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1998 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1997 / 1998 / 1999

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1998 1 5 5 Cardinals J.D. Drew (minors) OF 44.9 1566 5173 242 .278 .873 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1998 1s 32 32 Cardinals *Ben Diggins (minors) 1B -0.7 5 7 0 .143 .286 5 0 4 8.63 1.92 0 HS Bradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley, AZ)
1998 2 48 5 Cardinals Chad Hutchinson (minors) RHP -0.5 3 1 0 .000 .000 3 0 0 24.75 3.75 0 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1998 2 55 12 Cardinals via Red Sox *Tim Lemon (minors) OF HS La Mirada HS (La Mirada, CA)
1998 3 78 5 Cardinals Gabe Johnson (minors) C HS Atlantic HS (Delray Beach, FL)
1998 4 108 5 Cardinals Bud Smith (minors) LHP -0.4 27 39 0 .179 .425 27 7 8 4.95 1.45 0 JC Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
1998 5 138 5 Cardinals Steve Stemle (minors) RHP -0.3 12 0 0 11 0 1 8.64 1.92 0 4Yr Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
1998 6 168 5 Cardinals Kris Rayborn (minors) LHP HS Purvis HS (Purvis, MS)
1998 7 198 5 Cardinals Brad Freeman (minors) SS 4Yr University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
1998 8 228 5 Cardinals Greg Clark (minors) C 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1998 9 258 5 Cardinals Jack Wilson (minors) SS 23.5 1370 4890 61 .265 .671 JC Oxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
1998 10 288 5 Cardinals Peter Zazueta (minors) RHP HS Amphitheater HS (Tucson, AZ)
1998 11 318 5 Cardinals Joel Vega (minors) LHP 4Yr Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH)
1998 12 348 5 Cardinals Jeff Waldron (minors) C 4Yr Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
1998 13 378 5 Cardinals Les Walrond (minors) LHP -0.6 23 3 0 .000 .000 23 1 4 7.07 1.99 0 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1998 14 408 5 Cardinals Jason Bowers (minors) SS JC Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
1998 15 438 5 Cardinals Johnny Hernandez (minors) OF HS Xaverian HS (Brooklyn, NY)
1998 16 468 5 Cardinals Scott Prather (minors) LHP 4Yr Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1998 17 498 5 Cardinals Mike Gargano (minors) RHP 4Yr Dixie State College of Utah (St. George, UT)
1998 18 528 5 Cardinals Esix Snead (minors) OF 0.2 18 13 1 .308 .896 4Yr University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
1998 19 558 5 Cardinals Travis Held (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
1998 20 588 5 Cardinals Chris Kelly (minors) 3B 4Yr Catawba College (Salisbury, NC)
1998 21 618 5 Cardinals Jim Molina (minors) OF 4Yr Florida International University (Miami, FL)
1998 22 648 5 Cardinals Michael Rerick (minors) LHP 4Yr North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
1998 23 678 5 Cardinals Andy Shibilo (minors) RHP 4Yr Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1998 24 708 5 Cardinals Rick Gonzales (minors) RHP 4Yr University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
1998 25 738 5 Cardinals Jon Hand (minors) RHP 4Yr Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
1998 26 768 5 Cardinals Steve Parker (minors) RHP HS Key West HS (Key West, FL)
1998 27 798 5 Cardinals Ryan Christianson (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE)
1998 28 828 5 Cardinals Jason Marr (minors) RHP 4Yr California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1998 29 858 5 Cardinals Jeff Viles (minors) RHP 4Yr Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)
1998 30 888 5 Cardinals Eric Gutshall (minors) RHP 4Yr Yale University (New Haven, CT)
1998 31 918 5 Cardinals Troy McNaughton (minors) RHP 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1998 32 948 5 Cardinals Troy Farnsworth (minors) 2B 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1998 33 978 5 Cardinals Tommy Kidwell (minors) 2B 4Yr Yale University (New Haven, CT)
1998 34 1008 5 Cardinals Kyle Boyer (minors) SS HS Bonneville HS (Ogden, UT)
1998 35 1038 5 Cardinals Dustin Hawkins (minors) OF HS Bonneville HS (Ogden, UT)
1998 36 1068 5 Cardinals Andrew Ecklund (minors) C 4Yr California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1998 37 1098 5 Cardinals Brent Cordell (minors) C HS Incline HS (Incline Village, NV)
1998 38 1128 5 Cardinals Seth Jerue (minors) SS HS Westfield HS (Westfield, MA)
1998 39 1158 5 Cardinals Vic Buttler (minors) OF HS Westchester HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1998 40 1188 5 Cardinals Scott Neal (minors) OF HS North Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA)
1998 41 1218 5 Cardinals Justin Knoedler (minors) C -0.3 14 18 0 .111 .269 HS Springfield HS (Springfield, IL)
1998 42 1248 5 Cardinals Brandon Tisher (minors) 1B HS Durango HS (Durango, CO)
1998 43 1276 4 Cardinals Scott Sorensen (minors) RHP HS Fruita Monument HS (Fruita, CO)
1998 44 1302 2 Cardinals Matt Harvick (minors) C HS North Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA)
1998 45 1328 2 Cardinals Matt Van Alsburg (minors) OF HS Fort Collins HS (Fort Collins, CO)

*Compensation Picks
Ben Diggins (Cardinals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dennis Eckersley
Tim Lemon (Cardinals-2) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Dennis Eckersley

47 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (19%). Total of 65.8 WAR, or 7.3 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.