Pulling from the 1990-2010 draft data set that I used for the graph of the week. Here’s how often, by round, that players picked by the Cardinals have made it to MLB.
Interesting spike there in the mid-twenties. Honestly no idea how this relates to league average, I’ll have to go get some more data to do that comparison. That said it’s the pattern you’d expect, a linear-ish decline and then a bunch of random humps and bumps the further you get out.
More graphs after the link
Keeping with the same data set, here’s how the Cardinals have spent their 1st round (to include 1st round sandwich picks)
Not quite the same ratios eh? Granted the bulk of that OF is from one player (JD Drew) so maybe in a decade Shelby will be that one pitcher that evens it out.