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Cardinals sign 32 of 50 2009 draft picks


On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have agreed to terms with 32 of their 50 selections from last week’s MLB Draft.

The earliest draft pick to agree to a contract was OF Virgil Hill from Los Angeles Mission College, the Cardinals sixth-round choice. The former MLB Youth Academy Participant is the son of former light-heavyweight boxing champion Virgil Hill.

Among the others coming to terms was first baseman Alan Ahmady of Fresno State (pictured), who was suspended last month for a violation of athletic department policy. It was the junior’s second suspension this season and third in two years.

Below is the complete list of players from the 2009 MLB Draft who agreed to terms with the Cardinals on Monday.

Rd. Player Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown
6 Virgil Hill OF R-R 6-0 185 Los Angeles Mission College Valencia, CA
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
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
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
31 Tyler Bighames SS R-R 6-2 190 Estero HS Estero, FL
32. Travis Lawler RHP R-R 6-3 180 Midland College College Station, TX
33. Devin Goodwin SS R-R 5-11 185 Delta State University Russellville, AL
34. David Kington RHP R-R 6-2 200 University of So. Illinois-Carbondale Coquitlam, B.C.
35. Andrew Moss RHP R-R 6-1 210 Lincoln University Piedmont, MO
36. Justin Smith RHP R-R 6-0 190 Utah Valley University Pleasant Grove, UT
37. Richard Racobaldo 3B R-R 6-2 215 Mt. Olive College Marlton, NJ
38. John Durham LHP L-L 6-1 170 Warner Southern College Port St. Lucie, FL
40. Jesse Simpson RHP R-R 6-0 185 College of Charleston Baton Rouge, LA
41. Cale Johnson RHP R-R 6-2 200 McKendree University Greenville, IL
42. Aaron Terry RHP R-R 5-11 185 Southern Arkansas University Rison, AR
43. Manuel De La Cruz LHP L-L 6-2 225 Imperial Valley College El Centro, CA
44. Kyle Heim LHP L-L 6-4 220 University of Iowa St. Joe, MO
47. Michael Thompson RHP L-R 6-0 200 Bellarmine College Newburgh, IN
48. Jason Novak RHP R-R 6-2 205 UCLA Agoura Hills, CA

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