Cards add 20 more to close out draft

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals completed the Major League Baseball 2009 First-Year Player Draft with 20 selections on the third and final day. The Cardinals selected 14 pitchers, four infielders, an outfielder and a catcher on day three. (Pictured is shortstop Devin Goodwin from Delta State, taken in the 33rd round.)

For the entire draft, the Cardinals selection breakdown was as follows:

29 pitchers (21-RHP, 8-LHP)

11 infielders

six catchers

four outfielders

The Cardinals second-round pick, Robert Stock out of USC, will begin his pro career as a catcher and that is reflected in these numbers.  St. Louis selected 43 college players and seven high school prospects.


Rd. Player Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown
31 Tyler Bighames SS R-R 6-2 190 Estero HS Estero, FL
32. Travis Lawler RHP R-R 6-3 180 Midland College College Station, TX
33. Devin Goodwin SS R-R 5-11 185 Delta State University Russellville, AL
34. David Kington RHP R-R 6-2 200 University of So. Illinois-Carbondale Coquitlam, B.C.
35. Andrew Moss RHP R-R 6-1 210 Lincoln University Piedmont, MO
36. Justin Smith RHP R-R 6-0 190 Utah Valley University Pleasant Grove, UT
37. Richard Racobaldo 3B R-R 6-2 215 Mt. Olive College Marlton, NJ
38. John Durham LHP L-L 6-1 170 Warner Southern College Port St. Lucie, FL
39. Taylor Terrasas SS R-R 6-0 185 Santa Fe HS Santa Fe, TX
40. Jesse Simpson RHP R-R 6-0 185 College of Charleston Baton Rouge, LA
41. Cale Johnson RHP R-R 6-2 200 McKendree University Greenville, IL
42. Aaron Terry RHP R-R 5-11 185 Southern Arkansas University Rison, AR
43. Manuel De La Cruz LHP L-L 6-2 225 Imperial Valley College El Centro, CA
44. Kyle Heim LHP L-L 6-4 220 University of Iowa St. Joe, MO
45. Adam Heisler OF L-R 5-11 180 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
46. James Klocke C L-R 6-0 195 Southeast Missouri State University St. Louis, MO
47. Michael Thompson RHP L-R 6-0 200 Bellarmine College Newburgh, IN
48. Jason Novak RHP R-R 6-2 205 UCLA Agoura Hills, CA
49. Andrew Hillis RHP R-R 6-6 218 Brentwood HS Brentwood, TN
50. Tyler Lavigne RHP R-R 6-0 190 San Diego State University Las Vegas, NV