Cardinals Press Release
Cardinals sign 1st round pick pitcher Rob Kaminsky; 31 drafted players and four non-drafted free agents have signed
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 18, 2013 - The St. Louis Cardinals signed nine players today including seven draft picks and two non-drafted free agents headlined by one of their first round draft picks, the 28th overall selection from St. Joseph's Regional High School in New Jersey, left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky.
"Robert fits everything that we are looking for as a scouting department," said Cardinals Scouting Director Dan Kantrovitz. "He has outstanding stuff. He has plus fastball velocity, excellent command and an out-pitch in his curveball that was one of the best in the country this year. In addition to his stuff, he is a tremendous kid and a tireless worker. Although only 18-years old, we think he is mature enough mentally and advanced enough physically to hit the ground running."
Today's signees also include pitcher Andrew Pierce (8th round, Southern Mississippi), infielder Richy Pedroza (17th round, Cal-State Fullerton), infielder J.J. Altobelli (18th round, Oregon), pitcher Michael Holback (25th round, Cal Poly-SLO), pitcher Will Anderson (26th round, Fresno State) and Justin Ringo (28th round, Stanford). The team also signed two non-drafted free agents in St. Louis native infielder Kyle Grieshaber (Central Missouri State) and Frankie Rodriguez, a 17-year old catcher from Puerto Rico.
2013 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT - SIGNEES
Rd., Player (overall pick) Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown
1. Rob Kaminsky (28) LHP S-L 6-0 190 St. Joseph's Regional High School Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
2. Oscar Mercado (57) SS R-R 6-2 180 Gaither High School Tampa, Fla.
3. Mike Mayers (93) RHP R-R 6-3 205 University of Mississippi Grove City, Ohio
5. Ian McKinney (155) LHP L-L 5-11 185 Boone High School Orlando, Fla.
6. Jimmy Reed (185) LHP L-L 6-0 177 University of Maryland Gaithersburg, Md.
7. Chris Rivera (215) SS R-R 6-1 185 El Dorado High School Placentia, Calif.
8. Andrew Pierce (245) RHP R-R 6-3 165 University of Southern Mississippi Stringer, Miss.
9. Nick Petree (275) RHP R-R 6-1 195 Missouri State University Clinton, Mo.
12. Ricardo Bautista (365) OF L-R 6-0 185 Ladislao Martinez High School Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
13. Jimmy Bosco (395) OF L-R 5-9 170 Menlo College Granite Bay, Calif.
14. Elier Rodriguez (425) C S-R 6-2 210 Immaculata-LaSalle High School Miami, Fla.
15. DeAndre Asbury-Heath (455) OF R-R 6-2 185 Brookland-Cayce High School Columbia, S.C.
17. Richy Pedroza (515) INF S-R 5-6 150 Cal-State Fullerton Covina, Calif.
18. J.J. Altobelli (545) SS R-R 6-1 190 University of Oregon Newport Beach, Calif.
19. Michael Schulze (575) SS L-R 6-1 175 Missouri Western Lee's Summit, Mo.
20. Chase Brookshire (605) LHP R-L 6-0 190 Belmont University (TN) Chattanooga, Tenn.
21. Zach Loraine (635) RHP R-R 6-3 205 Coker College (SC) Lake St. Louis, Mo.
22. Luke Voit (665) C R-R 6-3 225 Missouri State University Wildwood, Mo.
23. Alex DeLeon (695) C R-R 6-1 215 University of Kansas Woodland Hills, Calif.
24. Devante Lacy (725) OF R-R 5-9 180 Cedar Valley College (TX) Fort Worth, Texas
25. Michael Holback (755) RHP R-R 6-1 195 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo San Jose, Calif.
26. Will Anderson (785) RHP R-R 6-3 205 Fresno State University Pleasanton, Calif.
27. Jake Stone (815) 1B L-R 6-0 220 Tennessee Wesleyan University Wilmington, N.C.
28. Justin Ringo (845) 1B L-L 6-0 195 Stanford University Palos Park, Ill.
32. Kyle Webb (965) RHP R-R 6-0 185 Elon University (NC) Jacksonville, Fla.
34. Nick Lomascolo (1,025) LHP R-L 6-1 185 Catawba College (SC) Mooresville, N.C.
35. Vaughn Bryan (1,055) OF S-R 6-0 185 Broward College (FL) Sunrise, Fla.
36. Anthony Ray (1,085) OF L-R 6-1 165 St. Rita High School Chicago, Ill.
38. Blake McKnight (1,145) RHP R-R 6-0 182 Evangel University O'Fallon, Mo.
39. Kevin Herget (1,175) RHP L-R 5-11 185 Kean University (NJ) Park Ridge, N.J.
40. Arturo Reyes (1,205) RHP R-R 5-11 185 Gonzaga University Warden, Wash.
BOLD = Signed Today