In the first 30 picks, the Cardinals drafted 21 college and nine high school players. They include 16 pitchers, six outfielders, five infielders and three catchers.
Rounds 31-50 will be selected starting on noon EDT Wednesday.
We will recap all the Cardinals Tuesday selections here with details on each added throughout the day.
New Trier Township HS (IL)
Day two for the Cardinals began with the selection of another position prospect in Charlie Tilson, speedy centerfielder out of New Trier Township High School in Illinois. Like Kolten Wong, Tilson hits from the left side of the plate and adds above-average speed to his game. Standing at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, he draws comparisons to Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox.
Ranked 80th overall in the draft by Baseball America, the two-sport star brings his athleticism to centerfield. He projects as a true leadoff hitter or number-two hitter based on his contact skills, patience, and speed. He doesn't bring a lot of home run power with his frame, but he hits well to the opposite field and should be a solid gap hitter. Baseball America also ranked Tilson's speed as 65 on the 20-80 scale, which will give him plenty of range in center. He gets good jumps on balls and has an average to above-average arm that should allow him to stick in center. During his senior season, he hit .406 with 28 stolen bases.
Tilson currently has a commitment to play baseball at the University of Illinois, so he has some leverage while the Cardinals try to sign him before the August deadline. There have been reports that he will look for a signing bonus upwards of $1 million, so it will be interesting to see if they can agree to a deal relatively soon. He was the first player in the Chicago area to be drafted this year.
OF C.J. McElroy
Clear Creek HS (TX)
Son of former MLB pitcher Chuck McElroy, C.J. has quick bat speed that projects to have above-average power and combines that with his plus speed. His bat can be long at times, which will lead to a lot of strike outs early in the minors while he puts things together. He hit .488 his senior year with 5 home runs, 22 RBI, and 33 stolen bases.
McElroy has more baseball history in his bloodlines, as his grandfather, Sylvester Cooper, played in the Negro Leagues and caught Satchel Paige. Cecil Cooper, former first baseman and manager of the Houston Astros, is his uncle.
McElroy football video
Westchester HS (CA)
Peoples-Walls shot up some draft boards recently due to his interesting mix of speed and power at the shortstop position. Baseball America described him as having a swing that fails to use his lower half effectively, so with his size and athleticism, he could add power as he matures and gets a feel for using the lower part of his body in his swing. Right now, his power potential is limited with his current swing. He has good hand-eye coordination but Baseball America stated that some scouts feel he may be more suited for second base.
As a senior, he had a slash line of .404/.500/.708 with two triples and 23 RBI.
RHP Sam Gaviglio
The Rays selected Gaviglio in the 40th round out of high school before he ultimately decided to head to Oregon State. After posting a 1.87 ERA and 12-2 record in his junior season at OSU, he was named second team All-American by Louisville Slugger.
Campbell Hall HS (CA)
The fourth high school player the Cardinals have taken out of six, Ehrlich is a catcher who is listed at 6 feet and 185 pounds. Baseball Beginnings scouted him and saw a balanced hitter with a long swing that will have to be shortened up based on the fact that he doesn't project to hit for much power. Profiled as a strong defensive catcher, he has good hands with solid-average arm strength that should keep runners at bay.
A senior out of Campbell Hall in California, Ehrlich hit .566 with a slugging percentage of 1.053 and an on-base percentage of .608. Don't let the batting line fool you, because his path to the majors rests with his glove.
Link to Ehrlich video at BaseballBeginnings.com.
OF Nick Martini
Not drafted out of high school, Martini bats from the left side of the plate and has quick hands with a level, compact swing. He doesn't project to have a lot of home run power but hits well to the gaps. Baseball America stated that he may be better suited as a fourth outfielder, but he will be able to prove himself in the minors with his bat.
LHP Danny Miranda
He spent most of the 2011 season in the closer's role for Miami and posted a 2.67 ERA with a K:BB ratio of 37:4. He has three pitches and throws a high-80s fastball. Miranda is destined for the bullpen, but he could be very useful to the Cardinals, as they lack quality left-handed pitching.
