How the St. Louis Cardinals Were Built

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How the St. Louis Cardinals Were Built

Here is a look at the current roster of the St. Louis Cardinals, examining how each player was acquired and where they were drafted/signed from.

Mitchell Boggs, RHP: Drafted by the Cardinals in the fifth round in 2005, from the University of Georgia.

Chris Carpenter, RHP:
Drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round in 1993, from high school in Manchester, New Hampshire. Signed as a free agent by the Cardinals in 2002.

Joe Kelly, RHP:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the third round in 2009, from the University of California-Riverside.

Kyle Lohse, RHP:
Drafted by the Cubs in the 29th round in 1996, from high school in Hamilton City, California. Attended Butte Junior College and signed with the Cubs in the spring of '97. Signed by the Cardinals as a free agent in 2008.

Lance Lynn, RHP:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the supplemental first round in 2008, from the University of Mississippi.

Shelby Miller, RHP:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the first round in 2009, from high school in Brownwood, Texas.

Jason Motte, RHP:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the 19th round in 2003, from Iona College.

Edward Mujica, RHP:
Signed by the Indians as a free agent in 2001 from Venezuela. Acquired by the Cardinals via trade with the Marlins in 2012.

Trevor Rosenthal, RHP:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the 21st round in 2009, from Cowley County Community College in Kansas.

Mark Rzepczynski, LHP:
Drafted by the Blue Jays in the fifth round in 2007, from the University of California-Riverside. Acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with the Blue Jays in 2011.

Fernando Salas, RHP:
Purchased by the Cardinals in 2007 from Saraperos de Saltillo in the Mexican League.

Adam Wainwright, RHP:
Drafted by the Braves in the first round in 2000, from high school in Brunswick, Georgia. Acquired by the Cardinals via trade with the Braves in 2003.

PITCHING SUMMARY
: 12 Pitchers
2 Signed as major or minor league free agents by the Cardinals
3 Acquired via trade
1 Purchased from the Mexican League
6 Developed by Cardinals Farm System

1 From Venezuela
1 From Mexico
3 From North American High Schools (Georgia, New Hampshire, Texas)
2 From Junior College
5 From Four-Year Colleges


Tony Cruz, C:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the 26th round in 2007 from Palm Beach Community College.

Yadier Molina, C:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round in 2000, from high school in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.

Matt Carpenter, INF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the 13th round in 2009, from Texas Christian University.

Daniel Descalso, 2B:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the third round in 2007, from the University of California-Davis.

David Freese, 3B:
Drafted by the Padres in the ninth round in 2006, from the University of South Alabama. Traded to the Cardinals in 2007.

Pete Kozma, INF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the first round in 2007, from high school in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Skip Schumaker, INF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the fifth round in 2001, from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Carlos Beltran, OF:
Drafted by the Royals in the second round in 1995, from high school in Manati, Puerto Rico. Signed by the Cardinals as a free agent in 2011.

Adron Chambers, OF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the 38th round in 2007, from Pensacola Junior College.

Allen Craig, OF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the eighth round in 2006, from the University of California-Berkeley.

Matt Holliday, OF:
Drafted by the Rockies in the seventh round in 1998, from high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Acquired in a trade with the Athletics in 2009.

Jon Jay, OF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the second round in 2006, from the University of Miami-Florida.

Shane Robinson, OF:
Drafted by the Cardinals in the fifth round in 2006, from Florida State University.

HITTING SUMMARY: 13 players

1 Signed as major or minor league free agent
2 Acquired by Trade
10 Products of Cardinals Farm System

4 From North American high schools (2 from Oklahoma, 2 from Puerto Rico)
2 From Junior Colleges
7 From Four-Year Colleges

Of the 25 players on the Cardinals post-season roster, one is from Venezuela, one is from Mexico, seven came from North American (including Puerto Rico) high schools, four came from junior colleges, and 12 came from four-year colleges.

Three were signed as major or minor league free agents, one was purchased from the Mexican League, five were acquired by trade, and 16 were developed by the Cardinals farm system.

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