Shelby Miller made the list, ranking 50th overall. Miller was the lone Cardinal representation. In other news, the Cardinal team color will remain red.
Brett Wallace ranked 27th.
In other news, Scott Bittle is probably toast. Take it away, Strauss -
Bittle’s issues are believed significant. His shoulder issue is most obvious toward the anterior (front) part of his shoulder. If surgery is required, it likely would be similar to the capsule-tightening procedure former Cardinals lefthander Mark Mulder required in 2006. Mulder made one abbreviated start with the club in two seasons after the surgery and last week at least postponed a comeback attempt.
Yep, he’s fried.
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Posted on June 10th, 2009 by erik in 2009 MLB Draft, tags: Alan Ahmady, Dan Bibona, David Washington, Hector Hernandez, Jason Stidham, Kyle Conley, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Nick McCully, Pat Daugherty, Ryan Jackson, Scott Bittle, Virgil Hill
Quick announcement: I’ll be on UCB Radio tonight at 9:30 to talk all things draft.
Here’s some quick snap shots of who the Cardinals took on Day 2
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Posted on June 10th, 2009 by erik in 2009 MLB Draft, tags: Ryan Jackson, Scott Bittle
Says BA’s draft blog:
The Cardinals took injured Ole Miss righthander Scott Bittle, who has a tear (or strain) in his right shoulder capsule, depending on who you talk to. When healthy, though, Bittle is ridiculously good, with a premium mid-80s cutter.
Bittle struck out 16 per nine innings last season, 14 per nine this past season. He was drafted by the Yankees last year, in the 2nd round, but the Yankees didn’t sign him once they got the medicals on his shoulder. If he’s healthy, great, but I’m not real thrilled with this pick, as my off the cuff reaction. Yet another reliever.
Here’s Bryan Smith’s take:
Scott Bittle in the fourth round to the Cards is really interesting. The Rebels had to shut him down this year with an arm injury, but in the weeks prior, he was as dominant as anyone in the nation. He has a nasty cutter that makes him hell on right-handers, and he’s a senior: cheap sign. I like that pick, although I wonder if they could have got it off 1-2 rounds later.
Ryan Jackson is a premium glove with a horrid bat. He’s the NCAA’s answer to Adam Everett. He did hit .360 as a sophomore, so maybe it was just a bad year. BA ranked him their 80th best draft available player. Defense is often underrated, so I think this is an underrated pick.
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