Among the 33 draft picks was Andy Benes’s son Drew that the Cardinals drafted out of Arkansas State. Drew had signed with the Cardinals earlier this week.
The Cardinals have also signed Ricky Martinez, a right-handed pitcher from Nova Southeastern who was undrafted. He is the son of Dennis Martinez, the former big-leaguer and current pitching coach for the Springfield Cardinals.
Highlighting the list is 3rd round selection, Sam Tuivailala from Aragon High School (Calif.). The shortstop was the Peninsula Athletic League Player of the Year, leading his team to a 26-6 record with his .429 average. In pitching duties this year for his high school team he was 3-0 with two saves and an 0.84 ERA.
Cody Stanley (4th round), Nicholas Longmire (5th round) and Greg Garcia (7th round) have also signed with St. Louis. Stanley is a catcher from North Carolina-Wilmington who led the conference with 22 runners caught stealing and was named a First-Team All Colonial player. Longmire was an All-Conference outfielder for the University of the Pacific and was the top hitter in the Big West conference. Garcia, a shortstop from the University of Hawaii, led his team with a .358 average and earned First Team All-WAC honors in 2010.