When the St. Louis Cardinals selected Davis Ward in the 40th round, the 2014 first-year player draft was complete.
Ward, the 1,215th and final pick of the draft, was one of nearly two-dozen pitchers taken by the St. Louis.
The Cardinals used their first six picks on pitchers, including both first-round picks on a pair of right-handers (Luke Weaver, Jack Flaherty). They also selected 11 infielders, five outfielders and three catchers.
A good number of the Cardinals’ draft picks figure to have bright futures in professional baseball. Based on their prior achievements and statistics, the odds of the Cardinals’ top picks making it to the big leagues are better than half, in my opinion.
Here’s a breakdown of the Cardinals’ top 15 draft picks, including statistics from this past season.