Cardinals sign 15 of top 16 Draft picks

Cardinals sign 15 of top 16 Draft picks

ST. LOUIS -- The deadline to sign players selected in this year's MLB Draft passed on Friday at 4 p.m. CT with the Cardinals having signed 32 of the 44 players they selected, including 15 of their top 16 picks.

First-round pick Nick Plummer, an outfielder from Lathrup Village, Mich., is batting .186 in 17 games in the Gulf Coast League.

Third-round pick Harrison Bader, a University of Florida product, was promoted to Class A Peoria after a hot start with short-season State College, and is hitting .333 in eight games there.

Fourth-round pick Paul DeJong, from Illinois State, is batting .250 through nine games in Peoria after batting .486 in 10 games with Rookie-league affiliate Johnson City.

The club signed 28 of its Draft selections in 2014.

Worth noting: Three players from the club's Dominican Summer League affiliate will participate in the league's all-star game on Saturday. First baseman Carlos Rodriguez, outfielder Wadye Ynfante and outfielder Brian Sanchez were selected to take part.

David Cobb is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.