Cardinals Sign 20 More Draft Picks

The Cardinals announced on Monday that they have agreed to terms with 20 more players from the 2005 Amateur Draft. Included are the signings of two Cardinals' legacies, Wilfrido Pujols, the 17-year-old cousin of Albert, who received a $120,000 signing bonus according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and A.J. Van Slyke, the son of Andy. As of today, both players are slated to begin their professional careers with the Johnson City Cardinals.

All of the players who have agreed to terms are currently, or are in the process of, attending mini-camp at the Cardinals complex in Jupiter, Fla. Today's agreements bring the number of players from last week's draft under contract to 25, including eight of the 14 players selected by the Cardinals in the first 10 rounds.

Following is a list of those who agreed to terms on Monday.

Rd., Player Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown

6. Wilfrido Pujols OF R-R 6-1 185 Fort Osage H.S. Independence, MO

9. Zachary Zuercher LHP L-L 6-2 215 University of Rhode Island Warwick, RI

10. Randy Roth OF R-R 6-1 205 Southeastern Louisiana U. Madisonville, LA

13. Malcolm Owens OF R-R 6-3 205 San Bernardino Valley JC Moreno Valley, CA

17. Michael Cooper RHP R-R 6-2 200 Fresno State University Visalia, CA

18. Brandon Garner SS R-R 6-0 165 Yale H.S. Melvin, MI

21. Ryan Rohlinger SS R-R 6-1 185 Oklahoma University West Bend, WI

23. Andrew Van Slyke OF L-R 6-2 210 University of Kansas Ladue, MO

27. Charles Carter OF R-R 6-2 215 Corpus Christi A&M Hurst, TX

28. Donald Hearne RHP R-R 6-1 193 Corpus Christi A&M Lufkin, TX

29. Dustin Price LHP L-L 6-3 185 College of Charleston Asheville, NC

30. Matthew Trent RHP R-R 6-2 220 Wingate College Roanoke, VA

31. Christian Lopez 2B R-R 6-0 160 Juana Colon H.S. Comerio, PR

32. Casey Rowlett OF R-R 5-8 175 University of Arkansas Jones, OK

33. Scott Vanderweg RHP R-R 6-3 210 Lamar University Centennial, CO

34. Kyle Sadlowski RHP R-R 6-3 195 Kutztown University Reading, PA

35. Cory Meacham RHP R-R 6-1 185 Alabama Southern C.C. Deatsville, AL

42. Josh Schwartz LHP L-L 5-11 175 Rowan College Wenonah, NJ

45. Kevin Fitzgerald RHP R-R 6-2 215 Stony Brook University Ronkonkoma, NY

47. Adam Morris 3B R-R 6-3 190 Rice University Conroe, TX


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