July 3, 2017

Cardinals ink Robertson, two prep draft picks

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 2, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of three additional players from the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Kramer Robertson, the Cardinals fourth round pick out of Louisiana State University, is a 5-foot-10, 166 lb., senior shortstop who was recognized as a Third Team All-American and Second Team All-SEC selection this season. Robertson was batting .319 with eight homers, three triples, 18 doubles, 43 RBI and a Division 1-leading 83 runs scored for the Tigers, who competed in the College World Series.  As a junior, Robertson was voted Second Team All-American and First Team All-SEC before selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round of the of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Prior to LSU, Robertson was an All-American and All-State infielder at Midway High School in Waco, Texas, also playing quarterback for the football team and point guard for the basketball squad. His mother, Kim Mulkey, is the head women’s basketball coach at Baylor University and was a 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in basketball in Los Angeles, Calif. His father, Randy, played quarterback at Louisiana Tech.
Wilberto Rivera, the Cardinals eighth round pick out of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Florida, Puerto Rico, is a 6-foot-3, 207 pound, right-handed pitcher. The 18-year-old originally committed to play next season at Florida International University.
The team also announced they have agreed to terms with third baseman Donivan Williams, (14th Round), who will forgo his scholarship to Illinois State University.  The 6-foot-0, 190-pound Williams played shortstop at Harold L Richards (Ill.) High School, hitting .513 with 10 homers, four triples, 17 doubles, 47 runs and 49 RBI.
A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 38 players signed by St. Louis can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign their selections from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – RECAP (BOLD = Signed)

Rd., Player (overall pick)              Pos.        B-T         Ht.          Wt.         School                                                   Hometown                     
  3.  Scott Hurst (94)                        CF           L-R         5-10       175        Cal State University, Fullerton    Glendora, Calif.
  4.  Kramer Robertson (124)      SS            R-R        5-10       166        Louisiana State University           McGregor, Texas
  5.  Zach Kirtley (154)                    2B          R-R         6-1         190        St. Mary’s (Calif.) College               Highland, Calif.             
  6.  Zach Jackson (184)                  C              L-R         6-3         215        Winter Haven (Fla.) HS                  Haines City, Fla.
  7.  Chase Pinder (214)                  CF           R-R         6-1         190        Clemson University                         Poquoson, Va.
  8.  Wilberto Rivera (244)            RHP       R-R         6-3         207        Carlos Beltran Baseball Acad.     Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  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 Univ.            Sarasota, Fla.
12. Andrew Summerville (364)                 LHP        L-L          6-3         195        Stanford University                         Seattle, Wash.
13. Jacob Patterson (394)             LHP        R-L         6-2         190        Texas Tech University                    Garland, Texas
14. Donivan Williams (424)         3B                          R-R         6-0         190        Harold L. Richards HS                     Oak Lawn, Ill.
15. Terriez “Terry” Fuller (454)   LF         L-R         6-4         240        Griffin HS                                             Griffin, Ga.
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.
18. Shane McCarthy (544)                 RHP        R-R         6-2          190         Seton Hall University                         Fair Haven, N.J.
19. Irving Lopez (574)                   2B          S-R         5-10       170        Florida International Univ.          Yuma, Ariz.
20. Brandon Benson (604)           OF           R-R         6-1         195        Georgia College & State Univ.      Loganville, Ga.
21. Jake Dahlberg (634)                                LHP        L-L          6-0         205        University of Illinois-Chicago       Vancouver, Wash.
22. Kevin Hamann (664)               RHP       R-R         6-3         180        Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) Coll.                Bend, Ore.
23. Evan Guillory (694)                 RHP       R-R         6-3         205        Univ. 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.
27. Kodi Whitley (814)                  RHP       R-R         6-3         215        University of Mount Olive (N.C.) Clayton, N.C.
28. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844)   RHP       R-R         5-10       185        San Diego State University           West Covina, Calif.
29.  Wood (John) Myers (874)     2B          L-R         5-8         180        Coastal Carolina University          Chapel Hill, N.C.
30. Alex Fagalde (904)                   RHP       R-R         6-3         225        University of Calif.-Riverside       El Dorado Hills, Calif.
31. Saul Garza (934)                           C              R-R         6-3          220         Edinburg North HS                             Edinburg, Texas
32. Cameron Knight (964)            C              R-R         6-0         205        Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock      Moore, Okla.
33. Taylor Bryant (994)                2B          R-R         5-11       200        Cal State University, Fullerton    La Quinta, Calif.
34. Cory Malcom (1,024)               RHP       R-R         6-0         190        Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock      Elkhart, Ind.
35. Alex Gallegos (1,054)              RHP       R-R         6-3         175        Torrance HS                                       Torrance, Calif.
36. Michael Brdar (1,084)            SS           R-R         5-10       180        University of Michigan                   Pleasanton, Calif.
37. Adam Kerner (1,114)                   C              R-R         5-11        175         Oaks Christian HS                               Agoura Hills, Calif.
38. Jim Voyles (1,144)                    RHP       R-R         6-7         205        Florida State University                Atlanta, Ga.
39. Chris Hunt (1,174)                   RHP       R-R         6-3         210        Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.      Greenwood, Ark.
40. Austin Pollock (1,204)                LHP        L-L          6-3          183         Lincoln HS                                            Tallahassee, Fla.


2017 NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS
Rd., Player (overall pick)              Pos.        B-T         Ht.          Wt.         School                                                   Hometown                     
Robbie Coman                                   C              R-R        6-1         200        University of Virginia                     Lake Worth, Fla.
Gabriel Gentner                                                RHP       R-R         6-1         220        Cal State Univ., Los Angeles          Eastvale, Calif.
Joe Gomez                                            C              S-R         6-0         190        University of Miami (Fla.)             Wellington, Fla.
Austin Warner                                  LHP        L-L          5-10       170        Bellarmine (Ky.) College               Louisville, Ky.