Cards reach deal with 5th-rounder Robbins

Trosclair (20th round) and Gonzalez (29th) also agree to terms

Cards reach deal with 5th-rounder Robbins

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals agreed to terms with three more 2016 MLB Draft picks Thursday, including fifth-round selection Walker Robbins. St. Louis also added three undrafted free agents.

A left-handed batter and outfielder from George County (Miss.) High School, Robbins agreed to sign for $450,000, which is $134,400 over slot value. He was committed to play at Mississippi State before signing with the Cardinals.

Robbins hit .477 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 115 plate appearances for George County last season. On the mound, he went 8-2 with a 0.67 ERA.

Cardinals' 2016 Draft selections

St. Louis' 20th-round pick, Stefan Trosclair, and 29th-round pick, Noel Gonzalez, are also among those who agreed to terms. Trosclair is a right-handed first baseman from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Gonzalez is a right-handed pitcher out of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) College.

Trosclair hit .277 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs this season. Gonzalez appeared in 15 games and went 2-0 with eight saves and a 0.86 ERA over 21 innings.

The Cardinals' free-agent pickups include right-handed pitcher Keaton Siomkin (University of California-Berkeley) and left-handed pitchers Colton Thomson (University of New Mexico) and Ross Vance (West Virginia University).

Siomkin appeared in 26 games for the Golden Bears. He gave up 13 earned runs on 33 hits over 36 1/3 innings pitched with a 3.22 ERA. Thomson was 8-2 in 15 starts with a 3.61 ERA, while Vance finished his season 7-2 in 13 starts with a 4.91 ERA.

The Cardinals have now agreed to terms with 23 of their 42 Draft picks. Robbins' agreement means St. Louis has deals in place with seven of its picks from the top 10 rounds. The team is still negotiating a deal with Puerto Rican shortstop Delvin Perez, their top Draft pick who fell in the first round due to a positive test for PED use.

Nick Krueger is a reporter for based in St. Louis. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.