Cardinals announce three more signings
The Cardinals announced three more signings from the 2009 Draft on Tuesday, bringing the total number of officially confirmed and announced signees to 35.
Second-round pick Robert Stock, third-rounder Joe Kelly and fifth-rounder Ryan Jackson were all announced as signing on Wednesday, though Stock agreed to terms on Monday.
Stock pitched and caught at the University of Southern California, but he will enter the Cardinals system as a catcher — with the potential fallback option of returning to pitching. He pitched in USC’s regular weekend rotation in addition to serving as the team’s starting catcher. He will report to rookie-level Johnson City of the Appalachian League.
Kelly pitched in relief at the University of California-Riverside and throws a fastball in the high-90s according to vice president of scouting and player development Jeff Luhnow. Jackson is a shortstop from the University of Miami who is considered an exemplary defender. Kelly and Jackson will both report to Batavia of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League.
St. Louis has now signed four of its top six Draft picks. Still unsigned are first-rounder Shelby Miller and fourth-rounder Scott Bittle.