Cardinals sign eight MLB Draft picks
JUN 10, 2014 6:07p ET
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals signed eight members of their 2014 MLB Draft class, including two of their first 10 picks: second baseman Darren Seferina, who was taken in the fifth round, and outfielder Nick Thompson (eighth round).
Joining Seferina and Thompson are left-handed pitcher Jordan DeLorenzo (12th round), right-handed pitcher Matt Pearce (13th round), second baseman Casey Turgeon (24th round), right-handed pitcher Landon Beck (25th round), right-handed pitcher Tyler Dunnington (28th round) and a local prospect from St. Louis, left-handed pitcher Sasha Kuebel (38th round).
Seferina, 20, a left-handed-hitting infielder out of Miami-Dade Community College South, will report to State College in the New York-Penn League.
"Darren is a burner on the basepaths and possesses tremendous barrel accuracy with his bat," Cardinals director of scouting Dan Kantrovitz said in a press release. "We are looking forward to him being a catalyst in the State College lineup and getting his career going soon."
Thompson, 21, will join Seferina and report to State College. Thompson led NCAA Division I in runs scored (69), batting a team-leading .368 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI for the College of William & Mary.
"Nick had one of the most impressive offensive seasons of any college player this year," Kantrovitz said. "He controls the strike zone very well and has game power to all fields."
DeLorenzo, Pearce, Turgeon and Beck will report to Johnson City, the Cardinals' rookie league affiliate in the Appalachian League. Dunnington and Kuebel will report to the Cardinals' rookie Gulf Coast League entry in Jupiter, Fla.