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2012 MLB Draft Results: St. Louis Cardinals Select RHP Cory Jones At No. 180

For the St. Louis Cardinals' fourth round selection, the Cards have selected RHP Cory Jones out of Arizona University, where he hit .357/.388/.485 in the 2012 NCAA season. According to the scouting report from MLB.com, Jones offers a potentially useful bullpen arm:

Teams looking for talent in the junior college ranks might want to look at the power right arm of Jones. He jumped on the prospect map this year, his first at College of the Canyons after a transfer from Pepperdine. A starter now, his future may be in the bullpen, where his fastball, which touches the mid-90s, and his inconsistent power breaking ball, would play up.

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Here is a look at the Cards' selections through their first nine picks:

  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)

The Cards are next on the clock at pick No. 210. If you want to follow along, check it out live on MLB.com.

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