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
- Scott Hurst (94) CF L-R 5-10 175 Cal State University, Fullerton Glendora, Calif.
- Kramer Robertson (124) SS R-R 5-10 166 Louisiana State University McGregor, Texas
- Zach Kirtley (154) 2B R-R 6-1 190 St. Mary’s (Calif.) College Highland, Calif.
- Zach Jackson (184) C L-R 6-3 215 Winter Haven (Fla.) HS Haines City, Fla.
- Chase Pinder (214) CF R-R 6-1 190 Clemson University Poquoson, Va.
- Wilberto Rivera (244) RHP R-R 6-3 207 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Naranjito, Puerto Rico
- Evan Kruczynski (274) LHP L-L 6-5 215 East Carolina University Franklin, Wis.
- Brett Seeburger (304) LHP L-L 6-2 225 San Diego State University Oceanside, Calif.
- Evan Mendoza (334) 3B R-R 6-2 200 North Carolina State University Sarasota, Fla.
- Andrew Summerville (364) LHP L-L 6-3 195 Stanford University Seattle, Wash.
- Jacob Patterson (394) LHP R-L 6-2 190 Texas Tech University Garland, Texas
- Donivan Williams (424) 3B R-R 6-0 190 Harold L. Richards HS Oak Lawn, Ill.
- Terriez “Terry” Fuller (454) LF L-R 6-4 240 Griffin HS Griffin, Ga.
- Jake Walsh (484) RHP R-R 6-1 192 Florida Southern College Indialantic, Fla.
- Will Latcham (514) RHP R-R 6-2 200 Coastal Carolina University Briarcliffe, Pa.
- Shane McCarthy (544) RHP R-R 6-2 190 Seton Hall University Fair Haven, N.J.
- Irving Lopez (574) 2B S-R 5-10 170 Florida International Univ. Yuma, Ariz.
- Brandon Benson (604) OF R-R 6-1 195 Georgia College & State Univ. Loganville, Ga.
- Jake Dahlberg (634) LHP L-L 6-0 205 University of Illinois-Chicago Vancouver, Wash.
- Kevin Hamann (664) RHP R-R 6-3 180 Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) College Bend, Ore.
- Evan Guillory (694) RHP R-R 6-3 205 University of Louisiana-Lafayette Jennings, La.
- Thomas St. Clair (724) RHP R-R 6-1 186 Lenoir-Rhyne University Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Patrick Dayton (754) LHP L-L 6-0 170 Kent State University La Jolla, Calif.
- Paul Balestrieri (784) RHP R-R 6-0 210 Cornell University West Windsor, N.J.
- Kodi Whitley (814) RHP R-R 6-3 215 University of Mount Olive (N.C.) Clayton, N.C.
- Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP R-R 5-10 185 San Diego State University West Covina, Calif.
- Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B L-R 5-8 180 Coastal Carolina University Chapel Hill, N.C.
- Alex Fagalde (904) RHP R-R 6-3 225 University of Calif.-Riverside El Dorado Hills, Calif.
- Saul Garza (934) C R-R 6-3 220 Edinburg North HS Edinburg, Texas
- Cameron Knight (964) C R-R 6-0 205 Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock Moore, Okla.
- Taylor Bryant (994) 2B R-R 5-11 200 Cal State University, Fullerton La Quinta, Calif.
- Cory Malcom (1,024) RHP R-R 6-0 190 University of Arkansas-Little Rock Elkhart, Ind.
- Alex Gallegos (1,054) RHP R-R 6-3 175 Torrance HS Torrance, Calif.
- Michael Brdar (1,084) SS R-R 5-10 180 University of Michigan Pleasanton, Calif.
- Adam Kerner (1,114) C R-R 5-11 175 Oaks Christian HS Agoura Hills, Calif.
- Jim Voyles (1,144) RHP R-R 6-7 205 Florida State University Atlanta, Ga.
- Chris Hunt (1,174) RHP R-R 6-3 210 Henderson State (Ark.) Univ. Greenwood, Ark.
- 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.