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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.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Joe DiFabio RHP Delta State University 20 $16,000
1966 Leron Lee INF Grant HS (CA) 7
1967 Ted Simmons C Southfield HS (MI) 10
1968 Butch Hairston OF Roth HS (OH) 19
1969 Charles Minott LHP Royal Oak HS (CA) 20
1970 Jim Browning RHP Emma Sansom HS (AL) 11
1971 Ed Kurpiel 1B Archbishop Molloy HS (NY) 8 $83,750
1972 Dan Larson RHP Alhambra HS (CA) 21
1973 Joe Edelen 3B Gracemont HS (OK) 12
1974 Garry Templeton SS Santa Ana Valley HS (CA) 13
1975 David Johnson LHP Gaylord HS (MI) 16 $30,000
1976 Leon Durham 1B Woodward HS (OH) 15
1977 Terry Kennedy C Florida State University 6
1978 Bob Hicks 1B Gonzalez Tate HS (FL) 15
1979 Andy Van Slyke OF New Hartford HS (NY) 6
1980 Don Collins RHP Homer L. Ferguson HS (VA) 15
1981 Bob Meacham SS San Diego State University 8
1982 Todd Worrell RHP Biola University 21
1983 Jim Lindeman 3B Bradley University 24
1984 Mike Dunne RHP Bradley University 7
1985 Joe Magrane LHP University of Arizona 18 $110,000
1986 Luis Alicea 2B Florida State University 23
1987 Cris Carpenter RHP University of Georgia 14
1988 John Ericks RHP University of Illinois 22
1988 Brad DuVall RHP Virginia Tech 23
1988 Brian Jordan OF University of Richmond 30
1989 Paul Coleman OF Frankston HS (TX) 6 $160,000
1990 Donovan Osborne LHP UNLV 13 $240,000
1990 Aaron Holbert SS David Starr Jordan HS (CA) 18 $195,000
1990 Paul Ellis C UCLA 30
1991 Dmitri Young 3B Rio Mesa HS (CA) 4 $385,000
1991 Allen Watson LHP New York Institute of Technology 21 $225,000
1991 Brian Barber RHP Dr. Phillips HS (FL) 22 $200,000
1991 Tom McKinnon RHP David Starr Jordan HS (CA) 28
1991 Dan Cholowsky 3B University of California 39
1992 Sean Lowe RHP Arizona State University 15 $300,000
1993 Alan Benes RHP Creighton University 16 $500,000
1994 Bret Wagner LHP Wake Forest University 19 $525,000
1995 Matt Morris RHP Seton Hall University 12 $850,000
1995 Chris Haas 3B St. Mary HS (KY) 29
1996 Braden Looper RHP Wichita State University 3 $1,675,000
1997 Adam Kennedy SS California State University, Northridge 20 $650,000
1998 J.D. Drew OF Florida State University 5 $3,000,000
1998 Ben Diggins 1B Bradshaw HS (AZ) 32 Did Not Sign
1999 Chance Caple RHP Texas A&M University 30 $1,200,000
1999 Nick Stocks RHP Florida State University 36 $1,410,000
1999 Chris Duncan 1B Canyon del Oro HS (AZ) 46 $900,000
2000 Shaun Boyd OF Vista HS (CA) 13 $1,750,000
2000 Blake Williams RHP Southwest Texas State University 24 $1,375,000
2001 Justin Pope RHP University of Central Florida 28 $900,000
2003 Daric Barton C Marina HS (CA) 28 $975,000
2004 Chris Lambert RHP Boston College 19 $1,525,000
2005 Colby Rasmus OF Russell County HS (AL) 28 $1,000,000
2005 Tyler Greene SS Georgia Tech 30 $1,100,000
2005 Mark McCormick RHP Baylor University 43 $800,000
2005 Tyler Herron RHP Wellington Community HS (FL) 46 $675,000
2006 Adam Ottavino RHP Northeastern University 30 $950,000
2006 Chris Perez RHP University of Miami 42 $800,000
2007 Pete Kozma SS Owasso HS (OK) 18 $1,395,000
2007 Clay Mortensen RHP Gonzaga University 36 $650,000
2008 Brett Wallace 1B Arizona State University 13 $1,840,000
2008 Lance Lynn RHP University of Mississippi 39 $938,000
2009 Shelby Miller RHP Brownwood High School 19 $2,875,000
2010 Zack Cox 3B University of Arkansas 25 $2,000,000
2010 Seth Blair RHP Arizona State University 46 $751,500
2010 Tyrell Jenkins RHP Henderson HS (TX) 50 $1,300,000
2011 Kolten Wong 2B University of Hawaii 22 $1,300,000
2012 Michael Wacha RHP Texas A&M University 19 $1,900,000
2012 James Ramsey OF Florida State University 23 $1,850,000
2012 Stephen Piscotty 3B Stanford University 36 $1,430,400
2012 Patrick Wisdom 3B St. Mary's College of California 52 $678,790
2012 Steve Bean C Rockwall HS (TX) 59 $700,000
2013 Marco Gonzales LHP Gonzaga University 19 $1,850,000
2013 Rob Kaminsky LHP St. Joseph Regional HS (NJ) 28 $1,785,300
2014 Luke Weaver RHP Florida State 27 $1,843,000
2014 Jack Flaherty RHP Harvard-Westlake School (CA) 34 $2,000,000
2015 Nick Plummer OF Brother Rice HS (MI) 23 $2,124,400
2015 Jake Woodford RHP H.B. Plant HS (FL) 39 $1,800,000
2016 Delvin Perez SS International Baseball Academy (PR) 23 $2,222,500
2016 Dylan Carlson OF Elk Grove HS (CA) 33 $1,350,000
2016 Dakota Hudson RHP Mississippi State University 34 $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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