The Cardinals Draft Tracker

For years, I created a draft tracker for all MLB teams which would show who was take, if players have signed, how much they were signed for, and the teams’ spending. Since my general baseball writing days are done, I’ve stopped following the draft like I used to; I still follow it for the Cardinals.

Below is anything and everything related to the Cardinals draft; players, spending, breakdowns, etc. I will update it as much as possible; after the draft, it should be updated daily with signing information.

Draft Notes:

  • The deadline to sign picks is July 15; only college seniors can sign past that date and their deadline is next year’s draft.
  • The Cardinals draft pool is $9,143,300 this year; the draft pool is the amount they have allotted for the first 10 rounds (12 picks this year).
  • Once the Cardinals spend over their $9+ million, they will be assessed penalties. The Cardinals have exceed their pool by just under 5% threshold since this system was put in place; they are taxed 100% on the overage. That 5% threshold puts their anticipated spending at $9,600,500. Anything over 5% includes the 100% tax and potential lost picks in the future.
  • Picks in rounds 1 through 10 receive a recommended slot amount; those are not firm totals, as long as they don’t exceed the bonus pool. Typically, team take guys that will receive above slot bonuses in the first 3 rounds, then sign some college seniors for lower bonus amounts to balance out their spending.
  • Picks in the first 3 rounds are protected. Picks in rounds 1 and 2 that do not sign will net the team an additional pick in the following years draft at the same place (if the Cards do not sign their second round pick this year – #70 overall – they will receive pick #71 in 2017). Unsigned picks from the third round will net a team a pick at the end of the third round in the next draft (so if the Cards don’t sign pick 106 overall, they will receive a pick at the end of 2017’s third round). Anything after the third round is not protected.
  • Picks after round 10 receive a slot amount of $100,000; if a player signs for more than that amount, that overage is included in the bonus pool. So, the 11th round pick received a $150,000 bonus; $50,000 taken away from the $9,143,300 the Cardinals have to spend.

Updated: 07/18/2016

Round Pick Player Pos School State Slot Signed Difference
1 23 Delvin Perez SS International Baseball Academy PR $2,222.5 $2,222.5 $-
1 33 Dylan Carlson OF Elk Grove HS CA $1,909.5 $1,350.0 $(559.5)
1 34 Dakota Hudson RHP Mississippi MS $1,878.0 $2,000.0 $122.0
2 70 Connor Jones RHP Virginia VA $920.1 $1,100.0 $179.9
3 106 Zac Gallen RHP North Carolina NC $563.1 $563.1 $-
4 136 Jeremy Martinez C USC CA $421.6 $600.0 $178.4
5 166 Walker Robbins OF George County HS MS $315.6 $450.0 $134.4
6 196 Tommy Edman SS Stanford CA $236.4 $236.4 $-
7 226 Andrew Knizner C North Carolina State NC $185.3 $185.3 $-
8 256 Sam Tewes RHP Wichita State KS $172.9 $100.0 $(72.9)
9 286 Matt Fiedler OF Minnesota MN $161.7 $100.0 $(61.7)
10 316 Danny Hudzina 3B Western Kentucky KY $156.6 $3.0 $(153.6)
11 346 John Kilichowski LHP Vanderbilt TN $100.0 $200.0 $100.0
12 376 Brady Walen SS Union HS WA $100.0 $475.0 $375.0
13 406 Shane Billings OF Wingate NC $100.0 $50.0 $-
14 436 Vincent Jackson OF Tennessee TN $100.0 $- $-
15 466 J.R. Davis 2B Oklahoma State OK $100.0 $- $-
16 496 Tyler Lancaster C Spartanburg Methodist JC SC $100.0 $- $-
17 526 Matt Ellis RHP UC Riverside CA $100.0 $- $-
18 556 Austin Sexton RHP Mississippi State MS $100.0 $- $-
19 586 Daniel Castano LHP Baylor TX $100.0 $130.0 $30.0
20 616 Stefan Trosclair 1B Louisiana Lafayette LA $100.0 $- $-
21 646 Cade Cabbiness OF Bixby HS OK $100.0 $- $-
22 676 Mick Fennell OF California U of Pennsylvania PA $100.0 $- $-
23 706 John Crowe OF Francis Marion SC $100.0 $- $-
24 736 Anthony Ciavarella LHP Monmouth NJ $100.0 $- $-
25 766 Spencer Trayner RHP North Carolina NC $100.0 $- $-
26 796 Eric Carter RHP Louisiana Lafayette LA $100.0 $- $-
27 826 Michael O’Reilly RHP Flagler FL $100.0 $- $-
28 856 Pat Krall LHP Clemson SC $100.0 $- $-
29 886 Noel Gonzalez RHP Lewis-Clark State ID $100.0 $- $-
30 916 Josh Burgmann RHP Vauxhall HS CAN $100.0 $- $-
31 946 Jonathan Murders 2B Bolivar HS MO $100.0 $200.0 $100.0
32 976 Leland Tilley RHP Bellevue NE $100.0 $- $-
33 1006 Caleb Lopes 2B West Georgia GA $100.0 $- $-
34 1036 Jonathan Mulford RHP Adelphi NY $100.0 $- $-
35 1066 Jackson Lamb RHP Michigan MI $100.0 $- $-
36 1096 Robbie Gordon RHP Maryville MO $100.0 $- $-
37 1126 Andy Young 3B Indiana State IN $100.0 $- $-
38 1156 Robert Calvano RHP Nebraska Omaha NE $100.0 $- $-
39 1186 Aaron Bond OF San Jacinto JC TX $100.0 $- $-
40 1216 Jeremy Ydens OF St. Francis HS CA $100.0 $- $-

