Press Release: Cardinals Announce Signing Of 13 Draft Picks

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.

RdPlayer (overall pick)Pos.B-THt.Wt.SchoolHometown
9Evan Kruczynski (274)LHPL-L6-5215East Carolina UniversityFranklin, Wis.
10Brett Seeburger (304)LHPL-L6-2225San Diego State UniversityOceanside, Calif.
11Evan Mendoza (334)3BR-R6-2200North Carolina State UniversitySarasota, Fla.
16Jake Walsh (484)RHPR-R6-1192Florida Southern CollegeIndialantic, Fla.
17 Will Latcham (514)RHPR-R6-2200Coastal Carolina UniversityBriarcliffe, Pa.
19Irving Lopez (574)2BS-R5-10170Florida International UniversityYuma, Ariz.
20Brandon Benson (604)OFR-R6-1195Georgia College & State UniversityLoganville, Ga.
23Evan Guillory (694)RHPR-R6-3205University of Louisiana-LafayetteJennings, La.
24Thomas St. Clair (724)RHPR-R6-1186Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityWinston-Salem, N.C.
25Patrick Dayton (754)LHPL-L6-0170Kent State UniversityLa Jolla, Calif.
26Paul Balestrieri (784)RHPR-R6-0210Cornell UniversityWest Windsor, N.J.
29Wood (John) Myers (874)2BL-R5-8180Coastal Carolina UniversityChapel Hill, N.C.
36Michael Brdar (1,084)SSR-R5-10180University of MichiganPleasanton, Calif.


To follow all of the Cardinal Draft signings, check here.

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