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Second Day Surprise: Cardinals Take Prep Star Austin Wilson

With their twelfth round pick in this year’s MLB Draft the Cardinals took the best remaining talent on the board, and it wasn’t close: Austin Wilson, a first round talent whose power potential was perhaps the best on the board, non-Bryce-Harper division, was a potential first rounder who scared away baseball’s 29 other teams by wanting to go to Stanford.

The Cardinals’ Jeff Luhnow has already dismissed his chance of signing as a “<a href=”http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/C62BDBB9E04B8CE78625773D00109782?OpenDocument" target="new">longshot</a>", but having him under club control for a few months has to at least make life a little more difficult for first rounder Zach Cox’s agent…