Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:06:19 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals P Marco Gonzales will begin the season in High-A Palm Beach.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:45:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals P Marco Gonzales, P Rob Kaminsky and SS Oscar Mercado, the organization's first three draft picks in the 2013 First Year Player Draft, have reached contract agreements. Gonzales, as previously reported, signed for $1.85 million. The amount is slightly below the slot value of $2.0558 million for the 19th overall selection. Kaminsky, the 28th overall pick and a compensatory selection for the free-agent departure of SP Kyle Lohse, has agreed to sign for $1.7853 million. Mercado, taken in the second round with the 57th overall choice, received a signing bonus of $1.5 million, which was higher than the value assigned to that slot ($971,400) and lured him away from his commitment to Florida State. He is touted for his defense and projects to remain at shortstop for the long term.
The signing bonuses the Cardinals have handed out thus far equal $5.1353 million, leaving them with $1.7726 million in their pool of slot money. All money used to sign players from the first 10 rounds of the draft count against the pool total. An overage would result in a financial tax or, if extensive enough, the loss of a future draft pick.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:20:45 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals P Marco Gonzales, the team's first-round pick of the 2013 First Year Player Draft, has signed for $1.85 million. Baseball America evaluator Jim Callis believes that the Gonzaga product has the best changeup of pitchers drafted this year and might have been the most polished hurler available.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzales should be able to move relatively quickly, meaning a debut could be in the cards sometime late in 2014.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:05:16 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have selected Gonzaga P Marco Gonzales with the 19th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.