Cards Agree to Terms With 24 Players From 2018 Draft

NINE OF THE TEAM’S TOP 10 SELECTIONS HAVE REACHED AGREEMENT

 STLOUIS, Mo., June 14, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 24 players from last week’s amateur draft and one non-drafted free-agent.   Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 28 players, including nine of the team’s top 10 selections.

              In addition to the players listed below in BOLD, the Cardinals reached agreement today with non-drafted free-agent right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons (Adrian College, MI) who is the active career wins leader (40) among all NCAA Divisions, including a 23-game win streak.

2018 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – SIGNED/AGREED TO TERMS AS OF JUNE 14

      Rd.,  Player (overall pick)              Pos.      B-T     Ht     Wt.   School                               Hometown
  1. Nolan Gorman (19)                     3B        L-R     6-1    210   Sandra Day O’Connor (Ariz.) High School   Phoenix, Ariz.

     CBA.  Griffin Roberts (43)                   RHP      R-R     6-3    205   Wake Forest University                      Midlothian, Va.

Cmp2.  Luken Baker (75)                         1B       R-R     6-4    225   Texas Christian University                 Spring, Texas

  1. Mateo Gil (95)                               SS        R-R     6-2    190   Timber Creek (Texas) High School Keller, Texas
  2. Nick Dunn (153)                        2B       L-R   5-10  175   University of Maryland                   Sunbury, Pa.
  3. Edgar Gonzalez (183)           RHP     R-R    6-1    200   Fresno State University                   Newark, Calif.
  4. Brendan Donovan (213)       3B       L-R    6-1    195   University of South Alabama        Enterprise, Ala.
  5. Lars Nootbaar (243)                LF        L-R    6-3    210   University of Southern California                                                        El Segundo, Calif.
  6. Matt Duce (273)                          C         L-R   5-11  190   Dallas Baptist University               Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  7. Kevin Woodall, Jr. (303)        1B       R-R    6-6    240   Coastal Carolina University           Georgetown, S.C.
  8. Chris Holba (333)                   RHP     R-R    6-3    210   East Carolina University                 O’Fallon, Ill.
  9. Francisco Justo (363)            RHP     R-R    6-4    205   Monroe College (N.Y.)                       Bronx, N.Y.                                                     
  10. Samuel “Evan” Sisk (483)    LHP      L-L     6-2    209   College of Charleston                        Chester, S.C.
  11. Kyle Leahy (513)                    RHP      S-R    6-5    200   Colorado Mesa University              Boulder, Colo.                                               
  12. Cole Aker (543)                       RHP     R-R    6-2    205   University of Tampa                         Kernersville, N.C.
  13. Josh Shaw (573)                         2B       R-R    6-1    195   St. John’s University                          Wayne, N.J.
  14. Kevin Vargas (663)                   SS        R-R    6-1    175   International Baseball Academy                Ceiba, Puerto Rico
  15. Michael Baird (693)              RHP     R-R    6-5    210   Southern Illinois University-Carbondale                                                     Parker, Colo.
  16. Eli Kraus (723)                         LHP      L-L     6-1    190   Kent State University                       Medina, Ohio
  17. Troy Montemayor (753)      RHP     R-R    6-1    160   Baylor University                               San Antonio, Texas
  18. Connor Coward (783)            RHP     R-R    6-0    200   Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)                              Pittsburgh, Pa.
  19. Perry DellaValle (813)         RHP     R-R    6-0    195   Seton Hill (Pa.) University             North Royalton, Ohio
  20. Justin Toerner (843)               CF        L-L   5-10  165   California State University-Northridge                                                      Temecula, Calif.
  21. Ty Cohen (933)                        RHP     R-R    6-1    195   Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)                               Woodstock, Ga.
  22. Brandon Purcell (963)             C         R-R    6-1    205   Georgia College and State University                                                       Glennville, Ga.
  23. Chris Rivera (993)                  RHP     R-R    5-9    175   Long Beach State University         Watsonville, Calif.
  24. Christian Caudle (1,113)        C        R-R    6-4    230   Texas A&M University-Kingsville                                                        Klein, Texas
  25. Andrew Warner (1,203)        RF       R-R    6-2    225   Columbia (Mo.) College                    Lee’s Summit, Mo.

  NDFA  Tommy Parsons                       RHP     R-R    6-5    185   Adrian (Mich.) College                     New Albany, Ohio

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