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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.

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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