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Ian Bedell is a St. Louis Cardinal

Mizzou News for Friday, June 12

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Congrats, Ian Bedell!

Mizzou pitcher Ian Bedell was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 122nd pick of the Major League Baseball draft. Bedell, a lifelong Cardinals fan, is 99.9 percent sure he is going to sign with the Cardinals. I know Beiser ball would hate to lose him, but being drafted by your hometown team is pretty damn cool. Additionally (and I did not know this), Bedell graduated from high school early so he could get a jump start on enrolling at Mizzou, so he was one of the younger college pitchers available in the draft.

Longtime Cardinals columnist, Derrick Goold, covered the Cards’ last few picks, both pitchers. The Athletic’s Melissa Lockard ($$) wrote about how St. Louis draft pick Ian Bedell is a throwback pitcher in a velocity-crazed era.

Bedell was not the only Mizzou player taken in the draft. Would-be incoming freshman, OF Isaiah Greene, was selected by the New York Mets with the 69th overall pick.

On to the Links. Happy Friday and Congrats, Ian and Isaiah!!

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More Links:

  • Congrats to Mizzou’s Preseason All-SEC picks!
  • Both Cuonzo Martin AND Eli Drinkwitz were guests on KMOX Radio host Tom Ackerman’s Garage Happy Hour!

Interesting/Non-Mizzou News

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