The St. Louis Cardinals have signed their sixth non-drafted free agent and fifth such pitcher in the last week, with the addition of right-hander Anthony Shew from the University of San Francisco.
As a senior, Shew was the Dons' Friday starter, going 4-7 with a 4.71 ERA, registering 66 strikeouts and 21 walks in 80 1/3 innings. Over his two seasons at USF, the 22-year-old went a combined 11-12 with a 4.13 ERA. Prior to that, the Mission Viejo, California resident pitched two years for Saddleback College in California.
Earlier in the month, Baseball America ranked Shew 94th among all draft-eligible prospects in the State of California, high school and college, but his name was not called during the June 9-11 proceedings.
Shew comes from a strong bloodline as he is a cousin of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy. The 6-foot-2, 191-pounder is reporting to the Johnson City Cardinals of the rookie-level Appalachian League.
As more signing and team assignment 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 St. Louis’ draftees.
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