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St. Louis Cardinals draft Harvard-Westlake's Jack Flaherty in Round 1
St. Louis Cardinals draft Harvard-Westlake's Jack Flaherty in Round 1

After nearly 3 1/2 hours of watching the first round of baseball's first-year player draft unfold on television Thursday night, Jack Flaherty of Studio City Harvard-Westlake finally heard his name called. The St. Louis Cardinals made him the 34th and final pick of the first round. Flaherty, a right-handed pitcher who was 10-0 this season and 23-0 over two seasons, is the third pitcher from Harvard-Westlake chosen in the first round in the last three years. In 2012, Max Fried and Lucas Giolito were first-round picks. Flaherty signed with North Carolina but is expected to give strong consideration to signing with the Cardinals. He was the Gatorade state player of the year. ...

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