Cardinals Sign 33 from June Draft

Hawaii's shortstop Greg Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals officially announced the signing of 33 of the 52 players selected in last week's draft, including four from the top ten rounds.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday they have signed 33 players from the 2010 June First-Year Player Draft. All those signed will be reporting to either the Gulf Coast League, Batavia (low-A) or Johnson City (R).

Highlighting the list is 3rd round selection, Sam Tuivailala from Aragon High School (Calif.). The shortstop was the Peninsula Athletic League Player of the Year, leading his team to a 26-6 record with his .429 average. In pitching duties this year for his high school team, he was 3-0 with two saves and an 0.84 ERA.

"We have successfully filled out our rosters for all three short season teams with players from the 2010 draft," said Jeff Luhnow, Vice President of Scouting and Player Development. "Competition begins next Friday as Batavia opens up their season, with the GCL Cardinals and Johnson City following on the 21st and 22nd of June, respectively. All of us are excited to see the new Cardinals players in action."

Cody Stanley (4th round), Nicholas Longmire (5th round) and Greg Garcia (7th round) have also signed with St. Louis. Stanley is a catcher from North Carolina-Wilmington who led the conference with 22 runners caught stealing and was named a First-Team All Colonial player. Longmire was an All-Conference outfielder for the University of the Pacific and was the top hitter in the Big West conference. Garcia, a shortstop from the University of Hawaii, led his team with a .358 average and earned First Team All-WAC honors in 2010. Andrew Benes, son of former Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes, inked with the club as well.

The team also announced that they have signed Ricky Martinez, an undrafted right-handed pitcher out of Nova Southeastern. Martinez is the son of Dennis Martinez, current pitching coach for the Springfield Cardinals.

Signed First-Year Draft Players, Cardinals 2010

Rd Player  # Ov Pos. B-T Ht. Wt School 
3  Samuel Tuivailala  106 SS R-R 6-3 195 Aragon (CA) HS
4  Cody Stanley  139 C L-R 5-10 190 North Carolina-Wilmington
5  Nicholas Longmire  169 OF R-R 6-2 210 University of the Pacific
7  Greg Garcia  229 SS L-R 6-0 175 University of Hawaii 
11  Benjamin Freeman  349 LHP L-L 6-2 150 Lake Gibson (FL HS)
13  Colin Walsh  409 2B S-R 6-1 202 Stanford University 
14  Cesar Aguilar  439 RHP R-R 6-3 250 AB Miller (CA) HS
15  Geoffrey Klein  469 C S-R 6-7 200 Santa Clara University 
16  Anthony Bryant  499 OF L-F 6-3 215 Connally (TX) HS
18  Boone Whiting  559 RHP R-R 6-1 175 Centenary College 
20  Trevor Martin  619 SS R-R 6-0 190 West Seattle (WA) HS
21  Joshua Lucas  649 RHP R-R 6-6 185 State Coll. of Fla.-Manatee 
22  Steven Ramos  679 OF R-R 6-0 160 Ohlone College
24  Patrick Biserta  739 OF L-R 6-0 185 Rutgers Univ.
25  Richard Mendoza  769 RHP S-R 6-1 170 Isabel Flores (PR) HS
26  Victor Sanchez  799 1B R-R 6-2 200 University of San Diego 
27  Aiden Lucas  829 RHP R-R 6-2 225 Denison University 
29  Chris Patterson  889 RHP R-R 6-0 200 Appalachian State Univ.
31  Mike O'Neill  949 LF L-L 5-9 170 Univ. of Southern California 
32  Ryan Copeland  979 LHP R-L 5-11 185 Illinois State University
33  Joseph Bergman  1009 2B L-R 5-10 190 College of Charleston
34  Matt Valaika  1039 2B R-R 5-10 180 Univ. of Cal.-Santa Barbara 
35  Andrew Benes  1069 RHP R-R 6-2 190 Arkansas State 
36  Dean Kiekhefer  1099 LHP L-L 6-0 175 University of Louisville
37  Patrick Elkins  1129 SS L-R 5-11 175 Belmont University 
38  Jeff Nadeau  1159 LHP L-L 6-2 185 LA St. Univ.-Shreveport 
39  Ian Parry  1189 RHP R-R 5-11 178 Furman University 
40  Phillip Cerreto  1219 3B R-R 6-1 195 Longwood University 
42  Larry Brand  1279 RHP R-R 6-2 225 Bradley Central (TN) HS
43  Chris Edmonson  1309 LF L-R 6-0 200 Le Moyne College
44  Adam Melker  1339 LF L-L 5-11 180 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
49  Robert Revesz  1489 LHP L-L 6-4 200 University of Louisville
50  Andrew Moye  1519 RHP R-R 6-5 180 Georgia Southern Univ. 

TheCardinalNation.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Tweets