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Cards draft Loyola Marymount righty Megill in Round 3

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The Cardinals began Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday with the same trend that carried them through their first four picks during Day 1, adding yet another right-handed pitcher.

The final pick of the third round was used to select right-hander Trevor Megill from Loyola Marymount University in California. Megill missed his junior season at Loyola Marymount after having Tommy John surgery.

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The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 12 p.m. CT.

Megill posted a 5-8 record and a 3.57 ERA over 15 starts and 90 2/3 innings as a freshman after graduating high school a semester early to attend Loyola Marymount in time for the baseball season. As a sophomore, Megill made seven starts and eight appearances, finishing the season with a 2.72 ERA while tossing 43 innings and striking out 45 hitters.

Megill, a lanky 6-foot-8, has a repertoire that includes a fastball hitting 91-93 mph when healthy and a slow breaking ball at 79 mph.

Alex Halsted 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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