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First-Round Pick Nick Plummer: Cardinals “Best Position I Can Be In”

Brendan Marks, Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:26:00 GMT

Cardinals first-round pick Nick Plummer, a Michigan high school outfielder ranked No. 11 overall by Baseball America, joined The Daily Wrap on Tuesday to talk about being drafted, his draft-day experience and his thoughts on being taken by the Red Birds.

We’ve typed out a couple quotes from the interview below. Listen to the whole thing here:

Download: Nick Plummer on The Daily Wrap

what are your thoughts about the cardinals? being from michigan, did you hope the tigers would take you?

“It would have been cool to get drafted by Detroit, but I can tell you right now I’m thrilled to be with the Cardinals and I think it’s the best position I can be in, to be with the Cardinals. Great historic ball club and I think I can bring something to the table pretty soon.”

What do you feel you want to work on?

“I wouldn’t say I have any weaknesses. If anything, it’s my arm. I’m just ready to sharpen every tool and ready to be a true five-tool player. I’m excited to get with the Cardinals and go day-to-day, working each tool and making baseball my job. I don’t nearly get the reps I need now during the winter. With baseball being my job now, that’s all I got to worry about.”

Have you thought about the first thing you’ll buy with your money?

“Not really. It’s less the money and more just being drafted by the Cardinals. I had no clue they were going to pick me. For them to have the confidence in me…it says something. I’m more appreciative of that than the money.”