Some things are pretty much deal breakers as far as how you rank prospective draftees for the Cardinals. If you have shown an ability to hit with a wood bat, for instance, that checks off a very important box. Meet Nick Dunn from the University of Maryland, the most recent St. Louis Draft pick and already a proven commodity with the lumber.
Dunn could very well be the double play partner with Delvin Perez when State College opens the season, as he already made two All-Star teams in the Cape Cod League and should sign quickly. His bat will dictate how fast he moves as lefty-hitting middle infielders are rare but for a fifth round selection – the Cards have aced their picks so far today.