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MLB draft 2015: Cardinals draft Nick Plummer 23rd overall

The outfielder exceeded mock draft expectations, going 23rd overall.

With the 23rd overall pick in the draft, the Cardinals selected outfielder Nick Plummer out of Brother Rice High School in Michigan. Plummer was not thought to be a first-round pick before the draft, so he seems to have exceeded expectations.

Plummer, a 5-foot-11 Kentucky commit, is known for his offensive potential and is thought to be able to hit for both power and average. His quick left-handed bat makes him a high-ceiling offensive player despite some struggles with his arm and a lack of speed. He may profile as a corner outfielder in the major leagues but could stay in center, where he played throughout high school.

MLB.com had Plummer ranked as the 30th-best prospect in the draft, noting that he was one of the most dangerous high school hitters in the entire draft. He joins an always-strong Cardinals organization, which is known to be one of the best in developing players with raw talent and making them successful major-leaguers.