St. Louis Cardinals 2010 Draft Recap
June 17, 2010
Unless we were drugged and transported across the country against our will, we were not in the St. Louis draft room last week. But if we had done a shadow draft in the Cardinals place, the results would've looked an awful lot like this. (Plus Tyler Holt, of course.) We're not fanboys, we're just impressed with what is probably the best draft of 2010.
By the numbers, Zack Cox isn't quite the elite pick he's made out to be. But his improvement from his freshman year is impressive--he completely revamped his approach, allowing him to strike out less and maintain most of his production. The Cards were lucky to get him with the 25th pick.
Cody Stanley and Greg Garcia are two more excellent picks. Stanley is one of the best all-around college players in the draft, hitting for power, walking a ton, posting excellent defensive numbers behind the plate, and even stealing 13 bases in 15 tries. Garcia is arguably the best defensive shortstop in the draft, and by our numbers, one of the two best position players picked after the fourth round.
Finally, a note on Pat Biserta. He's cooled down since we highlighted him earlier in the season, but he's still got an adjusted OPS over 1.300. Who knows where he'll play in the field (if at all), but he's an awfully good bat to grab with the 739th overall pick.
Draft Class Breakdown
Here's a general idea of who they took, and where they got 'em. To compare to other teams and MLB averages, check out this post at THT Live.
Pos 4YR JC HS Total RHP 9 2 5 16 LHP 9 0 1 10 C 2 1 0 3 1B 1 0 0 1 2B 3 0 0 3 3B 2 0 0 2 SS 3 1 2 6 LF 3 0 0 3 CF 2 1 1 4 RF 1 1 2 4 Total 35 6 11
Splits for Cardinals Draftees
25 - Zack Cox, Arkansas
50 - Tyrell Jenkins, Henderson HS (TX)
106 - Samuel Tuivailala, Aragon HS (CA)
199 - John Gast, Florida State
229 - Greg Garcia, U Hawaii
319 - Reginald Williams, Middle Georgia College
349 - Benjamin Freeman, Lake Gibson HS (FL)
379 - Austin Wilson, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
409 - Colin Walsh, Stanford U
439 - Cesar Aguilar, AB Miller HS (CA)
499 - Anthony Bryant, Connally HS (TX)
529 - Corderius Dodd, North Side HS (TN)
619 - Trevor Martin, West Seattle HS (WA)
649 - Joshua Lucas, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
679 - Steven Ramos, Ohlone Col
709 - Dyllon Nuernberg, Western Nevada CC
769 - Richard Mendoza, Isabel Flores HS
829 - Aiden Lucas, Denison University
859 - John Black, U Kentucky
919 - Iden Nazario, Miami
1069 - Andrew Benes, Arkansas State
1099 - Dean Kiekhefer, Louisville
1159 - Jeff Nadeau, Louisiana St U Shreveport
1189 - Ian Parry, Furman U
1219 - Philip Cerreto, Longwood U
1249 - Michael Reid, Vanderbilt
1279 - Larry Brand, Bradley Central HS (TN)
1369 - Robert Hansen, Beech HS (TN)
1399 - Peter Mooney, Palm Beach CC
1459 - Hector Acosta-Carrillo, Coffeyville CC
1489 - Robert Revesz, Louisville