Cardinals Grow Draft Take to 32

photo: Colin Schmid (Appalachian State University)

Parker Kelly (University of Oregon)

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today (Sunday, June 17) that they have agreed to terms with four additional players from this month’s amateur draft.  Agreeing to terms today were left-handed pitcher Colin Schmid (13th round – Appalachian State University), right-handed pitcher Parker Kelly (20th round – University of Oregon), shortstop Michael Perri (21st round –  University of San Francisco) and catcher Benito Santiago  (34th round – University of Tennessee).

Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 32 players.


Christian Caudle (Texas A&M Kingville)

Brian Walton’s take

Nine of the organization’s 41 draftees remain unsigned. To see who has joined the organization and who has not, check out The Cardinal Nation’s Roster Matrix.

With Johnson City and the Gulf Coast League Cardinals opening play on Tuesday, player initial team assignments will soon come into full focus.

On a sad note, one of the prior signees, 37th-roound catcher Christian Caudle, has been released due to a medical concern before playing in his first game as a professional.


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