After being shut out of the first day of the MLB Draft, the Cardinals picked eight players on Day 2.
The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t make any selections on the first day of the 2017 MLB Draft after losing their first-rounder as compensation for signing center fielder Dexter Fowler (who was extended a qualifying offer by the Chicago Cubs), then losing their second-rounder and competitive balance pick as punishment for hacking into the Houston Astros’ scouting database under the leadership of former scouting director Chris Correa.
They finally made their first selection on Tuesday afternoon, finally getting on the board in the third round. In total, they made eight selections on Day 2, and while they didn’t select any players with exceptionally high ceilings, they assembled a group of players that they believe to be easily signable–thus enabling them to boost their minor-league system as much as possible in a year where they didn’t pick for the entirety of the draft’s first day.
Let’s take a look at each other Cardinals’ Day 2 selections, starting with their third-rounder: