Walsh Highlights 2010 Draft Class

June 8, 2010

STANFORD, Calif.-- Colin Walsh highlighted the Cardinal on draft day, going in the 13th round of the Amateur Draft.

Walsh was the first Cardinal picked in the draft, going in the 13th round to the St. Louis Cardinals. A two-year starter at second base and a reserve of the 2008 College World Series team, Walsh hit .319 over 143 career games with 107 runs and 74 RBIs.

Not known for a power hitter his first two seasons, he led the Cardinal with seven home runs, 45 runs and 41 RBIs as a junior, while batting .317. As a sophomore, he led Stanford with a .320 average.

“I had an awesome time in my three years at Stanford. It means a lot to go to Omaha and start the last two years,” said Walsh, who will move from being a Cardinal with no “s”, to one with. “I'm thankful for the opportunity and I am excited to play for a quality organization like the Cardinals.”

Stanford Athletics has watched 85 former players reach the Major Leagues. Currently, eight players are playing the Big Leagues in 2010, including 2009 first round pick and former closer, Drew Storen.

In other news, freshmen Kenny Diekroeger, Tyler Gaffney and Stephen Piscotty were all named to the all-tournament team late Monday night for the NCAA Regional in Fullerton in which the Cardinal finished its season at 31-25.