Cardinals fan picks 'One for the Birds'
Fan suggested 34th-round selection to the Cards
ST. LOUIS -- Rajat "Reggie" Roy's radar was on target.
Roy is the winner of the Cardinals' "One for the Birds" contest -- a competition where entrants were asked to submit an under-the-radar college baseball player for consideration in Major League Baseball's 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Roy suggested Jack Cawley, a catcher from Pace University who wound up being St. Louis' 34th-round selection in this year's Draft.
"Congratulations to Reggie for winning our first-ever 'One for the Birds' contest," said Jeff Luhnow, Cardinals vice president of scouting and player development. "We are excited to have a quality player like Jack Cawley in our organization and we are fortunate to have such knowledgeable and passionate fans like Reggie Roy."
Cawley hit .333 with six home runs and 20 stolen bases during his senior season at Pace. The school's 2008 Male Athlete of the Year, Cawley signed a Minor League contract and is currently attending the Cardinals' mini-camp in Jupiter, Fla. He homered on the first pitch he saw as a professional player during an intrasquad game Tuesday.
Roy, a resident of New Hyde Park, N.Y., will receive the grand prize of a paid trip for two to a Cardinals regular-season home game. He and a guest will receive round-trip airfare to St. Louis, hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the game.
Rajat will also be given a merchandise package, which includes an authentic Cardinals jersey and cap.
Brandon Harris is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.