Cards close Day 2 by taking Stanford's Diekroeger

Danny Diekroeger's Stanford team is in the midst of playing for a spot in the College World Series, but the senior now knows where he'll be whenever his collegiate career might come to a close.

Diekroeger was the final selection on Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, being selected in the 10th round by the Cardinals.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 12 p.m. CT.

In the last two seasons at Stanford, Diekroeger has developed into a starter, playing in 59 games this season after starting all 54 games last season as a junior.

The 22-year-old Diekroeger, who was drafted as a third baseman despite playing first for Stanford, has hit .311 this season. He went 2-for-4 in Stanford's 11-6 loss against Vanderbilt on Friday in the NCAA Super Regionals.

The Diekroeger family are no strangers to professional baseball. Danny's brother, Kenny, is currently playing in Class A ball for the Royals.

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