Cardinals announce signings of 13 players from draft

The Cardinals have agreed to contracts with 13 picks from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player draft, the team announced Monday.
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ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals have agreed to minor league contracts with 13 picks from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player draft, the team announced Monday.

The highest pick to sign with the Cardinals was ninth-rounder Evan Kruczynski, a left-handed pitcher from East Carolina University.

Tenth-round pick Brett Seeburger, a left-handed pitcher, and 11th-rounder Evan Mendoza, an infielder, also agreed to terms with the Cardinals.

The Cardinals also agreed to contracts with RHP Jake Walsh (16th round), RHP Will Latcham (17th round), 2B Irving Lopez (19th round), OF Brandon Benson (20th round), RHP Evan Guillory (23rd round), RHP Thomas St. Clair (24th round), LHP Patrick Dayton (25th round), RHP Paul Balestrieri (26th round), 2B Wood Myers (29th round) and SS Michael Brdar (36th round).

All of the signed players have passed their physicals and will report to the Cardinals’ short-season clubs State College and Johnson City which begin play this week.

The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT to sign players from the draft.