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Cardinals select 27 on draft day two


The second of three days of the Major League Baseball 2009 First-Year Player Draft was completed on Wednesday afternoon. The St. Louis Cardinals selected 27 players in the second day that ended at the conclusion of the 30th round. On Thursday, the draft will conclude with rounds 31-50.

Among the Cards’ selections Wednesday were 13 pitchers, seven infielders, four outfielders, and three catchers. Fifth-round selection, shortstop Ryan Jackson from the University of Miami is pictured.

St. Louis began and ended their day with selections of pitchers from Ole Miss, with Joseph Bittle taken in the fourth round and Chris Corrigan in the 30th.  Current Cardinals prospect Lance Lynn, now pitching at Double-A Springfield, is an Ole Miss alum and former teammate of the pair.

2009 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – CARDINALS’ DAY 2 RECAP

Rd. Player Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown
4 Joseph Bittle RHP R-R 6-2 190 University of Mississippi Texarkana, TX
5 Ryan Jackson SS R-R 6-2 175 University of Miami Miami Springs, FL
6 Virgil Hill OF R-R 6-0 185 Los Angeles Mission College Valencia, CA
7 Kyle Conley OF R-R 6-4 215 University of Washington Richland, WA
8 Jason Stidham SS L-R 5-11 170 Florida State University Palm Bay, FL
9 Nick McCully RHP R-R 5-10 195 Coastal Carolina University Lakeland, FL
10 Hector Hernandez LHP S-L 6-1 198 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Carolina, PR
11 Alan Ahmady 1B R-R 5-11 195 Fresno State University Fresno, CA
12 Pat Daugherty LHP L-L 6-5 215 Pearl River CC Bailey, MS
13 Matt Carpenter 3B L-R 6-3 208 Texas Christian University Sugar Land, TX
14 Ross Smith OF R-R 6-2 200 Middle Georgia College Eastman, GA
15 David Washington 1B L-L 6-5 200 University City HS University City, CA
16 Daniel Bibona LHP L-L 6-0 170 University of California- Irvine Lake Forest, CA
17 Jonathan Rodriguez 1B R-R 6-2 215 Manatee JC San Juan, PR
18 Anthony Garcia C R-R 6-0 180 San Juan Educational School Carolina, PR
19 Travis Tartamella C R-R 6-0 205 California State University at LA Alta Loma, CA
20 Scott Schneider RHP R-R 6-0 175 St. Mary’s College Fallbrook, CA
21 Trevor Rosenthal RHP R-R 6-2 190 Cowley County CC Lee Summit, MO
22 Joseph Bergman 2B L-R 5-10 190 College of Charleston Jacksonville, FL
23 Matthew Adams C L-R 6-3 245 Slippery Rock University Philipsburg, PA
24 Keith Butler RHP R-R 6-0 175 Wabash Valley College Morgantown, KY
25 Josh Squatrito RHP R-R 6-1 205 Towson University Willow Street, PA
26 Christian Beatty OF S-R 5-10 190 North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem, NC
27 Johnathan Fulino RHP L-R 6-4 190 University of Connecticut Quincy, MA
28 Justin Edwards LHP L-L 6-2 188 Kennesaw State University Guyton, GA
29 Daniel Calhoun LHP L-L 6-2 205 Murray State University Evansville, IN
30 Christopher Corrigan RHP R-R 6-2 170 University of Mississippi Houston, TX

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