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Pete Hansen LHP-St. Louis Cardinals: 2022 MLB Draft, 3rd Rd, 97th overall

Hansen, a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2022, finished with a 1.88 ERA in 2021. Over the last three seasons, he lost just four of 26 starts. Opponents batted just .214 against the former Longhorn during his career.

Pete Hansen LHP-St. Louis Cardinals
Hansen won 22 of 26 starts at Texas in 42 appearances.

In 2021, Hansen finished with a 1.88 ERA, while allowing just three home runs and a .201 batting average.

Jimmy Crooks C-St. Louis Cardinals: 2022 MLB Draft, 4th Rd, 127th overall

Former Oklahoma catcher Jimmy Crooks is heading to an organization with arguably the best catcher of the last two decades in Yadier Molina. Molina was also a fourth-round selection (113th overall) in the 2000 MLB Draft. Crooks blocks the plate well and gets the ball out of his glove quickly on the defensive end. He threw out 20 of 45 potential base stealers in 2022.

Jimmy Crooks C-St. Louis Cardinals
Crooks’ energy is evident every time he steps on the diamond. He turned it on in the postseason as a hitter, substantiating his work defensively behind the plate.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Crooks’ end to the season came as a hitter. He led the team with 20 runs batted in during the postseason and those totals included five home runs and six doubles. The former Sooner has enough speed for a catcher. He finished with 10 steals this past season.

Victor Scott II OF-St. Louis Cardinals: 2022 MLB Draft, 5th Rd, 157th overall

Victor Scott II’s foot speed aided him on both the bases and in the field for the West Virginia Mountaineers. During school, he posted an 86-percent conversion rate on steal attempts. His marked improvement as a hitter in 2022 (.278 BA) spurred more on-base opportunities. Scott’s 38 stolen bases led the conference and ranked sixth nationally this past season.

Scott II’s father, Victor, and mother, Mary, both ran track at Morris Brown College. His father was inducted into the school’s track & field Hall of Fame.

Victor Scott II OF-St. Louis Cardinals
Scott II brings outstanding speed and range as an outfielder to the Cardinals organization.