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.
|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|
||RHP||R/R||6-0 205||University of California-Berkeley|
||LHP||L/L||6-0 190||University of New Mexico|
||LHP||L/L||6-0 180||West Virginia University|
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.
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