2012 MLB Draft: Cardinals Sign Patrick Wisdom, Save $277,000 For No. 52 Pick Bonus

The St. Louis Cardinals signed third baseman Patrick Wisdom, the team's No. 52 overall pick in the supplemental first-round of the 2012 MLB Draft, to a $693,000 signing bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. As noted by MLB Trade Rumors, Major League Baseball recommends a bonus of $970,000 for the No. 52 draft pick slot, so the Cardinals saved $277,000 of their draft pool money by signing Wisdom to a below-slot bonus.


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Wisdom hit .303/.395/.525 in his three seasons in the West Coast Conference. St. Louis received the No. 52 pick as compensation for the loss of Octavio Dotel.

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