RHP Tyler Mills
University of Michigan
Mills was initially used as an outfielder in his first two seasons at Michigan before displaying a mid-90s fastball and mid-80s slider that he previously used to forge a 13-0 record as a junior in high school. However, he has thrown mostly in the high-80s and low-90s this season and was taken out of the rotation after demonstrating inconsistent control. Mills still has a few kinks to work out in his delivery and has leverage, since he will be entering his junior season.
McCluer HS (MO)
RHP Seth Maness
Maness isn't a strikeout pitcher, but he displayed impeccable control with 17 walks in 105 innings pitched and had a record of 10-3. As Maness is a senior, the Cardinals hold the leverage in signing him to a deal, but both sides should not have a problem reaching an agreement.
San Jose State
Stienstra saw his batting average jump from .265 in 2010 to .349 this season, so the Cardinals may see something in his bat. The San Jose alum is an interesting pick for the Cardinals at first base, as he doesn't project at any other position.
Copiah-Lincoln CC (MS)
Medrano has one brother who reached Double-A for the Royals in 2003 and another who reached Triple-A for the Red Sox in 2004. The youngest brother hopes to rise past his brothers with the Cardinals.
Williams showed good power for a shortstop, but it is questionable how much power he projects in the minors. He has decent speed, stealing 16 out of 20 bases in 2011.
Williams probably can't do much more to increase his stock, so it will be surprising if the Cardinals don't sign the junior.
RHP Travis Miller
The righty reliever is a junior who could sign relatively quickly with the Cardinals.
OF Dutch Deol
Aliso Niguel HS (CA)
LHP Kyle Hald
Hald holds a fastball that sits in the high-80s but is known more for his curveball/slider combo. The southpaw's control may be an issue, as his BB rate rose in his senior along with his K rate to the tune 46 walks in just over 95 innings.
LHP Nick Gillung
Pembroke Pines Charter HS (FL)
Garcia hit .508 with a .595 on-base percentage and a 1.031 slugging percentage during his senior year. High school stats should be taken with a major grain of salt and are almost always discarded, but with the reports on his defense one has to wonder how hard it will be for the Cardinals to sign the young catcher.
Cardinals day two selections 21-30
Round-overall pick. Player Position Bat-Throw Height Weight School Hometown
21-650. Chris Kirsch LHP L-L 6-2 185 Lackawanna College Newton Square, Pa.
Kirsch was previously selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round in the 2010 draft. After he dropped eight rounds compared to last year, the Cardinals decided to take a flyer on the left-handed pitcher out of Lackawanna College in Scranton, Ohio.
Kirsch has a projectable 6-foot-2 frame and was clocked in the high-80s during his senior season in high school, while using a high leg kick in his throwing motion. He has a curveball and has been working on a changeup. Scouts also think he could add several mph to his fastball once he fills out his 6-foot-2 frame.
Kirsch suffered from elbow tendinitis that reduced his velocity during his junior year but has been quoted as saying it returned to the low 90's by later in the season.
It's hard to tell if the Cardinals will be able to sign the lefty considering that he dropped so far from last year. Kirsch will pitch this summer for Springfield in the Delco League and the Cardinals will surely be watching.
22-680. Justin Kamplain LHP R-L 6-0 175 Walker (Ala.) High School Jasper, Ala.
Kamplain is the fifth left-handed pitcher taken by the Cardinals and fourth in the last five picks. Kamplain, an Alabama baseball commit, finished his high school career with a record of 30-7 and an earned-run average below 2.00.
The lefty throws a fastball that sits 88-92 mph, which is a bump from nearly five mph from the year before. Complimenting his fastball is a curveball that he feels comfortable using already. He still has room to fill out his six-foot frame and add mph to his fastball, but questions remain about his commitment to Alabama.
23-710. Kyle Deese RHP R-R 6-2 205 Western Carolina Inman, S.C.
Kyle Deese is a right-handed reliever who is listed at 6-foot-2. He made 13 appearances for Western Carolina out of the bullpen in 2011, resulting in an ERA of 3.31. He struck out 22 batters in just over 16 innings, but also displayed very erratic command with 15 walks.
