ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 19, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that 13 players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft have agreed to terms on minor league contracts and passed their physical. The newly signed players will join the Cardinals short-season clubs (State College and Johnson City) which begin play this week.
The highest pick to agree to terms is 9th round selection Evan Kruczynski, a left-handed pitcher out of East Carolina University. LHP Brett Seeburger (10th Round) and INF Evan Mendoza (11th Round) join Kruczynski as the highest picks from this year’s draft to sign to date.
A complete list of all 13 picks that have signed and passed their physical can be found below. The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
|2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT|
|Rd||Player (overall pick)||Pos.||B-T||Ht.||Wt.||School||Hometown|
|9||Evan Kruczynski (274)||LHP||L-L||6-5||215||East Carolina University||Franklin, Wis.|
|10||Brett Seeburger (304)||LHP||L-L||6-2||225||San Diego State University||Oceanside, Calif.|
|11||Evan Mendoza (334)||3B||R-R||6-2||200||North Carolina State University||Sarasota, Fla.|
|16||Jake Walsh (484)||RHP||R-R||6-1||192||Florida Southern College||Indialantic, Fla.|
|17||Will Latcham (514)||RHP||R-R||6-2||200||Coastal Carolina University||Briarcliffe, Pa.|
|19||Irving Lopez (574)||2B||S-R||5-10||170||Florida International University||Yuma, Ariz.|
|20||Brandon Benson (604)||OF||R-R||6-1||195||Georgia College & State University||Loganville, Ga.|
|23||Evan Guillory (694)||RHP||R-R||6-3||205||University of Louisiana-Lafayette||Jennings, La.|
|24||Thomas St. Clair (724)||RHP||R-R||6-1||186||Lenoir-Rhyne University||Winston-Salem, N.C.|
|25||Patrick Dayton (754)||LHP||L-L||6-0||170||Kent State University||La Jolla, Calif.|
|26||Paul Balestrieri (784)||RHP||R-R||6-0||210||Cornell University||West Windsor, N.J.|
|29||Wood (John) Myers (874)||2B||L-R||5-8||180||Coastal Carolina University||Chapel Hill, N.C.|
|36||Michael Brdar (1,084)||SS||R-R||5-10||180||University of Michigan||Pleasanton, Calif.|
To follow all of the Cardinal Draft signings, check here.