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.