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St. Louis Cardinals MLB Draft

The 2014 Draft Tracker + News & Notes

Really, just a bunch of stuff that doesn't fit into it's own post.

*RHP, RHP, RHP, & RHP for the start of 2014 Draft

With four picks on the first day of the MLB Draft, the Cardinals chose four right-handed pitchers. Though all have very different styles, Dan Kantrovitz believes all have the potential to become "quintessential Cardinals."

*Draft Preview: Cardinals' slot money strategy

The current rules in the MLB Draft allow teams to move around money and exceed their allocated pool amounts with some penalties. The Cardinals have done well the past two years in bringing in talent under this system and 2014 should be no different.

Interview with 2014 MLB Draft sleeper Ty Barkell

Ty Barkell, first baseman from Division II USC-Aiken, is a player to watch for as the 2014 MLB Draft progresses, especially in the later rounds.

*Farm Inventory: Second Basemen

The keystone is an interesting position for the Cardinals from a talent perspective. A good chunk of solid talent in the low minors that needs to be culled a bit yet, and some very high profile bats in the mid-minors that could easily be pushing the guys ahead of them very soon.

2014 Draft Preview Part Eight

The most irritating draft preview ever, in all likelihood.

Secret Sauce: Evaluating Talent the Cardinal Way

"A good friend of mine used to say, 'This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.' Think about that for a while." -- Ebby Calvin LaLoosh, Bull Durham