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Cardinals sign 1st round pick pitcher Rob Kaminsky; 31 drafted players and four non-drafted free agents have signed

  ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 18, 2013 - The St. Louis Cardinals signed nine players today including seven draft picks and two non-drafted free agents headlined by one of their first round draft picks, the 28th overall selection from St. Joseph's Regional High School in New Jersey, left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

                "Robert fits everything that we are looking for as a scouting department," said Cardinals Scouting Director Dan Kantrovitz. "He has outstanding stuff. He has plus fastball velocity, excellent command and an out-pitch in his curveball that was one of the best in the country this year. In addition to his stuff, he is a tremendous kid and a tireless worker. Although only 18-years old, we think he is mature enough mentally and advanced enough physically to hit the ground running."

                Today's signees also include pitcher Andrew Pierce (8th round, Southern Mississippi), infielder Richy Pedroza (17th round, Cal-State Fullerton), infielder J.J. Altobelli (18th round, Oregon), pitcher Michael Holback (25th round, Cal Poly-SLO), pitcher Will Anderson (26th round, Fresno State) and Justin Ringo (28th round, Stanford). The team also signed two non-drafted free agents in St. Louis native infielder Kyle Grieshaber (Central Missouri State) and Frankie Rodriguez, a 17-year old catcher from Puerto Rico.



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

  1. Rob Kaminsky (28)             LHP        S-L      6-0     190    St. Joseph's Regional High School   Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

  2. Oscar Mercado (57)                SS            R-R     6-2      180     Gaither High School                                Tampa, Fla.

  3. Mike Mayers (93)                    RHP        R-R     6-3      205     University of Mississippi                     Grove City, Ohio

  5. Ian McKinney (155)                LHP        L-L      5-11    185     Boone High School                                 Orlando, Fla.

  6. Jimmy Reed (185)                   LHP        L-L      6-0      177     University of Maryland                         Gaithersburg, Md.

  7. Chris Rivera (215)                   SS            R-R     6-1      185     El Dorado High School                          Placentia, Calif.

  8. Andrew Pierce (245)          RHP       R-R     6-3     165    University of Southern Mississippi           Stringer, Miss.

  9. Nick Petree (275)                    RHP        R-R     6-1      195     Missouri State University                     Clinton, Mo.

12. Ricardo Bautista (365)           OF           L-R      6-0      185     Ladislao Martinez High School            Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

13. Jimmy Bosco (395)                OF           L-R      5-9      170     Menlo College                                          Granite Bay, Calif.

14. Elier Rodriguez (425)            C              S-R      6-2      210     Immaculata-LaSalle High School         Miami, Fla.

15. DeAndre Asbury-Heath (455)                OF       R-R     6-2      185                                                             Brookland-Cayce High School                                                            Columbia, S.C.

17. Richy Pedroza (515)           INF         S-R     5-6     150    Cal-State Fullerton                               Covina, Calif.  

18. J.J. Altobelli (545)                SS           R-R     6-1     190    University of Oregon                           Newport Beach, Calif.

19. Michael Schulze (575)           SS            L-R      6-1      175     Missouri Western                                   Lee's Summit, Mo.

20. Chase Brookshire (605)         LHP        R-L      6-0      190     Belmont University (TN)                      Chattanooga, Tenn.

21. Zach Loraine (635)                 RHP        R-R     6-3      205     Coker College (SC)                                  Lake St. Louis, Mo.

22. Luke Voit (665)                       C              R-R     6-3      225     Missouri State University                     Wildwood, Mo.

23. Alex DeLeon (695)                  C              R-R     6-1      215     University of Kansas                              Woodland Hills, Calif.

24. Devante Lacy (725)                OF           R-R     5-9      180     Cedar Valley College (TX)                     Fort Worth, Texas

25. Michael Holback (755)      RHP       R-R     6-1     195    Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo                   San Jose, Calif.

26. Will Anderson (785)          RHP       R-R     6-3     205    Fresno State University                     Pleasanton, Calif.

27. Jake Stone (815)                      1B           L-R      6-0      220     Tennessee Wesleyan University         Wilmington, N.C.

28. Justin Ringo (845)               1B          L-L      6-0     195    Stanford University                             Palos Park, Ill.

32. Kyle Webb (965)                     RHP        R-R     6-0      185     Elon University (NC)                             Jacksonville, Fla.

34. Nick Lomascolo (1,025)        LHP        R-L      6-1      185     Catawba College (SC)                              Mooresville, N.C.

35. Vaughn Bryan (1,055)            OF           S-R      6-0      185     Broward College (FL)                             Sunrise, Fla.

36. Anthony Ray (1,085)              OF           L-R      6-1      165     St. Rita High School                                Chicago, Ill.

38. Blake McKnight (1,145)         RHP        R-R     6-0      182     Evangel University                                 O'Fallon, Mo.

39. Kevin Herget (1,175)              RHP        L-R      5-11    185     Kean University (NJ)                              Park Ridge, N.J.

40. Arturo Reyes (1,205)              RHP        R-R     5-11    185     Gonzaga University                                Warden, Wash.



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