Became a Cardinal
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Signed on June 17, 2009 for a bonus reported to be $525,000.
Moved from catching to pitching on March 5.
Moved up from Quad Cities to Palm Beach in mid-June and actually improved his offensive output. Batted .262 with a .688 OPS in his first 149 Florida State League at-bats.
Stock struggled mightily with the bat in 2010. His line at Quad Cities was .213/.300/.277. Stock connected for just one home run in 351 plate appearances. He did show improvement late, hitting safely in 18 of 20 August games and batting .300 in the Midwest League playoffs.
Began his professional career at short-season Johnson City as a catcher before a final-week call up to Quad Cities. Posted a combined line of .294/.363/.494 in 170 at-bats.
Stock was a two-way player with the USC Trojans as he also was a member of the pitching staff. Stock batted .226 with six home runs and 30 RBI in 2009. He walked 23 times and struck out 24 in 137 at-bats. Stock batted .263 with 14 home runs and 74 RBI in his three-year Trojan career.
He made national headlines after he bypassed his senior year in high school to join the Trojans as a 17-year-old freshman in 2007.
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Cardinals Top Prospect 2011: #39
TCN/Scout.com Cardinals Top Prospect 2010: #9
Topps Short-Season All-Star: 2009
Appalachian League All-Star: 2009
Baseball America Youth Player of the Year
Member U.S. Youth National Team: 2004, 2005