Cards ink four draftees, including Gomber, O'Keefe

Cards ink four draftees, including Gomber, O'Keefe

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced the signing of four more players from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday, including fourth-round selection Austin Gomber and seventh-round pick Brian O'Keefe.

Gomber, a left-handed starter out of Florida Atlantic, was the staff ace the last two seasons. In three seasons at Florida Atlantic, Gomber made 41 starts, logging 244 2/3 innings and posting a 3.27 ERA.

He has a three-pitch arsenal, and has developed a strong changeup to go with a fastball -- which touches 90 mph -- and a slider. The slot value for the 135th pick is $374,100, but terms of Gomber's deal were not disclosed.

O'Keefe, a catcher out of Saint Joseph's University (Pa.), hit .350 this past season, with seven homers and 43 RBIs. He was a First Team Atlantic 10 All-Conference player in 2014.

The other two signees are center fielder Collin Radack (20th round) out of Hendrix College in Arizona, and right-handed pitcher Tyler Bray (26th round) from Louisiana-Monroe.

O'Keefe and Radack have reported to the Cardinals' New York-Penn League affiliate in State College.

The Cardinals have signed 22 of their 42 Draft selections.

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