After adding a potential number one type of prospect to the organization at #19, the Cardinals opted for a much different type of player with #43. Griffin Roberts won’t get the publicity of many other college hurlers drafted before him, but that doesn’t mean they will see the majors first.
Roberts is a former closer for Wake Forest who made the transition to starting look easy this year with a three-pitch mix. He throws a slider that is especially nasty and could be his ticket to St. Louis in the very near future.
It also is worth noting that no reports show that Roberts will be a tough player to sign although anything can happen before a contract becomes final. How fast the Birds on the Bat push him will also be interesting to watch this summer as relievers always come in handy down the stretch.
St. Louis has a good shot of making it a perfect 3-for-3 evening with one final selection left this evening. Check back later for the initial look at the newest member to the Cards’ family.