Deese played for several schools before transferring to Western Carolina from Walters State.
24-740. Jonathan Cornelius LHP L-L 6-0 200 Florida Tech Land O'Lakes, Fla.
The sixth left-hander taken out of the draft so far for the Cardinals, Cornelius has no relation to the ape from Planet of the Apes. As a senior, the lefty went 8-1 with a 2.39 ERA and struck out a NCAA Division II best 129 batters, which was a school record. He walked only 28 batters and showed improvement in command between his junior and senior year.
25-770. Todd McInnis RHP R-R 6-1 140 Univ. of Southern Mississippi Brandon, Miss.
Todd McInnis set a school record for wins after finishing his senior season at Southern Mississippi in 2011. McInnis led all Golden Eagles starters with a 2.65 ERA in 98.2 innings. He showed pretty good command by only walking 32 and striking out 87.
Listed at 6-foot-1 and only 140 pounds, many can see why he dropped so far in the draft.
26-800. Brett Graves RHP R-R 6-1 170 Francis Howell (Mo.) High School St. Charles, Mo.
Brett Graves is a right-handed pitcher out of Francis Howell High School in Missouri. The Mizzou commit is a two-sport star who ultimately picked baseball over football when making the commitment. Graves touches 91 mph with his fastball and keeps hitters off-balance with a curveball. He's starting to learn how to throw a splitter to add a third pitch to his arsenal and has already stated that he wants to learn how to throw a changeup.
The big question remains how much the Cardinals are willing to pay to get a local guy to forego his commitment to Missouri and sign with them.
27-830. Gary Apelian OF R-R 6-4 205 Santa Ana College Yorba Linda, Calif.
Gary Apelian is a right fielder and the first position player to be taken by the Cardinals since the 20th round. At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Apelian has the size to hit for power. Apelian doesn't have a standout tool but has shown that he can maintain a steady batting average, hitting .324 as freshman with 13 doubles while leading his team in RBI with 45. In 2011, Apelian batted .383 (third in his conference) while hitting nine home runs (first in conference) and 16 doubles (tied for tops in the conference).
28-860. Ryan Sherriff LHP L-L 6-1 185 West Los Angeles College Culver City, Calif.
Another left-handed pitcher drafted by the Cardinals, Ryan Sherriff is listed as 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. Drafted in the 33rd round of the 2010 draft by the Washington Nationals, Sherriff decided to stay behind and re-enter the draft this year. In 2010, the southpaw started 7 games and recorded a 4.58 ERA, struck out 35, and walked 8 in 35.1 innings.
After jumping up five rounds from last year, it will be interesting to see if that is enough to get him to sign.
29-890. Chris Matulis LHP L-L 6-6 217 University of Central Florida Boynton Beach, Fla.
Here we have yet another lefty pitcher that the Cardinals will take a chance on signing in this draft. At 6-foot-6 and weighing 217 pounds, Chris Matulis is by far the biggest guy drafted so far by the Cardinals. He had to sit out 2011 after transferring from LSU and as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. In his sophomore season during 2010 with the Tigers, he posted inconsistent command with 31 walks and 36 strikeouts in 54 innings.
Matulis was originally drafted by the Rays in the 47th round of the 2008 draft but elected to attend college instead. The Cardinals chose to draft him the first year he was draft eligible after he failed to sign with the Rays out of high school. It's hard to imagine Matulis signing unless the money is right, considering he missed the 2011 season.
30-920. David Bergin RHP R-R 6-2 235 Tennessee Wesleyan College Tampa, Fla.
The last player chosen on day two by the Cardinals, David Bergin is a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher out of Tennessee Wesleyan College. The righty posted a 3.63 ERA in 89.1 innings pitched. He ran his record to 9-2 and was named First Team All-American after his junior season this year.
As a two-way player in 2011, his NAIA Division I batting numbers included a .430 average, .967 slugging and five home runs in a 5-for-5 game.
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