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St. Louis Cardinals First Round Draft Picks

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The St. Louis Cardinals first round draft picks include 81 players, with 42 being pitchers and 35 of those being drafted out of high school. The Cardinals have selected 10 outfielders, eight third basemen, seven shortstops, six first basemen, five catchers, two second baseman and one infielder in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Cardinals have selected 34 right-handers and eight left-handers.

The Cardinals have drafted 46 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Dakota Hudson in 2016. St. Louis has never selected first overall.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Joe DiFabioRHPDelta State University20$16,000
1966Leron LeeINFGrant HS (CA)7
1967Ted SimmonsCSouthfield HS (MI)10
1968Butch HairstonOFRoth HS (OH)19
1969Charles MinottLHPRoyal Oak HS (CA)20
1970Jim BrowningRHPEmma Sansom HS (AL)11
1971Ed Kurpiel1BArchbishop Molloy HS (NY)8$83,750
1972Dan LarsonRHPAlhambra HS (CA)21
1973Joe Edelen3BGracemont HS (OK)12
1974Garry TempletonSSSanta Ana Valley HS (CA)13
1975David JohnsonLHPGaylord HS (MI)16$30,000
1976Leon Durham1BWoodward HS (OH)15
1977Terry KennedyCFlorida State University6
1978Bob Hicks1BGonzalez Tate HS (FL)15
1979Andy Van SlykeOFNew Hartford HS (NY)6
1980Don CollinsRHPHomer L. Ferguson HS (VA)15
1981Bob MeachamSSSan Diego State University8
1982Todd WorrellRHPBiola University21
1983Jim Lindeman3BBradley University24
1984Mike DunneRHPBradley University7
1985Joe MagraneLHPUniversity of Arizona18$110,000
1986Luis Alicea2BFlorida State University23
1987Cris CarpenterRHPUniversity of Georgia14
1988John EricksRHPUniversity of Illinois22
1988Brad DuVallRHPVirginia Tech23
1988Brian JordanOFUniversity of Richmond30
1989Paul ColemanOFFrankston HS (TX)6$160,000
1990Donovan OsborneLHPUNLV13$240,000
1990Aaron HolbertSSDavid Starr Jordan HS (CA)18$195,000
1990Paul EllisCUCLA30
1991Dmitri Young3BRio Mesa HS (CA)4$385,000
1991Allen WatsonLHPNew York Institute of Technology21$225,000
1991Brian BarberRHPDr. Phillips HS (FL)22$200,000
1991Tom McKinnonRHPDavid Starr Jordan HS (CA)28
1991Dan Cholowsky3BUniversity of California39
1992Sean LoweRHPArizona State University15$300,000
1993Alan BenesRHPCreighton University16$500,000
1994Bret WagnerLHPWake Forest University19$525,000
1995Matt MorrisRHPSeton Hall University12$850,000
1995Chris Haas3BSt. Mary HS (KY)29
1996Braden LooperRHPWichita State University3$1,675,000
1997Adam KennedySSCalifornia State University, Northridge20$650,000
1998J.D. DrewOFFlorida State University5$3,000,000
1998Ben Diggins1BBradshaw HS (AZ)32Did Not Sign
1999Chance CapleRHPTexas A&M University30$1,200,000
1999Nick StocksRHPFlorida State University36$1,410,000
1999Chris Duncan1BCanyon del Oro HS (AZ)46$900,000
2000Shaun BoydOFVista HS (CA)13$1,750,000
2000Blake WilliamsRHPSouthwest Texas State University24$1,375,000
2001Justin PopeRHPUniversity of Central Florida28$900,000
2003Daric BartonCMarina HS (CA)28$975,000
2004Chris LambertRHPBoston College19$1,525,000
2005Colby RasmusOFRussell County HS (AL)28$1,000,000
2005Tyler GreeneSSGeorgia Tech30$1,100,000
2005Mark McCormickRHPBaylor University43$800,000
2005Tyler HerronRHPWellington Community HS (FL)46$675,000
2006Adam OttavinoRHPNortheastern University30$950,000
2006Chris PerezRHPUniversity of Miami42$800,000
2007Pete KozmaSSOwasso HS (OK)18$1,395,000
2007Clay MortensenRHPGonzaga University36$650,000
2008Brett Wallace1BArizona State University13$1,840,000
2008Lance LynnRHPUniversity of Mississippi39$938,000
2009Shelby MillerRHPBrownwood High School19$2,875,000
2010Zack Cox3BUniversity of Arkansas25$2,000,000
2010Seth BlairRHPArizona State University46$751,500
2010Tyrell JenkinsRHPHenderson HS (TX)50$1,300,000
2011Kolten Wong2BUniversity of Hawaii22$1,300,000
2012Michael WachaRHPTexas A&M University19$1,900,000
2012James RamseyOFFlorida State University23$1,850,000
2012Stephen Piscotty3BStanford University36$1,430,400
2012Patrick Wisdom3BSt. Mary's College of California52$678,790
2012Steve BeanCRockwall HS (TX)59$700,000
2013Marco GonzalesLHPGonzaga University19$1,850,000
2013Rob KaminskyLHPSt. Joseph Regional HS (NJ)28$1,785,300
2014Luke WeaverRHPFlorida State27$1,843,000
2014Jack FlahertyRHPHarvard-Westlake School (CA)34$2,000,000
2015Nick PlummerOFBrother Rice HS (MI)23$2,124,400
2015Jake WoodfordRHPH.B. Plant HS (FL)39$1,800,000
2016Delvin PerezSSInternational Baseball Academy (PR)23$2,222,500
2016Dylan CarlsonOFElk Grove HS (CA)33$1,350,000
2016Dakota HudsonRHPMississippi State University34$2,000,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Cardinals

Braden Looper (2006), Chris Duncan (2006), Lance Lynn (2011)

NL MVP Award Winners with Cardinals

None

NL Cy Young Award Winners with Cardinals

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Cardinals

Todd Worrell (1986)

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