• Full name Charles Dwayne McElroy
  • Born 05/29/1993 in League City, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Houston
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (109th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 (signed for $510,000).
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    The son of longtime big league reliever Chuck McElroy, outfielder C.J. McElroy draws comparisons to Michael Bourn. His plus-plus speed stands out both on the diamond and on the gridiron. A running back who ran for 1,523 yards and accounted for 28 touchdowns last fall, he signed a football scholarship to play wide receiver at Houston. He also finished seventh at the Texas 5-A track meet in the long jump. At 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, McElroy won't have much power, but he has a solid righthanded stroke, good pitch-recognition skills and the ability to handle velocity. He's a big-time stolen base threat and covers a lot of ground in center field. His arm is below-average.

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  • Rated Best Athlete in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012

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