Cardinals Draft and Signings

Cardinals Draft

Cardinals draft signings for 2022 keep coming in everyday as they have until the end of July to sign their draftees. Below, we have the drafted players and what they signed for or if they have signed yet. Keep coming back to this article for the latest in Cardinals draft signings.

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Cardinals Draft and Signees

Cooper Hjerpe was the Cardinals first pick. He is 6′ 3″ and 200 lbs and a  left-handed pitcher from Oregon State University along with being a native of Woodland, California, In his senior season, he  struck out 105 batters in 44 innings and threw 4 no-hitters with three of them consecutively. Cooper Hjerpe fanned 17 batters in eight innings of work in a 1-0 win over the Stanford Cardinals. St Louis Cardinals Director of Scout and assistant General Manager Randy Flores considers his left pitching motion as “wonky and deceptive”. Many believe he will move through the minor leagues quickly. He signed for slot value at  $3,182,200.

With the second pick at #59, the Cardinals chose another pitcher. Sophomore left-hander Brycen Mautz was 10-2 this season with a 3.87 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings for the University of San Diego. Mautz has a mid-90s fastball with improved secondary pitches. He signed for #1.1000,00 which is slightly under slot value.

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Pete Hansen, a left-handed pitch from the Texas Longhorns was the third pick at #97. He was their dominant pitcher and a Friday Night guy that kept the rotation stable. His fastball mixed with his off-speed pitches is a deadly duo, often freezing batters as they go down looking. Hansen would lead the Big 12 with 37 strikeouts. His number for this season were enticing to Scouting Director Randy Flores, as Hansen finished with 11-3 record and a 3.76 ERA with 120 strikeouts in 107.2 innings and opponents hit .233. He has NOT SIGNED yet as slot value is $629,800.

The fourth pick went to Jimmy Crooks III a catcher from the University of Oklahoma. He was pick #127 with slot value at $470,300. Crooks is 6″0″ and 219 pounds that threw out 20 of 45 attempted base stealers for the Sooners. He also produced a .305 batting average with 51 runs batted in and 21 doubles. He has NOT SIGNED yet.

The 5th player and #157 overall selected by the Cardinals was outfielder Victor Scott II, from the University of West Virginia. The Cardinals are exciting about his speed and how he can disrupt on the base path. Scott was successful on 38 of 45 stolen-base attempts this past season for the Mountaineers. He also can swing for the fence with moderate success. At the pro level, they will harness that in and cut down on his strikeouts, Slot value is set at $350,400 and Scott has NOT SIGNED yet.

Those are the top five drafted by the St Louis Cardinals in the 2022 MLB DRAFT. Below, you find the other players the Cardinals selected along with position, former team and slot value. NOE of these have signed yet.

 

6 (187): Max Rajcic, RHP, UCLA (Pick value: $270,700)

Has not yet agreed to terms

7 (217): Alex Iadisernia, OF, Elon University (Pick value: $212,000)
Has not agreed to terms

8 (247): Cade Winquest, RHP, University of Texas- Arlington (Pick value: $174,600)
Has not agreed to terms

9 (277): Joseph King, RHP, California (Pick value: $159,100)
Has not agreed to terms

10 (307): Tanner Jacobson, RHP, Queens University of Charlotte (Pick value: $150,600)
Has not agreed to terms

11 (337): Nathan Church, OF, University of California- Irvine
Has not agreed to terms

12 (367): Michael Curiale, SS, UCLA
Has not agreed to terms

13 (397): Chandler Arnold, RHP, Dallas Baptist
Has not agreed to terms

14 (427): D.J. Carpenter, RHP, Oregon State
Has not agreed to terms

15 (457) Matt Hickey, RHP, Tarleton State University
Has not agreed to terms

16 (487): Hunter Hayes, RHP, Pacific
Has not agreed to terms

17 (517): Brody Moore, SS, Auburn
Has not agreed to terms

18 (547): John Lynch, LHP, Xavier
Has not agreed to terms

19 (577): Chris Rotondo, OF, Villanova
Has not agreed to terms

20 (607): Gavin Van Kempen, RHP, Maple Hills HS (NY)
Has not agreed to terms