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Outfielder Asbury-Heath is Cards' 15th-round selection

Outfielder Asbury-Heath is Cards' 15th-round selection

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Outfielder Asbury-Heath is Cards' 15th-round selection

With their 15th-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft (No. 455 overall), the Cardinals selected prep center fielder DeAndre Asbury-Heath.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect was a two-sport athlete at Brookland-Cayce High School in South Carolina and is among the top wide receivers in the state.

"He's an athlete. We're gonna have to have a little patience with him in terms of a performance standpoint, but he's got tools," scouting director Dan Kantrovitz said. "He's definitely what you would just call a deluxe athlete."

Asbury-Heath is committed to a South Carolina community college, but Kantrovitz said the Cardinals are optimistic they will be able to sign him quickly.

Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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