Decatur's Jordan Walker Selected By St. Louis Cardinals In The 2020 MLB Draft
On Wednesday, Major League Baseball held their 2020 draft and Decatur High School’s Jordan Walker was selected in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 21st pick. Jordan’s selection in the draft caps a high school career which saw him named the 2020 Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year and although his senior season was cut short due to COVID-19, the 6-foot-5, 220 pound third baseman and right hand-handed pitcher was batting .457 with four homeruns and 15 RBI’s through 14 games. In 2019, Walker was invited to the Perfect Game All-American Game and was selected to the 2019 First Team All-State Team. Heading into Wednesday’s draft, Walker was considered the No. 2 prospect according to Perfect Game rankings and in an interview by Daminon Lewis with his now former high school coach, Robby Gilbert, Walker was described as “student of the game.” Gilbert went on to say that Walker was “unbelievably coachable with an even kill attitude.” Should Walker decide to sign with the Cardinals, he is expected to sign for just over $3 million. In a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Walker said that he felt he had “good options” regardless of the direction he decides to go adding, “If the draft doesn’t work out, I’d really be excited about going to Duke.” Congratulations to Jordan Walker on his selection!