Walker Robbins (George County High School)

A day after announcing 20 new signings, the St. Louis Cardinals have added six more recruits.

A day after announcing 20 new signings, the St. Louis Cardinals have added six more recruits.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with six players on minor league contracts, including their 2016 fifth round selection (166th player overall) Walker Robbins, an outfielder from George County (Miss.) High School.   The team also announced that they have come to terms with draftees Stefan Trosclair (20th round) and Noel Gonzalez (29th round).  In addition, the team has added non-drafted free-agent pitchers Keaton Siomkin, Ross Vance and Colton Thomson.

The team announced Wednesday that they had reached agreements with 20 players, including first round selection (33rd overall) Dylan Carlson.

Brian Walton’s take

The Cardinals used up almost $135,000 of their draft pool cushion by signing Robbins for $450,000 (reported by Jim Callis of MLB.com), compared to his slot value of $315,600. With six of their 12 draft picks taken through round 10 now signed, the organization has approximately $500,000 of extra pool money to potentially reallocate to the unsigned.

At this time, the Cardinals have signatures on contracts from 22 of their 42 draftees. Top pick Delvin Perez has arrived in St. Louis and is expected to formally close his deal with the team on Friday.

Thursday’s signees

Rd Player (overall pick) Pos B/T Ht. Wt.  School 
5 Walker Robbins (166) OF      L/L     6-3  210 George County (Miss.) High School
20 Stefan Trosclair (616) 1B      R/R     6-2  200 University of Louisiana-Lafayette      
29 Noel Gonzalez (886) RHP  R/R     5-11 190 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) College
  NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS        
  Keaton Siomkin    
RHP     R/R     6-0  205   University of California-Berkeley      
  Colton Thomson               
LHP       L/L   6-0  190 University of New Mexico
  Ross Vance                          
LHP L/L   6-0  180 West Virginia University

For more

To learn more about the three free agent pitchers signed on Thursday, check out Derek Shore’s member-only article on all of the system’s transactions on Thursday.

As more signing and roster information is learned, it will be noted on team rosters here at The Cardinal Nation as well as on the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation blog. The latter source also is tracking the status of all 42 draftees.

To go deeper on any of the Cardinals’ 42 draftees, check out this article.

By clicking on any highlighted player name, you will be taken to his individual player profile page. There, a wealth of past information about him is available – articles, injury news, photos, videos, interviews and more - all in one place.

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