The MLB Draft is in the books and, as promised, our own “Big Jawn Mize” — commenter and scout from right here on the site — is joining us to break it down!
Here are their picks for the first ten rounds with slot values, per Keith Law at the Athletic:
Cardinals draft picks with top-10 round slot values
Round 1, Pick No. 22: Cooper Hjerpe, LHP, Oregon State ($3,180,600)
Round 2, Pick No. 59: Brycen Mautz, LHP, University of San Diego ($1,245,600)
Round 3, Pick No. 97: Pete Hansen, P, Texas ($629,500)
Round 4, Pick No. 127: Jimmy Crooks III, C, Oklahoma ($470,100)
Round 5, Pick No. 157: Victor Scott II, OF, West Virginia ($350,200)
Round 6, Pick No. 187: Max Rajcic, RHP, UCLA ($270,500)
Rd. 7, Pick No. 217: Alex Iadisernia, OF, Elon University ($211,800)
Rd. 8, Pick No. 247: Cade Winquest, RHP, University of Texas — Arlington ($174,500)
Round 9, Pick No. 277: Joseph King, RHP, California ($159,000)
Round 10, Pick No. 307: Tanner Jacobson, RHP, Queens University of Charlotte (NC) ($150,500)
Big Jawn and I talk about picks 1-6 and dig into the approach the Cardinals took this draft. Did they specifically target left pitchers with a low arm slot? How does that lack of a “downward plane” affect their approach? What kind of velocity might we expect these pitchers to gain with professional strength training?
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