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Kade Kretzschmar Agrees To Deal With Cardinals

Kade Kretzschmar Agrees To Deal With Cardinals

Graduate outfielder Kade Kretzschmar agreed to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

All-Pac-12 Outfielder Becomes Second Pro-Bound Member From 2023 Squad

BERKELEY – California outfielder Kade Kretzschmar has agreed to a non-drafted free agent contract with the St. Louis Cardinals following the three-day 2023 Major League Baseball Draft that took place from July 9-11.
Kretzschmar, a graduate transfer from Carlsbad, Calif., becomes the second member of the 2023 squad to sign a professional contract. Junior pitcher Paulshawn Pasqualotto signed with the Twins on the third day of the MLB Draft.
After a slow start to the season, Kretzschmar became a catalyst for the Golden Bears. He finished the season hitting .322 and his 29 extra-base hits (14 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs) led the Bears. He was named the Dick Howser Trophy Player of the Month after a blistering April in which he slashed .426/.488/.885. He pounded out 16 extra-base hits and had a Pac-12-leading 12 multi-hit games – including seven with three or more hits. The 2023 All-Pac-12 honoree had career-bests in runs (39), hits (64), and home runs (13).
Kretzschmar joined the Bears after a standout career playing for Dartmouth. He was named the 2022 Ivy League Player of the Year. He hit .305 for his career at the Division I level, going 134-for-439. He finished with 31 doubles, 20 home runs, and drove in 95 RBI.
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