Cardinals Sign Six Additional Draft Picks From 2017 Class

Two Non-Drafted Free-Agents Also Join Cardinals Organization

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 22, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of six more players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the organization.  Five pitchers, two outfielders and a catcher are among the latest players who have signed and passed physicals with St. Louis.

Seventh round selection CF Chase Pinder joins fifth round pick Zach Kirtley as the two highest 2017 draft pick signed by St. Louis, and gives the team four of their top eight picks signed.  Other draft selections joining Pinder in today’s announcement include LHP Andrew Summerville (12th Round), OF Terry Fuller (15th Round), LHP Jake Dahlberg (21st Round), RHP Alex Fagalde (30th Round) and RHP Cory Malcom (34th Round).

The team also announced they have agreed to terms with two non-drafted, free-agents: RHP Gabriel Gentner, a senior out of Cal State University, Los Angeles, and C Robbie Coman, a fifth-year senior from the University of Virginia.

A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 29 players signed by St. Louis 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.

 

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Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1. Kevin Hamann (664)         RHP       R-R    6-3     180    Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) College   Bend, Ore.
  2. Evan Guillory (694)           RHP       R-R    6-3     205    University of Louisiana-Lafayette            Jennings, La.
  3. Thomas St. Clair (724)      RHP       R-R    6-1     186    Lenoir-Rhyne University                Winston-Salem, N.C.
  4. Patrick Dayton (754)        LHP       L-L     6-0     170    Kent State University                     La Jolla, Calif.
  5. Paul Balestrieri (784)       RHP       R-R    6-0     210    Cornell University                     West Windsor, N.J.
  6. Kodi Whitley (814)            RHP       R-R    6-3     215    University of Mount Olive (N.C.)  Clayton, N.C.
  7. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP       R-R    5-10  185    San Diego State University             West Covina, Calif.
  8. Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B      L-R     5-8     180                                                        Coastal Carolina University                   Chapel Hill, N.C.
  9. Alex Fagalde (904)             RHP       R-R    6-3     225    University of Calif.-Riverside        El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  10. Saul Garza (934)                    C             R-R    6-3     220     Edinburg North HS                             Edinburg, Texas
  11. Cameron Knight (964)      C             R-R    6-0     205    Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock       Moore, Okla.
  12. Taylor Bryant (994)             2B          R-R    5-11   200     Cal State University, Fullerton         La Quinta, Calif.
  13. Cory Malcom (1,024)        RHP       R-R    6-0     190    University of Arkansas-Little Rock                           Elkhart, Ind.
  14. Alex Gallegos (1,054)           RHP       R-R    6-3     175     Torrance HS                             Torrance, Calif.
  15. Michael Brdar (1,084)      SS           R-R    5-10  180    University of Michigan                       Pleasanton, Calif.
  16. Adam Kerner (1,114)           C             R-R    5-11   175     Oaks Christian HS                             Agoura Hills, Calif.
  17. Jim Voyles (1,144)                RHP       R-R    6-7     205     Florida State University                     Atlanta, Ga.
  18. Chris Hunt (1,174)             RHP       R-R    6-3     210    Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.                          Greenwood, Ark.
  19. 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               

Robbie Coman                            C             R-R    6-1     200    University of Virginia                      Lake Worth, Fla.

Gabriel Gentner                         RHP       R-R    6-1     220    Cal State University, Los Angeles Eastvale, Calif.

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

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