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St. Louis Cardinals complete 2022 MLB Draft

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 19, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals have concluded their 2022 Major League Baseball Draft, selecting 20 players during the three-day event. The Cardinals selected 19 middle schoolers and one high school prep player. The players represented nine different states, including eight from California. The Cardinals’ selections by position included 13 pitchers, one catcher, two infielders and four outfielders. Of the 13 pitchers, eight are right-handed and four are left-handed.

This year’s draft marks the first time St. Louis has selected college players with its initial 19 picks since the 2004 draft, when the first 26 selections were college players.

OF Nathan Church – 11th round (337th overall) – University of California, Irvine

SS Michael Curialle – Round 12 (367th overall) – University of California-Los Angeles

RHP Chandler Arnold – Round 13 (397th overall) – Dallas Baptist University

RHP DJ Carpenter – 14th round (427th overall) – Oregon State University

RHP Matthew Hickey – 15th round (457th overall) – Tarleton State University (Tex.)

RHP Hunter Hayes – Round 16 (487th overall) – University of the Pacific (California)

SS Brody Moore – 17th round (517th overall) – Auburn University

LHP Jack (John) Lynch – Round 18 (547th overall) – Xavier University

OF Chris Rotondo Jr. – 19th round (577th overall) – Villanova University

RHP Gavin Van Kempen – Round 20 (607th overall) – Maple Hill High School (NY)

2022 FIRST YEAR PLAYER WITHDRAWAL – FINAL RECAP

Rd., Player (Global Pick) | pos. | BT | HT | Weight | School | Hometown

DAY 1 ——————-

1. Cooper Hjerpe (22) | HPL | LL | 6-3 | 200 | Oregon State University | Capay, California.

2. Brycen Mautz (59) | HPL | LL | 6-3 | 190 | University of San Diego | San Diego, California.

DAY 2 ——————-

3. Pete Hansen (97) | HPL | RL | 6-2 | 205 | University of Texas | El Dorado Hills, California.

4. Jimmy Crooks III (127) | C | LR | 6-1 | 210 | University of Oklahoma | Euless, Tex.

5.Victor Scott II (157) | FROM | LL 5-11 | 190 | West Virginia University | Powder Springs, Ga.

6. Max Rajcic (187) | HPR | RR | 6-0 | 210 | University of California-Los Angeles | Fullerton, California.

7. Alex Iadisernia (217) | FROM | LL | 5-11 | 180 | Elon University (NC) | Jackson, New Jersey

8. Cade Winquest (247) | HPR | RR 6-2 | 205 | University of Texas at Arlington | Haslet, Texas.

9.Joseph King (277) | HPR | RR | 6-1 | 194 | University of California-Berkeley | Redwood City, California.

10. Jacobson Tanner (307) | HPR | RR 6-1 | 190 | Queens University of Charlotte (NC) | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

DAY 3 ——————-

11. Nathan Church (337) | FROM | L/L 5-11 | 180 | University of California-Irvine | Coto de Caza, California.

12. Michel Curialle (367) | SS | R/R 6-2 | 199 | Univ. of California-Los Angeles | Capistrano Valley, California.

13. Chandler Arnold (397) | HPR | R/R 6-2 | 189 | Dallas Baptist University | | | Mesquite, Texas.

14. DJ carpenter (427) | HPR | R/R 6-8 | 242 | Oregon State University | Moreno Valley, California.

15. Matthew Hickey (457) | RHP L/R 6-1 | 165 | Tarleton State University (Texas) | Glanbury, Texas.

16. Hunter Hayes (487) | HPR | R/R 6-1 | 185 | University of the Pacific | Citrus Heights, California.

17. Brody Moore (517) | SS | R/R 5-11 | 183 | Auburn University | Oneonta, Ala.

18.Jack Lynch (547) | HPL | L/L | 5-11 | 190 | Xavier University | Dallas, Texas.

19. Chris Rotondo (577) | FROM | R/R | 6-0 | 200 | Villanova University | Redding, Conn.

20. Gavin Van Kempen (607) | HPR | R/R 6-6 | 215 | Maple Hill High School (New York) | Castleton, NY