Cardinals Draft picks from Day 1 of MLB Draft

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The Cardinals chose five players in a busy first day of the Major League Baseball Draft. The Redbirds had five selections in the first round and the compensatory round. St. Louis received extra picks this year due to the free agent departures of Albert Pujols, Octavio Dotel and Edwin Jackson.

Here are the Cardinals picks from Monday, June 4, 2012.

With the 19th pick in the draft, the Cardinals chose right handed pitcher Michael Wacha. He pitched at Texas A&M University and had a 9-1 record with a 2.06 ERA and 116 strikeouts.

The Cardinals picked again at #23 and chose outfielder James Ramsey, from Florida State University. Ramsey, the Seminoles center fielder, hit .385 with 15 HR and 55 RBI this season.

In the compensatory round, the Cardinals had three selections. The 36th pick had St. Louis selecting Stanford University third baseman Stephen Piscotty.This season, Piscotty hit .318 with 55 RBI for the Cardinal of Stanford.

With the 52nd pick of the draft, the Cardinals chose another 3rd baseman, Patrick Wisdom. He is from St, Mary’s College in California.

The Cardinals final pick of the compensatory round was a high school catcher. Steve Bean is a left handed hitting catcher from Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas, a suburb of Dallas..

The Major League Baseball Draft continues Tuesday and Wednesday.