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4.139 St. Louis Cardinals - Cody Stanley, C, UNC Wilmington

The Cardinals spent the 139th overall pick on Cody Stanley.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Cody Stanley   Position: C   School: UNC Wilmington   State: NC   Year: Jr.   Height: 5’10’’   Weight: 190

Bats: L   Throws: R   Birth Date: 12/21/88   Seiler Rating: 2C2   Last Drafted: Never

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

43

146

27

42

9

1

5

32

5

   1

11

32

.288

.333

.466

2009

54

223

54

74

13

6

12

56

10

2

30

37

.332

.427

.605

2010

59

226

53

73

16

0

11

40

13

2

42

23

.323

.438

.540


Cody Stanley is a polished college catcher from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Stanley originally came to UNC Wilmington from Clinton High School in Clinton, North Carolina, a small town about 30 miles east of Fayetteville. He wasn’t a strong draft prospect coming out of high school, mainly due to his small frame and lack of big tools. He went undrafted in the 2007 draft, and he headed to school. He started fairly soon once he arrived on campus, and he put together respectable numbers as a freshman. He really started standing out with his sophomore year, though, and he cemented his high-level draft status with a nice summer on the Cape last year. He came into the spring with good draft stock, and a solid junior year has only confirmed that stock. He has the tools to become an average starting catcher at the Major League level, and all he needs to do is continue developing his defensive tools. At the plate, he’s an average hitter with a very polished approach, and he’s a very hard out when he wants to be. He’s going to take a lot of walks, and he’s not going to strike out very much, but fringe-average power limits his overall offensive ceiling. He’s a fringe-average runner, which is better than average for a catcher, but not great for offense. Defensively, he’s an average receiver with an average arm and footwork, so he should be a decent catching option. He’s expected to go in the fourth to seventh round range, where he should be signable.