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Cardinals Conclude First Day of Draft with High School Arm

With the last pick of the first day of the MLB Draft—compensation for the Angels signing Joel Pineiro in the offseason—the Cardinals took right-handed high schooler Tyrell Jenkins.

Jenkins has an excellent fastball, but the Cardinals will have some compensation in the course of actually getting him signed; a two-sport star, he’s currently committed to go to Baylor on a football scholarship. Let’s hope he prefers pitching baseballs to throwing footballs.