Continuing a couple of trends from yesterday, the Cardinals used Round 4 on their first left-handed pitcher of the Draft. They also must hope that Steven Gingery has thrown his final pitch for Texas Tech, as that will be the only way he signs with St. Louis.
Much as in the case of Luken Baker, the Birds on the Bat are betting that injuries made their selections possible and starting a pro career with a dedicated team sways the decision. It is a risk for sure but one that certainly could pay off in the long run.
Gingery dominated the Big 12 last season, earning Pitcher of the Year honors before tearing his UCL back in February. MLB still ranked the California native at #69 overall, meaning the Cards are banking on being able to save some money today in order to sign him.