Cardinal News Release: Cardinals Sign Second and Third Round Picks

ST. LOUIS, June 29, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals have signed their second and third round MLB Draft picks Bryce Denton and Harrison Bader as well as four additional players bringing the club’s total draft picks signed to 29 and the overall total to 34.

Denton, the club’s second round selection and 66th overall, was drafted as a third baseman out of Ravenwood High School in Tennessee. Bader, an outfielder from the University of Florida, was the Cardinals third round pick and the 100th overall selection in the Draft.

Joining Denton and Bader are LHP Ian Oxnevad (8th Round), RHP Max Almonte (16th Round), C Chris Chinea (17th Round) and RHP Luke Harrison (35th Round).

The Cardinals have until July 17 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2015 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SIGNEES (BOLD = Signed Today)

Rd., Player (overall pick), Pos., B-T, Ht., Wt., School, Hometown
1. Nick Plummer (23), CF, L-L, 5-10, 200, Brother Rice (MI) HS, Lathrup Village, Mich.
1A. Jake Woodford (39), RHP, R-R, 6-4, 210, Plant (FL) HS, Tampa, Fla.
2. Bryce Denton (66), 3B, R-R, 6-0, 191, Ravenwood (TN) HS, Brentwood, Tenn.
3. Harrison Bader (100), OF, R-R, 6-0, 195, University of Florida, Bronxville, N.Y.
3A. Jordan Hicks (105), RHP, R-R, 6-2, 185, Cypress Creek (TX) HS, Houston, Texas
4. Paul DeJong (131), LF, R-R, 6-1, 195, Illinois State University, Antioch, Ill.
5. Ryan Helsley (161), RHP, R-R, 6-2, 205, Northeastern State (OK) University, Tahlequah, Okla.
6. Jacob Evans (191), LHP, L-L, 6-2, 215, University of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Okla.
7. Jesse Jenner (221), C, R-R, 6-0, 205, University of San Diego, Jamul, Calif.
8. Ian Oxnevad (251), LHP, R-L, 6-4, 205, Shorewood (WA) HS, Shoreline, Wash.  
9. Andrew Brodbeck (281), 2B, L-R, 5-10, 185, Flagler (FL) College, Palm Harbor, Fla.
13. Craig Aikin (401), OF, L-L, 5-10, 175, University of Oklahoma, Coppell, Texas
14. Carson Cross (431), RHP, R-R, 6-5, 210, University of Connecticut, Brentwood, N.H.
16. Max Almonte (491), RHP, R-R, 6-1, 205, Villanova (PA), Long Beach, N.Y.
17. Chris Chinea (521), C, R-R, 5-11, 220, Louisiana State University, Miami, Fla.
19. Ryan McCarvel (581), C, R-R, 6-3, 200, Howard (TX) College, Moreno Valley, Calif.
20. Luke Doyle (611), 2B, L-R, 6-0, 185, Yavapai (AZ) College, Phoenix, Ariz.
22. Hunter Newman (671), 1B, R-R, 6-2, 210, Trevecca Nazarene (TN) University, Chapmansboro, Tenn.
24. Daniel Martin (731), 2B, R-R, 5-11, 180, Azusa Pacific (CA) University, Escondido, Calif.
27. Greg Tomchick (821), RHP, R-R, 6-4, 200, Old Dominion (VA) University, Virginia Beach, Va.
29. Ben Yokley (881), RHP, R-R, 6-1, 190, United States Air Force Academy, Arvada, Colo.
32. Thomas Spitz (971), OF, R-R, 6-1, 185, Wingate (NC) University, West Chester, Pa.
33. Chandler Hawkins (1,001), LHP, R-L, 6-1, 190, Arkansas State University, Memphis, Tenn.
35. Luke Harrison (1,061), RHP, R-R, 6-4, 225, University of Indiana, Glenview, Ill.
36. Dylan Tice (1,091), 2B, S-R, 5-8, 190, West Chester (PA) University, Perkasie, Pa.
37. Stephen Zavala (1,121), C, R-R, 5-8, 175, Whittier (CA) College, Whittier, Calif.
38. Orlando Olivera (1,151), OF, R-R, 6-0, 230, Missouri Baptist College, Miami, Fla.
39. R.J. Dennard (1,181), 1B, L-R, 6-3, 230, Armstrong State (GA) University, Soperton, Ga.
40. Joey Hawkins (1,211), SS, R-R, 5-11, 180, Missouri State University, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS
Brady Bowen, LHP, R-L, 6-1, 155, Friends (KS) University, Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Riley Drongesen, C, R-R, 6-2, 215, Menlo (CA) College, Granite Bay, Calif.
Harley Holt, RHP, R-R, 6-0, 170, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii
Michael Polcyn, 3B, L-R, 6-3, 225, Ripon (WI) College, Ripon, Wisc.
Josh Swirchak, INF, R-R, 6-1, 180, Wilmington (DE) University, Manassas, Va.

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