Round 3, Pick 98: Mike Mayers, RHP

With their pick in the 3rd round, the Cardinals selected junior Mike Mayers, RHP out of Ole Miss, the same university that brought Lance Lynn to the Cardinals.

Mike Mayers, RHP

University of Mississippi

Height: 6'03"

Weight: 200lbs

DOB: 12/06/91

Per MLB's Draft Tracker:

Since being undrafted coming out of Grove City (Ohio) High School in 2010, Mayers has shown steady improvement in his three years at Mississippi. He relies on pitchability and his feel for the craft more than overpowering stuff, but scouts see him as a future Major League starter. Mayers combines his low-90s fastball with a slider and changeup, which has plus potential. He has good command of all three of his pitches. Without swing-and-miss stuff, Mayers will have to continue to refine his control. He earns high marks for his makeup and poise on the mound.

Seems like another pitcher to add to the two new pitchers who all have the "pitchability" tag applied to them.

Minor League Ball:

23. Mike Mayers, P, JR, 35/50: Solid fastball in the low 90's. Good breaking ball.

Perfect game had this to say:

Mike Mayers could make a case for being one of the more under-discussed players in the country. Scouts know about him, as do the people who follow the draft closely, but he’s not written about as much as other college pitchers that he seems to be clearly equal to or better. Now, this isn’t to say that Mayers is a first round prospect; he isn’t. But, since last summer, he’s consistently held his stock as top three round pitching prospect. And, his began with what was not the most impressive statistical performance in the Cape Cod League last summer, but one that left evaluators highly impressed nonetheless.

Here's the scouting report from Big League Futures (who's site appears to be down)

Scouting Report:

High 3/4 arm slot

High leg kick

Fast arm

Fastball sits 88-92, can touch 94

Above average slider, 80-83

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