Cardinals Sign Four More Players to Professional Contracts

35TH AND 36TH ROUND SELECTIONS AND TWO NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

ST. LOUIS, MO – June 20, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month’s amateur draft.

Agreeing to terms today were third baseman from the University of Pittsburgh, Liam Sabino (35th round); third baseman from the University of California-Irvine, Cole Kreuter (36th round) and two non-drafted free agents, right-handed pitcher Jacob Sylvester out of Mid-America Nazarene and catcher Joe Freiday, Jr., from Virginia Tech.

Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 36 players.  Six of the 41 draft picks remained unsiged, with three of the players still participating in the NCAA Division 1 College World Series, Texas Tech’s Steven Gingery (4th round) and North Carolina’s Brandon Riley (14th round) and Zack Gahagan (39th round).

 

  1. LOUIS CARDINALS 2018 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT (BOLD = SIGNED) – THROUGH JUNE 20, 2018
       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. Steven Gingery (123)                     LHP        R-L      6-2      190    Texas Tech University                                                                Huntington Beach, Calif.
  3.    Nick Dunn (153)                               2B         L-R     5-10    175    University of Maryland                                                                   Sunbury, Pa.
  4. Edgar Gonzalez (183)                   RHP       R-R      6-1      200    Fresno State University                                                                Newark, Calif.
  5. Brendan Donovan (213)               3B         L-R      6-1      195    University of South Alabama                                                                   Enterprise, Ala.
  6. Lars Nootbaar (243)                        LF          L-R      6-3      210    University of Southern California                                El Segundo, Calif.
  7. Matt Duce (273)                                C           L-R     5-11    190    Dallas Baptist University                                                                Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  8. Kevin Woodall, Jr. (303)               1B         R-R      6-6      240    Coastal Carolina University                                                                Georgetown, S.C.
  9. Chris Holba (333)                          RHP       R-R      6-3      210    East Carolina University                                                                  O’Fallon, Ill.
  10. Francisco Justo (363)                    RHP       R-R      6-4      205    Monroe College (N.Y.)      Bronx, N.Y.                                           
  11. Colin Schmid (393)                         LHP        L-L      6-1      195    Appalachian State University                                                                New Bern, N.C.
  12. Brandon Riley (423)                         CF         L-R      6-0      170    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill           Burlington, N.C.
  13. Mike Brettell (453)                         RHP       R-R      6-3      195    Central Michigan University                                                                Fonthill, Ontario (Canada)
  14. Samuel “Evan” Sisk (483)            LHP        L-L      6-2      209    College of Charleston                   Chester, S.C.
  15. Kyle Leahy (513)                             RHP       S-R      6-5      200    Colorado Mesa University                                                                Boulder, Colo.         
  16. Cole Aker (543)                               RHP       R-R      6-2      205    University of Tampa   Kernersville, N.C.
  17. Josh Shaw (573)                               2B         R-R      6-1      195    St. John’s University                                                                  Wayne, N.J.
  18. Parker Kelly (603)                          RHP       R-R      6-1      235    University of Oregon                                                       Portland, Ore.
  19. Michael Perri (633)                         SS         R-R      6-3      195    University San Francisco                                                                  Alameda, Calif.
  20. Kevin Vargas (663)                          SS         R-R      6-1      175    International Baseball Academy                                                                  Ceiba, Puerto Rico
  21. Michael Baird (693)                      RHP       R-R      6-5      210    Southern Illinois University-Carbondale                                                               Parker, Colo.
  22. Eli Kraus (723)                                  LHP        L-L      6-1      190    Kent State University                                                                 Medina, Ohio
  23. Troy Montemayor (753)             RHP       R-R      6-1      160    Baylor University                                                                San Antonio, Texas
  24. Connor Coward (783)                   RHP       R-R      6-0      200    Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) Pittsburgh, Pa.
  25. Perry DellaValle (813)                  RHP       R-R      6-0      195    Seton Hill (Pa.) University                                                                North Royalton, Ohio
  26. Justin Toerner (843)                        CF          L-L     5-10    165    California State University-Northridge                                                              Temecula, Calif.
  27. Alerick Soularie (873)                      RF         R-R      6-0      175    San Jacinto-North (Texas) JC             Humble, Texas
  28. Kendrick Calilao (903)                     OF         R-R      6-1      200    The First Academy (FL)          Kissimmee, Fla.
  29. Ty Cohen (933)                                RHP       R-R      6-1      195    Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) Woodstock, Ga.
  30. Brandon Purcell (963)                     C          R-R      6-1      205    Georgia College and State University                                                                Glennville, Ga.
  31. Chris Rivera (993)                           RHP       R-R      5-9      175    Long Beach State University                                                                Watsonville, Calif.
  32.    Benito Santiago (1,023)                  C           L-R      6-0      190    University of Tennessee                                                               Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  33. Liam Sabino (1,053)                        3B         R-R      6-0      191    University of Pittsburgh                                                               New York City, N.Y.
  34. Cole Kreuter (1,083)                       3B         R-R      6-0      190    University of California-Irvine      Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  35. Christian Caudle (1,113)                C          R-R      6-4      230    Texas A&M University-Kingsville                                                                    Klein, Texas
  36. Jaden Hill (1,143)                            RHP       R-R      6-3      210    Ashdown Senior (Ark.) High School    Ashdown, Ark.
  37. Zack Gahagan (1,173)                     3B         R-R      6-1      195    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill           Fletcher, N.C.
  38. 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 (MI) College                                                   New Albany, Ohio

   NDFA   Jacob Sylvester                               RHP       R-R      6-7      235    MidAmerica Nazarene University                                                                  Lenexa, Kan.

   NDFA   Joe Freiday, Jr.                                   C          R-R      6-4      240    Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)      Lakeville, Mass.

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