ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals selected 27 players on the second day of the major league draft, nearly half of them pitchers.
St. Louis chose 13 pitchers, seven infielders, four outfielders and three catchers Wednesday from rounds four through 30. The last 20 rounds are on Thursday.
The Cardinals chose two Mississippi pitchers: Joseph Bittle in the fourth round and Chris Corrigan in the 30th round. Both are former college teammates of Cardinals prospect Lance Lynn, now at AA Springfield.
Other high-round picks were shortstop Ryan Jackson of Miami (Fla.) in the fifth and outfielders Virgil Hill of Los Angeles Mission College and Kyle Conley of Washington in the fifth and sixth. Pitcher Trevor Rosenthal of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Cowley Community College was taken in the 21st round.