Cardinals Sign Draft Picks


The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have signed 2016 first round pick, 33rd  overall selection, Dylan Carlson, as well as 19 additional players, to minor league contracts.

               Carlson, an outfielder from Elk Grove High School in California, was the Cardinals second pick in the first round in this year’s draft.  Joining Carlson as draft picks signed today were 4th rounder Jeremy Martinez, a catcher from the University of Southern California, and shortstop Tommy Edman out of Stanford University. 

               Six of the Cardinals 12 picks in the Top 10 rounds were signed today as well as one non-drafted free agent, righthanded pitcher Levi MaVorhies out of Kansas State University.

               The Cardinals have until July 15 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.


Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               

  1. Dylan Carlson (33)               OF          S/L     6-3     195     Elk Grove (Calif.) HS                          Elk Grove, Calif.

  4. Jeremy Martinez (136)         C             R/R    5-11   200     University of Southern California    Fountain Valley, Calif.

  6. Tommy Edman (196)           SS           S/R     5-10   180     Stanford University                            San Diego, Calif.

  8. Sam Tewes (256)                   RHP       R/R    6-5     200     Wichita State University                   Lincoln, Neb.

  9. Matthew Fiedler (286)         OF          R/R    5-11   200     University of Minnesota                    Eagan, Minn.

10. Danny Hudzina (316)          3B          R/R    5-11   185     Western Kentucky University          Palm City, Fla.

13. Shane Billings (406)             OF          R/R    5-11   190     Wingate (N.C.) College                                                        Kernersville, N.C.

14. Vincent Jackson (436)         OF          L/L     6-4     200     University of Tennessee                                                        McDonough, Ga.

16. Tyler Lancaster (496)          C             L/R    6-3     225     Spartanburg Methodist (S.C) Coll.   Irmo, S.C.

19. Daniel Castano (586)           LHP       L/L     6-4     230     Baylor University                                Austin, Texas

22. Mick Fennell (676)               OF          L/R    5-10   190     California University (Pa.)                Butler, Pa.

24. Anthony Ciavarella (736)   LHP       L/L     6-0     180     Monmouth (N.J.) University                                                        Phillipsburg, N.J.

25. Spencer Trayner (766)        RHP       R/R    6-0     185     University of North Carolina            Tampa, Fla.

27. Mike O’Reilly (826)              RHP       R/R    6-1     195     Flagler (Fla.) College                          Wading River, N.Y.

32. Leland Tilley (976)               RHP       R/R    6-3     215     Bellevue (Neb.) University               Exeter, Calif.

33. Caleb Lopes (1,006)              2B          R/R    5-8     195     University of West Georgia               Mobile, Ala.

34. Jonathon Mulford (1,036)   RHP       R/R    6-2     210     Adelphi (N.Y.) University                                                        Massapequa, N.Y.

37. Andy Young (1,126)             3B          R/R    6-0     195     Indiana State University                    Fargo, N.D.

38. Robert Calvano (1,156)       RHP       R/R    6-2     225     University of Nebraska-Omaha        Kansas City, Mo.


       Levi MaVorhies                       RHP       R-R    6-2     205     Kansas State University                     Freeland, Wash.

 Source: St. Louis Cardinals


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