Among the new Cardinals are supplemental first-round picks third baseman Patrick Wisdom (52nd overall) and catcher Steve Bean (59th overall). Seven of the 14 players drafted in the first 10 rounds and 15 of the 24 drafted in the top 20 rounds have settled with the organization.
Left-handed pitcher Tim Cooney (3rd), righty Kyle Barraclough (7th), outfielder Yoenny Gonzalez (8th), catcher Rowan Wick (9th) and second baseman Jacob Wilson (10th) round out the remaining top 10 round picks signed.
The Cardinals also signed two of their five picks with ties to the organization, right-handed pitcher Mike Aldrete, a 39th round pick from San Jose State University, son of Cardinals bench coach Mike Aldrete; and infielder Jacoby Almaraz, son of Cardinals crosschecker Joe Almaraz.
Four of the Cardinals 14 total top 10 round picks are still playing college baseball in the NCAA Super Regionals and prohibited to sign until their season concludes. They are Florida State outfielder James Ramsey (1st), Stanford third baseman Stephen Piscotty (supplemental 1st), plus two Arizona players, shortstop Alex Mejia (4th) and right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer (6th).
St. Louis Cardinals draft signees - June 9, 2012
|1S||52||Patrick Wisdom||3B||St. Mary's (CA) College|
|1S||59||Steve Bean||C||Rockwall High School (TX)|
|3||117||Tim Cooney||LHP||Wake Forest University|
|7||240||Kyle Barraclough||RHP||St. Mary's (CA) College|
|8||270||Yoenny Gonzalez||OF||College of Central Florida|
|9||300||Rowan Wick||C||Cypress College|
|10||330||Jacob Wilson||INF||University of Memphis|
|13||420||Brett Wiley||INF||Jefferson College|
|14||450||Anthony Melchionda||INF||Boston College|
|15||480||Bruce Caldwell||INF||Spartanburg-Methodist Coll.|
|16||510||Joe Scanio||RHP||Northwestern State|
|17||540||Chris Perry||RHP||Methodist University (NC)|
|18||570||Jeremy Schaffer||1B||Tulane University|
|19||600||Steve Gallardo||RHP||Long Beach City College|
|20||630||Matthew Young||OF||Cal State Univ-Dominguez|
|21||660||Jacoby Almaraz||INF||Angelina College (TX)|
|24||750||Lee Stoppelman||LHP||Univ. of Central Missouri|
|25||780||Dixon Llorens||RHP||Miami-Dade Comm College|
|26||810||Steve Sabatino||LHP||University of Notre Dame|
|27||840||Joey Cuda||RHP||Eckerd College (FL)|
|28||870||Dodson McPherson||OF||Wingate College (NC)|
|30||930||Kyle Helisek||LHP||Villanova University|
|31||960||Joey Donofrio||RHP||University of Cal-Berkeley|
|33||1020||Ronnie Shaban||RHP||Virginia Tech|
|34||1050||Mark Trentacosta||LHP||University of Cal-Irvine|
|35||1080||Ben O'Shea||LHP||University of Tampa|
|39||1200||Mike Aldrete||RHP||San Jose State Uinversity|
All the signed players will be reporting to their assigned minor league clubs next week. As soon as rosters are available, we will share them here at The Cardinal Nation. For a visual representation of all 44 draft picks and the entire Cardinals system on one page, check out the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
To review the entire Cardinals 2012 draft class:
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Link to our entire library of 2012 pre-draft materials, including scouting reports, mock drafts, interviews and much more.
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