Interview: Cards 3rd Rounder Daniel Descalso

The St. Louis Cardinals' third round pick at #112 overall in the 2007 draft spoke with Brian Walton on Friday night.

Third baseman Daniel Descalso of the University of California–Davis was selected as the 112th overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday. The left-handed hitter was taken in the third round.

Descalso, a junior from San Carlos, California, put up some of the best all-around numbers in the history of the UCD program as his .397 batting average, 92 hits and 22 doubles rank second all-time at the school. The 5-foot-11, 190 pounder led the team in almost every offensive category, which included 44 RBI, 132 total bases, 35 walks, a .474 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging percentage. For his efforts, Descalso was named to the All-Independent First Team.

I caught up with Descalso on Friday night to get his thoughts on being drafted by the Cardinals and much more.

The audio follows.


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