With the 23rd pick of the 30th round (916th overall) the St. Louis Cardinals selected high school right-hander Josh Burgmann.
Hometown: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Teams: Vauxhall Academy, Canadian Junior National Team, Nanaimo Pirates, Kansas City Royals Scout Team, Team BC
College Commitment: University of Washington
Coaches: Les McTavish, Greg Hamilton.
Twitter Handle: @josh_burgmann25
Scout: Rob Fidler
Dominican summer trip: Four scoreless innings, allowing seven hits, four strike outs against MLB Prospects ... Needed 61 pitches in six innings allowing one hit, striking out four Yankees, after a two out single in the second retired 13 in a row ... Scattered three hits, walked one, left two stranded in the fourth, facing 19 batters over five innings in win over Twins ...
Extended spring trip:Allowed five earned runs against the Braves, six strikeouts in three innings ... Allowed three runs facing the Tigers one strikeout ... Florida Spring trip: Fanned 3 in three innings vs. Phillies allowing two runs, one earned ... Scoreless inning against the Rays ...
At Vauxhall camp: “Showed a very good fastball, change up has life, breaking ball needs a bit more depth ... 90-92 MPH.”