The St. Louis Cardinals made it four high-schoolers out of their opening five picks in the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday with the selection of Jordan Hicks, a righthanded high-school pitcher out of Texas. The 105th overall picks is a compensation pick the Cardinals received as a result of their inability to sign 2014 third-round draftee Trevor McGill last summer.
#STLCards select (3rd Round-Supplemental, 105th overall) Jordan Hicks, RHP, Cypress Creek HS (Houston, Texas).— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 9, 2015
Hicks was the 349th player on Matt Garrioch's final draft board at Minor League Ball. John Sickels offered the following after the Cardinals announced the pick:
Raw, can hit 93-95, sometimes higher. Long-term project.
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