Interview: Cards 6th Round Pick Oliver Marmol

The shortstop from the College of Charleston spoke with Brian Walton following his selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2007 draft.

Shortstop Oliver Marmol of the College of Charleston was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, their first player selected during Day Two on Friday.

Marmol, a 5-foot-11, 170 pounder from Orlando, Florida, played in 56 games this season. The junior was named first team All-Southern Conference, and was the first conference player drafted this year. The Cougars' leadoff hitter led the league with his 84 runs scored. Marmol batted .345 with seven home runs, 45 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 34 attempts.

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

The audio follows.


In case you missed them, here are our other exclusive interviews of Cardinals 2007 draftees posted since draft day, depth of coverage you can't get anywhere else:

Supplemental first-rounder Clayton Mortensen

Third-round pick Daniel Descalso

Brian Walton can be reached via email at

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