Pool Info
Available Used Overage
$9,143.3 $9,515.3 $372.0
Available + 5% Used Overage
$9,600.5 $9,515.3 $(85.2)

Signing Info
Drafted Signed %
42 34 81%

Non-Drafted Free Agents

Player Pos School State
Yariel Gonzalez 3B University of Science and Arts OK
Levi MaVorhies RHP Kansas State KS
Anthony Shew RHP San Francisco CA
Keaton Siomkin RHP Cal – Berkley CA
Colton Thomas LHP New Mexico NM
Ross Vance LHP West Virginia WV

Links and Rumors
1.23: Perez signs at slot per Jim Callis.
1.33: Carlson signing per Callis.
1.34 Hudson signs per Callis.
2.70: Jones signed above slot per Callis.
3.106: Gallen signs per Callis.
4.136: Martinez signs above slot per Chris Cotillo.
5.166: Robbins signs above slot per Callis.
6.196: Edman signs per Callis.
7.226: Knizner signed per Brian Walton, who he noted from Callis.
8.256: Tewes signed per Callis under slot.
9.286: Fiedler signs per Callis.
10.316: Hudzina signs per Callis under slot.
11.346: Kilichowski received an over slot bonus per Callis.
12.376: Walen signs above slot per Jonathan Mayo.
19.586: Castano signs per Callis over slot.
The Cardinals have announced most picks and NDFAs in press releases; the exceptions are Perez (1), Hudson (1), Jones (2), Gallen (3), Kilichowski (11), Walen (12), and Y. Gonzalez (NDFA); still working on bonus info for those not listed. Murders (31) signed per Cardinals twitter; need confirmation on bonus.


Location
State Total %
AK 0 0%
AL 0 0%
AR 0 0%
AZ 0 0%
CA 5 12%
CO 0 0%
CT 0 0%
DC 0 0%
DE 0 0%
FL 1 2%
GA 1 2%
HI 0 0%
IA 0 0%
ID 1 2%
IL 0 0%
IN 1 2%
KS 1 2%
KY 1 2%
LA 2 5%
MA 0 0%
MD 0 0%
ME 0 0%
MI 1 2%
MN 1 2%
MO 2 5%
MS 3 7%
MT 0 0%
NC 4 10%
ND 0 0%
NE 2 5%
NH 0 0%
NJ 1 2%
NM 0 0%
NV 0 0%
NY 1 2%
OH 0 0%
OK 2 5%
OR 0 0%
PA 1 2%
RI 0 0%
SC 3 7%
SD 0 0%
TN 2 5%
TX 2 5%
UT 0 0%
VA 1 2%
VT 0 0%
WA 1 2%
WI 0 0%
WV 0 0%
WY 0 0%
PR 1 2%
CAN 1 2%

Positions
Position Total %
C 3 7%
1B 1 2%
2B 3 7%
3B 2 5%
SS 3 7%
OF 10 24%
RHP 16 38%
LHP 4 10%

Schooling
Type Total %
HS 8 19%
JuCo 2 5%
College 32 76%

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