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The Cardinals select infielder Jordan Walker 21st overall in the 2020 MLB Draft

One of the top high school corner infield prospects is heading to St. Louis

MLB: MAR 29 Cardinals at Brewers Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cardinals selected Decatur High School third baseman Jordan Walker with the 21st pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.

One of the draft’s top high school corner infield prospects, Walker is 17 years old and checks in at a staggering 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds.

The Duke commit has impressive contact but what stands out is his power, which is likely maximized by his tremendous leverage and frame. There are some concerns about Walker’s recognition and awareness at the plate but his confidence coupled with his ability to make adjustments should allow him to overcome those setbacks. He also dons solid speed with decent arm strength.

Like many players in the draft, positional alignment is one of the biggest questions surrounding Walker. It seems apparent that he will continue to spend time at third base in professional baseball, but there is a growing belief that he could shift to outfield for some time. Right field is one of the top fits for Walker, who boasted impressive velocity during his time on the mound.

Overall, Walker’s impressive arm and bat will serve him well as he begins his professional baseball career—no matter what position he patrols.