The St. Louis Cardinals signed nine players including seven draft picks and two non-drafted free agents, which included the inking of one of their first round draft picks. 28th overall selection from St. Joseph’s Regional High School in New Jersey, left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky was at Busch Stadium.
Also signed by the Cardinals was free agent Central Missouri infielder Kyle Grieshaber. Grieshaber was a second team All-MIAA and second team All-Region pick as a utilityman this year for the Mules after hitting .354 with 18 doubles, a team-best nine home runs and 56 RBI. He played centerfield, second base and third base for Central Missouri and projects as an infielder in the professional ranks.
The Chesterfield, Mo. native will begin his professional career on Thursday, June 20 for the Johnson City Cardinals, St. Louis’ Rookie League affiliate, in the Appalachian League.
Also signed by the Cardinals, 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) and Frankie Rodriguez, a 17-year old free agent catcher from Puerto Rico.