In the minor league portion of the draft the Cardinals selected Shooter Hunt from Minnesota and Barrett Browning from Anaheim.
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There’s not much to be found about Erik Komatsu, the former Nationals’ outfielder selected by the Cardinals in the Rule 5 draft. He’s 24 years old (DOB 10/1/1987), left-handed at the plate and in the field, average height (5’10″) and weighs 185 lbs. He was traded from the Brewers to the Nationals last year for Jerry Hariston Jr. after Richie Weeks was injured.
The Cardinals selected Eric Komatsu in the major league portion of the rule 5 draft from the Washington Nationals.
The Cardinals lost several players in the minor league portion of the draft:
The Cardinals added:
More details to come.
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Matthew Leach brings us the details of the Cardinals’ 40 man additions today. The Cardinals add right handers Adam Ottavino and Chuckie Fick to the roster as well as left hander Sam Freeman. Notably absent is David Kopp.
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The Cardinals selected Jean Mijares from the Twins organization in the AAA portion of the Rule V draft.
The Cardinals made more yet moves today to adjust their 40-man roster before the Rule 5 draft.
Added: Tony Cruz, Blake King
Removed: Nick Stavinoha, Adam Ottavino, Steve Hill and Daryl Jones. All four are “outrighted” to Memphis and available for the Rule 5 draft.
The Cards have added 5 players to their 40-man roster which protects them from the Rule 5 draft this offseason.
They added Eduardo Sanchez, Adam Reifer, David Kopp, Adron Chambers and Mr. Peter Kozma.
Notables left unprotected are Tony Cruz, Blake King and Brian Broderick.
In the AAA phase of the Rule 5 draft, the Cardinals select LHP Matt Meyer from the Cleveland organization.
He bounced across 3 levels in 2009, getting as high as AAA.
He has a career 9.7 K/9 rate and 4.9 BB/9 rate in the minors.
Here’s a scouting report on him from Indians Prospect Insider.
After the jump is a video of Matt:
After such a good article on Mike Parisi’s stuff, it was inevitable that something would befall Parisi and it did as the hated Cubs selected Parisi in the first round of the Rule 5 draft.
Now, just as a refresher, Mike has to stay on the Cubs 25 man major league roster all season or he will be sold back to the Cardinals for $25,000.
Joe Strauss tweets ” Cardinals apparently vulnerable to losing two “prospects” in … Rule 5. One familiar; one not.
This thread in Primate Land has lot of links to other players of interest.
My prediction is the Cardinals draft nobody, although if they could get a RH reliever with some upside, I don’t see what’s the harm in taking a shot. I know the club would like to get a LH hitting outfielder, but I don’t think it’s a big priority with Allen Craig, Joe Mather and Jon Jay all vying for 4th/5th OF jobs with the big club. And I don’t have a good idea who Strauss is referring to that the team could lose. McCormick has perceived upside, I could see a team taking a shot on him. Mike Parisi maybe could be a fit as a swingman. No idea who the mystery man could be. Maybe Amaury Marti? …..
I say if all else fails, draft Disco Hayes. If he fails as a ROOGY, he could work for Sig in the analytical department.