Cardinals sign first round pick Rob Kaminsky

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that they had signed seven more 2013 draft picks, along with two undrafted free agents. The most notable player to sign from this group is one of their first round draft picks, Rob Kaminsky.

Kaminsky, a left-handed pitcher, was drafted 28th overall from St. Joseph’s Regional High School in New Jersey.
                
“Robert fits everything that we are looking for as a scouting department,” said Cardinals Scouting Director Dan Kantrovitz.  “He has outstanding stuff.  He has plus fastball velocity, excellent command and an out-pitch in his curveball that was one of the best in the country this year.  In addition to his stuff, he is a tremendous kid and a tireless worker.  Although only 18-years old, we think he is mature enough mentally and advanced enough physically to hit the ground running.”

The draft picks who signed:

Andrew Pierce, pitcher (8th round, Southern Mississippi)
Richy Pedroza, infielder (17th round, Cal-State Fullerton)
J.J. Altobelli, infielder (18th round, Oregon)
Michael Holback, pitcher (25th round, Cal Poly-SLO)
Will Anderson, pitcher (26th round, Fresno State)
Justin Ringo, infielder (28th round, Stanford)

The undrafted free agent signees:

Kyle Grieshaber, infielder (Central Missouri State)
Frankie Rodriguez, catcher (Puerto Rico)