Cardinals Draft Picks 2012: St. Louis Takes Collegiate Player In 36 Of 44 Picks

The 2012 MLB Draft is over, and the St. Louis Cardinals have 44 new players to show for their effort. In an interesting twist, 36 of those 44 prospects came from the college ranks and only high school players made the cut. St. Louis selected 21 pitchers, 12 infielders, six outfielders and five catchers, according to the press release from the team website.

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Here's the full list of St. Louis draftees:

  1. RHP Michael Wacha (No. 19 overall)
  2. OF James Ramsey (No. 23)
  3. 1B-3B Stephen Piscotty (No. 36)
  4. 3B Patrick Wisdom (No. 52)
  5. C Steve Bean (No. 59)
  6. 3B Carson Kelly (No. 86)
  7. LHP Tim Cooney (No. 117)
  8. SS Alejandro Meija (No. 150)
  9. RHP Cory Jones (No. 180)
  10. RHP Kurt Heyer (No. 210)
  11. RHP Kyle Barraclough (No. 240)
  12. OF Yoenny Gonzalez (No. 270)
  13. C Rowan Wick (No. 300)
  14. 2B Jacob Wilson (No. 330)
  15. SS Trey Williams (No. 360)
  16. LHP Max Foody (No. 390)
  17. SS Brett Wiley (No. 420)
  18. SS Anthony Melchionda (No. 450)
  19. SS Bruce Caldwell (No. 480)
  20. RHP Joseph Scanio (No. 510)
  21. RHP Christopher Perry (No. 540)
  22. 1B Jeremy Schaffer (No. 570)
  23. RHP Steven Gallardo (No. 600)
  24. OF Matthew Young (No. 630)
  25. 1B Joseph Almaraz (No. 660)
  26. C Casey Schroeder (No. 690)
  27. OF Tate Matheny (No. 720)
  28. LHP Lee Stoppelman (No. 750)
  29. RHP Mariano Llorens (No. 780)
  30. LHP Steven Sabatino (No. 810)
  31. RHP Joseph Cuda (No. 840)
  32. OF Dodson McPherson (No. 870)
  33. RHP Andy Hillis (No. 900)
  34. LHP Kyle Helisek (No. 930)
  35. RHP Joseph Donofrio (No. 960)
  36. SS Eduardo Oquendo (No. 990)
  37. RHP Ronald Shaban (No. 1020)
  38. LHP Mark Trentacosta (No. 1050)
  39. LHP Benjamin O'Shea (No. 1080)
  40. C Alexander Swim (No. 1110)
  41. OF Derrick May (No. 1140)
  42. LHP Javier Machuca (No. 1170)
  43. RHP Michael Aldrete (No. 1200)
  44. C Ian Rice (No. 1230)

To learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels. For more on the Cardinals, stick with SB Nation St. Louis. For more news, notes and analysis head over to Viva El Birdos. For more from around the league, check out Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer.

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