With their first pick, the 18th overall pick of the 2021 MLB Draft, the Cardinals selected right-handed pitcher Michael McGreevy from UC Santa Barbara.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 12, 2021
Coming in at 6’4”, 215 pounds, McGreevy is a 21-year-old who began college as a primary shortstop. It was after his freshman year that he made the switch to the mound full-time and it seems like it sure paid off. In three seasons for the Gauchos, McGreevy had a 2.33 ERA with 194 strikeouts and just 31 walks in 189 innings.
McGreevy was, of course, covered in one of A.E. Schafer’s draft previews back in May:
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McGreevy is said by many outlets to have the best command in this draft class. Here’s what CBS Sports had to say:
This is St. Louis’s only pick on Sunday. Their next selection will be in the second round, the 54th pick, will come Monday afternoon.