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Cardinals Drafts: 1997

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The second in a series looking back at recent Cardinals drafts. In 1997, Rick Ankiel, Adam Kennedy and others joined the organization.

In a draft that saw the Cardinals spend over $3 million on signing bonuses for just the first two rounds combined, eight players drafted by the club that year made it to the major leagues. However, they were unable to sign three of them. The Cardinals gave Scott Boras client Rick Ankiel a $2.5 million signing bonus, slighty less than the first overall pick Matt Anderson, who got $2.50...

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