHP Greg Tomchick (27th Round), OF Thomas Spitz (32nd Round) andINF R.J. Dennard (39th Round) round out the draft picks signed today.

Two non-drafted free agents were signed in right-handed pitcher Harley Holt from Hawaii Pacific University and left-handed hitting third baseman, Michael Polcyn, from Ripon College in Wisconsin.

The Cardinals have until July 17 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2015 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SIGNEES (BOLD = Signed Today)

Rd., Player (overall pick)                           Pos.              B-T         Ht.           Wt.         School                                                                                      Hometown                                     
  1. Nick Plummer (23)                           CF                  L-L          5-10       200         Brother Rice (MI) HS                                                     Lathrup Village, Mich.

1A. Jake Woodford (39)                                    RHP              R-R         6-4          210         Plant (FL) HS                                                                        Tampa, Fla.

3A. Jordan Hicks (105)                                      RHP              R-R         6-2          185         Cypress Creek (TX) HS                                                  Houston, Texas

  1. Paul DeJong (131)                          LF                  R-R         6-1          195         Illinois State University                                               Antioch, Ill.
  2. Ryan Helsley (161)                          RHP              R-R         6-2          205         Northeastern State (OK) University                    Tahlequah, Okla.
  3. Jacob Evans (191)                          LHP              L-L          6-2         215        University of Oklahoma                                           Broken Arrow, Okla.
  4. Jesse Jenner (221)                          C                     R-R         6-0         205        University of San Diego                                            Jamul, Calif.
  5. Andrew Brodbeck (281)                          2B                  L-R          5-10       185         Flagler (FL) College                            Palm Harbor, Fla.
  6. Craig Aikin (401)                          OF                  L-L          5-10       175         University of Oklahoma                       Coppell, Texas
  7. Carson Cross (431)                          RHP             R-R         6-5         210        University of Connecticut                    Brentwood, N.H.
  8. Ryan McCarvel (581)                          C                     R-R         6-3          200         Howard (TX) College                        Moreno Valley, Calif.
  9. Luke Doyle (611)                          2B                  L-R          6-0          185         Yavapai (AZ) College                         Phoenix, Ariz.
  10. Hunter Newman (671)                          1B                  R-R         6-2          210         Trevecca Nazarene (TN) University                   Chapmansboro, Tenn.
  11. Daniel Martin (731)                          2B                 R-R         5-11      180        Azusa Pacific (CA) University                     Escondido, Calif.
  12. Greg Tomchick (821)                          RHP             R-R         6-4         200        Old Dominion (VA) University                     Virginia Beach, Va.
  13. Ben Yokley (881)                          RHP              R-R         6-1          190         United States Air Force Academy                        Arvada, Colo.
  14. Thomas Spitz (971)                          OF                 R-R         6-1         185        Wingate (NC) University                     West Chester, Pa.
  15. Chandler Hawkins (1,001)                     LHP              R-L          6-1          190         Arkansas State University                     Memphis, Tenn.
  16. Dylan Tice (1,091)                        2B                  S-R          5-8          190         West Chester (PA) University                     Perkasie, Pa.
  17. Stephen Zavala (1,121)                        C                     R-R         5-8          175         Whittier (CA) College                        Whittier, Calif.
  18. Orlando Olivera (1,151)                        OF                  R-R         6-0          230         Missouri Baptist College                        Miami, Fla.
  19. R.J. Dennard (1,181)                        1B                 L-R          6-3         230        Armstrong State (GA) University                     Soperton, Ga.
  20. Joey Hawkins (1,211)                        SS                   R-R         5-11       180         Missouri State University                     Whitby, Ontario, Canada

NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

       Brady Bowen                                                   LHP              R-L          6-1          155         Friends (KS) University                                               Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Riley Drongesen                                             C                     R-R         6-2          215         Menlo (CA) College                                                           Granite Bay, Calif.

       Harley Holt                                                       RHP             R-R         6-0         170        Hawaii Pacific University                                        Honolulu, Hawaii

       Michael Polcyn                                              3B                 L-R          6-3         225        Ripon (WI) College                                                       Ripon, Wisc.

Josh Swirchak                                                  INF               R-R         6-1          180         Wilmington (DE) University                                     Manassas, Va.

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