Carson Kelly has a decision to make
By Mike Still/MLB.com
Cardinals’ second-round pick Carson Kelly said Wednesday that he is still up in the air on whether he will pursue a scholarship offer from the University of Oregon, or sign on with St. Louis.
“It’s extremely difficult,” Kelly said of the decision. “Building a relationship with the guys at Oregon and having the opportunity to go play professional…it’s going to be very, very tough. Luckily I’ve got a good family and I’m going to talk to them and see what they think is the best way to go for me because I’m a big family guy.”
Kelly has been committed to the Ducks since November.
Kelly had been scouted as both a third baseman and as a pitcher, but the Cardinals said they would develop him at third. The two-time Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year batted. 398 this season with 26 RBI.
He said would like to make a decision on his future by the end of this week or by early next week.
Mike Still is an associate reporter for MLB.com.