Cardinals Sign 27 Players from June Draft

Seventh-rounder Nick Martini

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday they have signed 27 players from the 2011 June First-Year Player Draft, led by seventh-rounder, outfielder Nick Martini from Kansas State.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday they have signed 27 players from the 2011 June First-Year Player Draft. All those signed will be reporting to either Batavia (low-A), Johnson City (R) or Jupiter, Fla., to play in the Gulf Coast League.

The top draftee signed is 7th-round selection Nick Martini out of Kansas State. Additionally, 11 of the next 13 picks following Martini have all agreed to contract terms (7-13 and 15-16, 18-19 rounds). McCluer High School alum, outfielder Lance Jeffries, selected in the 10th round by St. Louis, is one of those included in the early list of signed draft picks.

"It is always a great feeling to see these players that we wanted in our system to sign and begin their professional careers," said Jeff Luhnow, Vice President of Scouting and Player Development. "Competition begins this Friday (June 17) at Batavia, and next Tuesday (June 21) at Johnson City & GCL Cardinals, so all of us - management, staff, scouts and players – are excited to see the new talent in action."

Rd Player  Ov.  Pos. B-T Ht. Wt.  Team
7 Nick Martini  230  CF L-L 5-11 193  Batavia
8 Danny Miranda  260  LHP L-L 6-0 190  Batavia
9 Tyler Mills  290  RHP R-R 6-3 205  Johnson City
10 Lance Jeffries  320  CF R-R 5-9 185  Gulf Coast
11 Seth Maness  350  RHP R-R 6-0 180 Batavia
12 Danny Stienstra  380  1B R-R 6-2 205 Batavia
13 Kolby Byrd  410  C L-R 6-1 215 Johnson City
15 Matt Williams  470  SS R-R 5-10 170  Johnson City
16 Travis Miller  500  RHP R-R 6-0 200  Batavia
18 Kyle Hald  560  LHP L-L 5-11 195 Johnson City
19 Nick Gillung  590  LHP R-L 6-1 180  Johnson City
23 Kyle Deese  710  RHP R-R 6-2 205  Johnson City
24 Jonathan Cornelius  740  LHP L-L 6-0 200  Batavia
25 Todd McInnis  770  RHP R-R 6-1 140  Batavia
27 Gary Apelian  830  OF R-R 6-4 205  Johnson City
28 Ryan Sherriff  860  LHP L-L 6-1 185  Johnson City
30 David Bergin  920  RHP R-R 6-2 235  Johnson City
32 Jonathan Keener  980  C R-R 6-0 195 Johnson City
33 Heath Wyatt  1010  RHP R-R 6-2 190 Johnson City
35 Drew Madrigal  1070  RHP R-R 6-2 200  Batavia
36 Casey Rasmus  1100  C L-R 5-10 175  Batavia
37 Brad Watson  1130  RHP R-R 6-4 185 Johnson City
38 Jeremy Patton  1160  3B R-R 5-11 195  Batavia
39 Tyler Melling  1190  LHP R-L 6-2 170  Gulf Coast
41 Michael Knox  1250  1B R-R 6-4 230  Johnson City
44 Brandon Creath  1340  RHP R-R 6-3 200  Gulf Coast
49 Corey Baker  1490  RHP R-R 6-1 170 Batavia





To learn more about these players, check out our earlier 2011 draft-related articles

Day one: Cardinals Draft Kolten Wong in First Round

Day two: IL HS OF Tilson Opens Cardinals Draft Day Two

Premium Article Day two reaction: Jeff Luhnow on Cardinals Draft Day Two

Day three: Cardinals 2011 Draft Day Three Complete



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