Cardinals heading to the Pros

Howie Lindsey, Publisher
Cardinal Sports

In what has become an annual tradition, Louisville Baseball will lose a few juniors to the Major League Baseball Draft.


Mike DeZarn,

The Cardinals had eight players taken in the 2017 MLB Draft and seven of those eight have eligibility remaining at Louisville. Senior outfielder Logan Taylor was drafted in the 16th round to the Chicago White Sox.

Of the others drafted, the following are expected to sign with professional teams:

- Junior Brendan McKay, the 1st round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays

- Junior Drew Ellis, the 2nd round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks

- Junior Lincoln Henzman, the 4th round pick of the Chicago White Sox

- Junior Devin Hairston, the 6th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers

- Junior Kade McClure, the 6th round pick of the Chicago White Sox

- Junior Colby Fitch, the 13th round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies

Several Louisville players have already posted their farewells on Twitter:

Draft-eligible sophomore Riley Thompson was taken by the New York Yankees in the 25th round. He certainly has the option of signing with the Yankees, but he could also come back to school for another one or two seasons and retain draft eligibility.

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