Cardinals Sign Top Draft Pick Scott Hurst

Three Additional Players Join List of Cardinals 2017 Signees

      ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 28, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of three more players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, as well as one non-drafted free agent who have agreed to terms with the organization, highlighted by the Cardinals top pick, outfielder Scott Hurst. Two pitchers, one outfielder and one infielder are among the latest players who have signed and passed physicals with St. Louis.

Hurst, the Cardinals’ third round pick, gives the organization five of their top eight picks signed. The left-handed hitting junior outfielder from Cal State Fullerton was recently playing in the College World Series. Other draft selections in today’s announcement include Hurst’s teammate, Cal State Fullerton second baseman Taylor Bryant (33rd Round), and Torrance (Calif.) High School right-handed pitcher Alex Gallegos (35th Round).

The team also announced they have agreed to terms with non-drafted free-agent left-handed pitcher Austin Warner, a 22-year-old pitcher from the local River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League.

A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 33 players signed by St. Louis can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign their selections 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.
  22. Thomas St. Clair (724)        RHP       R-R     6-1     186    Lenoir-Rhyne University                               Winston-Salem, N.C.
  23. Patrick Dayton (754)          LHP        L-L      6-0     170    Kent State University                                 La Jolla, Calif.
  24. Paul Balestrieri (784)         RHP       R-R     6-0     210    Cornell University                                 West Windsor, N.J.
  25. Kodi Whitley (814)              RHP       R-R     6-3     215    University of Mount Olive (N.C.)                 Clayton, N.C.
  26. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP       R-R     5-10   185    San Diego State University                           West Covina, Calif.
  27. Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B          L-R     5-8     180    Coastal Carolina University                          Chapel Hill, N.C.
  28. Alex Fagalde (904)               RHP       R-R     6-3     225    University of Calif.-Riverside                       El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  29. Saul Garza (934)                       C              R-R     6-3      220     Edinburg North HS                                         Edinburg, Texas
  30. Cameron Knight (964)        C              R-R     6-0     205    Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock                      Moore, Okla.
  31. Taylor Bryant (994)            2B          R-R     5-11   200    Cal State University, Fullerton                    La Quinta, Calif.
  32. Cory Malcom (1,024)           RHP       R-R     6-0     190    University of Arkansas-Little Rock           Elkhart, Ind.
  33. Alex Gallegos (1,054)          RHP       R-R     6-3     175    Torrance HS                                         Torrance, Calif.
  34. Michael Brdar (1,084)        SS           R-R     5-10   180    University of Michigan                                   Pleasanton, Calif.
  35. Adam Kerner (1,114)               C              R-R     5-11    175     Oaks Christian HS                                         Agoura Hills, Calif.
  36. Jim Voyles (1,144)                   RHP        R-R     6-7      205     Florida State University                                 Atlanta, Ga.
  37. Chris Hunt (1,174)               RHP       R-R     6-3     210    Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.                      Greenwood, Ark.
  38. 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.

Austin Warner                              LHP        L-L      5-10   170    Bellarmine (Ky.) College                               Louisville, Ky.

 

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