Cardinals Ink Seven Additional 2017 Drafted Players

Also Announce Signing of Non-Drafted Free-Agent Catcher out of Univ. of Miami

  ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of seven additional players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, a day following an announcement that they had agreed to terms on minor league contracts with 13 picks.  Five pitchers, two catchers and an infielder are among those announced today having signed.

Fifth round selection INF Zach Kirtley becomes the highest 2017 draft pick signed by St. Louis.  Other draft selections joining Kirtley in today’s signing round include LHP Jacob Patterson(13th Round), RHP Kevin Hamann (22nd Round), RHP Kodi Whitley (27th Round), RHP Cameron “CJ” Saylor (28th Round), C Cameron Knight (32nd Round) and RHP Christopher Hunt (39th Round).

The team also announced they have agreed to terms with non-drafted, free-agent catcher Joe Gomez, a senior out of the University of Miami (Fla.).

A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 21 players signed can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – RECAP (BOLD = Signed)

Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1. Scott Hurst (94)                    CF          L-R     5-10   175     Cal State University, Fullerton         Glendora, Calif.
  2. Kramer Robertson (124)    SS           R-R    5-10   166     Louisiana State University                                                        McGregor, Texas
  3. Zach Kirtley (154)             2B          R-R    6-1     190    St. Mary’s (Calif.) College                                                        Highland, Calif.       
  4. Zach Jackson (184)              C             L-R     6-3     215     Winter Haven (Fla.) HS                     Haines City, Fla.
  5. Chase Pinder (214)              CF          R-R    6-1     190     Clemson University                                                         Poquoson, Va.
  6. Wilberto Rivera (244)         RHP       R-R    6-3     207     Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy                                                        Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  7. Evan Kruczynski (274)    LHP       L-L     6-5     215    East Carolina University                 Franklin, Wis.
  8. Brett Seeburger (304)     LHP       L-L     6-2     225    San Diego State University                          Oceanside, Calif.
  9. Evan Mendoza (334)         3B          R-R    6-2     200    North Carolina State University   Sarasota, Fla.
  10. Andrew Summerville (364)               LHP    L-L     6-3     195                            Stanford University                     Seattle, Wash.
  11. Jacob Patterson (394)       LHP       R-L     6-2     190    Texas Tech University                     Garland, Texas
  12. Donivan Williams (424)      3B          R-R    6-0     190     Harold L. Richards HS                        Oak Lawn, Ill.
  13. Terriez “Terry” Fuller (454)              LF       L-R     6-4     240                            Griffin HS                             Griffin, Ga.
  14. Jake Walsh (484)                RHP       R-R    6-1     192    Florida Southern College                        Indialantic, Fla.
  15. Will Latcham (514)            RHP       R-R    6-2     200    Coastal Carolina University                     Briarcliffe, Pa.
  16. Shane McCarthy (544)         RHP       R-R    6-2     190     Seton Hall University                     Fair Haven, N.J.
  17. Irving Lopez (574)             2B          S-R     5-10  170    Florida International Univ.            Yuma, Ariz.
  18. Brandon Benson (604)     OF          R-R    6-1     195    Georgia College & State Univ.                          Loganville, Ga.
  19. Jake Dahlberg (634)              LHP       L-L     6-0     205     University of Illinois-Chicago               Vancouver, Wash.
  20. Kevin Hamann (664)         RHP       R-R    6-3     180    Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) College   Bend, Ore.
  21. Evan Guillory (694)           RHP       R-R    6-3     205    University of Louisiana-Lafayette            Jennings, La.

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Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1. Thomas St. Clair (724)      RHP       R-R    6-1     186    Lenoir-Rhyne University                Winston-Salem, N.C.
  2. Patrick Dayton (754)        LHP       L-L     6-0     170    Kent State University                     La Jolla, Calif.
  3. Paul Balestrieri (784)       RHP       R-R    6-0     210    Cornell University                     West Windsor, N.J.
  4. Kodi Whitley (814)            RHP       R-R    6-3     215    University of Mount Olive (N.C.)  Clayton, N.C.
  5. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP       R-R    5-10  185    San Diego State University             West Covina, Calif.
  6. Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B      L-R     5-8     180                                                        Coastal Carolina University                   Chapel Hill, N.C.
  7. Alex Fagalde (904)                RHP       R-R    6-3     225     University of California-Riverside  El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  8. Saul Garza (934)                    C             R-R    6-3     220     Edinburg North HS                             Edinburg, Texas
  9. Cameron Knight (964)      C             R-R    6-0     205    Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock       Moore, Okla.
  10. Taylor Bryant (994)             2B          R-R    5-11   200     Cal State University, Fullerton         La Quinta, Calif.
  11. Cory Malcom (1,024)           RHP       R-R    6-0     190     University of Arkansas-Little Rock Elkhart, Ind.
  12. Alex Gallegos (1,054)           RHP       R-R    6-3     175     Torrance HS                             Torrance, Calif.
  13. Michael Brdar (1,084)      SS           R-R    5-10  180    University of Michigan                       Pleasanton, Calif.
  14. Adam Kerner (1,114)           C             R-R    5-11   175     Oaks Christian HS                             Agoura Hills, Calif.
  15. Jim Voyles (1,144)                RHP       R-R    6-7     205     Florida State University                     Atlanta, Ga.
  16. Chris Hunt (1,174)             RHP       R-R    6-3     210    Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.                          Greenwood, Ark.
  17. Austin Pollock (1,204)         LHP       L-L     6-3     183     Lincoln HS                             Tallahassee, Fla.

 

2017 NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

Player                                            Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               

Joe Gomez                                    C             S-R     6-0     190    University of Miami (Fla.)                                                        Wellington, Fla.

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