Cards select college shortstop Sohn in sixth round

Andrew Sohn, the Cardinals' sixth-round selection in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, could present the organization with a utility-type player.

The 21-year-old junior shortstop from Western Michigan hit .323 in 53 games last season, and he is a career .307 hitter in three seasons there. He provides some speed, going 34-for-42 on steals in his sophomore and junior seasons combined.

Sohn is a quick, athletic shortstop with a strong arm who was a First Team All-MAC player as a sophomore and named to the second team this past season.

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

After a string of six pitchers selected to start the Draft by the Cardinals, Sohn marked the second straight selection of a middle infielder.

Alex Halsted is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.