20 PLAYERS SIGNED OVERALL, INCLUDING SIX FROM THE TOP 10 ROUNDS
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 15, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have signed 2016 first round pick, 33rd overall selection, Dylan Carlson, as well as 19 additional players, to minor league contracts.
Carlson, an outfielder from Elk Grove High School in California, was the Cardinals second pick in the first round in this year’s draft. Joining Carlson as draft picks signed today were 4th rounder Jeremy Martinez, a catcher from the University of Southern California, and shortstop Tommy Edman out of Stanford University.
Six of the Cardinals 12 picks in the Top 10 rounds were signed today as well as one non-drafted free agent, righthanded pitcher Levi MaVorhies out of Kansas State University.
The Cardinals have until July 15 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
2016 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SIGNEES
Rd., Player (overall pick) Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown
- Dylan Carlson (33) OF S/L 6-3 195 Elk Grove (Calif.) HS Elk Grove, Calif.
- Jeremy Martinez (136) C R/R 5-11 200 University of Southern California Fountain Valley, Calif.
- Tommy Edman (196) SS S/R 5-10 180 Stanford University San Diego, Calif.
- Sam Tewes (256) RHP R/R 6-5 200 Wichita State University Lincoln, Neb.
- Matthew Fiedler (286) OF R/R 5-11 200 University of Minnesota Eagan, Minn.
- Danny Hudzina (316) 3B R/R 5-11 185 Western Kentucky University Palm City, Fla.
- Shane Billings (406) OF R/R 5-11 190 Wingate (N.C.) College Kernersville, N.C.
- Vincent Jackson (436) OF L/L 6-4 200 University of Tennessee McDonough, Ga.
- Tyler Lancaster (496) C L/R 6-3 225 Spartanburg Methodist (S.C) Coll. Irmo, S.C.
- Daniel Castano (586) LHP L/L 6-4 230 Baylor University Austin, Texas
- Mick Fennell (676) OF L/R 5-10 190 California University (Pa.) Butler, Pa.
- Anthony Ciavarella (736) LHP L/L 6-0 180 Monmouth (N.J.) University Phillipsburg, N.J.
- Spencer Trayner (766) RHP R/R 6-0 185 University of North Carolina Tampa, Fla.
- Mike O’Reilly (826) RHP R/R 6-1 195 Flagler (Fla.) College Wading River, N.Y.
- Leland Tilley (976) RHP R/R 6-3 215 Bellevue (Neb.) University Exeter, Calif.
- Caleb Lopes (1,006) 2B R/R 5-8 195 University of West Georgia Mobile, Ala.
- Jonathon Mulford (1,036) RHP R/R 6-2 210 Adelphi (N.Y.) University Massapequa, N.Y.
- Andy Young (1,126) 3B R/R 6-0 195 Indiana State University Fargo, N.D.
- Robert Calvano (1,156) RHP R/R 6-2 225 University of Nebraska-Omaha Kansas City, Mo.
NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENT
Levi MaVorhies RHP R-R 6-2 205 Kansas State University Freeland, Wash.