The Cardinals selected Jean Mijares from the Twins organization in the AAA portion of the Rule V draft.
Mijares is physically small. When you hear comments made about Eduwardo Sanchez being small, a similar assessment holds true for Mijares. Both are listed at 5′ 11″ with Sanchez weighing in at 155lbs and Mijares at 149lbs.
A lefty who spent the entirety of 2010 in the Rookie level Appalachian League, the Cardinals are very familiar with him as he plays for their league rival the Twins affiliate Elizabethon. Mijares struck out an impressive 45 batters in 33.2 innings walking 17. He’ll need to refine his command to accelerate his path to the majors.