The Cardinal Nation blog

Brian Walton's news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals (TM) and their minor league system

Tag archive for ‘first-year player draft’

Final Look at 2016 Cardinals Draft Spending

The St. Louis Cardinals spent over $9.5 million on top talent acquired in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.

Cardinals 2016 Draft Signing Bonus Update

The St. Louis Cardinals are done with their heavy lifting from the 2016 Draft, with over a half-million dollars to use on tougher signs from the latter rounds.

How did the Cardinals Fare with Kantrovitz as Top Scout?

Responding to reader comments about the state of the St. Louis Cardinals system related to Dan Kantrovitz’ three drafts as scouting director.

Reviewing the Cardinals draft with Rob Rains

Brian Walton and Rob Rains of break down the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 draft.

Wacha to join Carpenter and Drew as Cardinals’ fastest risers

A look at the players who reached the St. Louis Cardinals the soonest after being drafted.

Previewing MLB’s new labor agreement

Preliminary details on the changes coming to Major League Baseball free agency, player salaries, draft spending, arbitration, HGH testing and more.

The Cardinal Nation Blog top stories of 2009 #18: Shelby Miller

The St. Louis Cardinals ventured into unfamiliar territory when making their first-round pick in the 2009 draft.

Cardinals passing up comp draft picks

The St. Louis Cardinals have passed up the potential opportunity for 16 additional draft picks the last four seasons.

Checking Cardinals early draft pick return

A review of the St. Louis Cardinals early draft picks over the last six years, with special focus on regular versus compensatory selections.

Cardinals draft yield – the Luhnow years

Percentage of St. Louis Cardinals draftees signed in recent years.

Fewer recent Cards top draft picks made the bigs

Looking at how many first-round and top 100 picks made by the St. Louis Cardinals in recent years became major leaguers.