Wednesday, June 07, 2006

2006 MLB Draft - St. Louis Cardinals

In the first round, St. Louis selected Adam Ottavino of Northeastern University as their first pick of the draft (#30). Ottavino is a junior RHP from Brooklyn, NY. He is the second-highest pick ever from Northeastern with Carlos Pena being drafted #10 in the 1998 draft. This season, he went 4-5 with 2.98 ERA and 120 strikeouts through 93-2/3 innings. While at Northeastern, he majored in history. He was drafted in the 30th round after high school in 2003 by the Devil Rays.

The Cardinals took Christopher Perez as the 42nd pick in the draft in the 1A round. He is a RHP out of the University of Miami where he majored in criminal justice. Perez is currently a closer, and one of the best relievers in the college circuit.

Round 2
#54 Thomas Furnish, a LHP from TCU
#74 Jonathan Jay, an OF from Miami
--Jay is a speedster

Round 2C
#76 Mark Hamilton, a 1B from Tulane
-Power hitter that hits for average.

Round 3
#106 Gary Daley, a RHP from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Round 4
#136 Edward Degerman, a RHP from Rice University

Round 5
#166 Shane Robinson, a CF from Florida State
-had a 40 game hitting streak in 2005

Round 6
#196 Floyd Norrick, a LHP from SIU-Carbondale

Round 7
#226 Luke Gorsett, an OF from Nebraska-Lincoln

Round 8
#256 Allen Craig, a SS from UC-Berkeley

Round 9
#286 Matthew North, a RHP from Deer Valley HS (CA)

Round 10
#316 Blair Erickson, a RHP from UC-Irvine
-Closer with command issues

Round 11
#346 Phillip Walters, a RHP from South Alabama

Round 12
#376 David Carpenter, a C from West Virginia

Round 13
#406 Travis Mitchell, a CF from Parkway Central HS (MO)

Round 14
#436 Jonathan Edwards, a RF from Keller HS (TX)

Round 15
#466 Lance Zawadski, a SS from San Diego State

Round 16
#496 Thomas Pham, a SS from Durango HS (NV)

Round 17
#526 Nathan Southard, a CF from Tulane University

Round 18
#556 Amaury Cazani Marti, a RF from no school (FL)

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