Last month, I showed how St. Louis Cardinals prospects stacked up on several national in-season list updates. Since then, two more notable rankings have been released. They are from MLB.com, compiled by Jonathan Mayo, and Scout.com from Kiley McDaniel.
Each is different, however.
MLB.com ranks 100 players. Otherwise, Kolten Wong at 55 would not have made an MLB.com top 50 list.
McDaniel takes a much more radical approach. He includes all amateurs plus Cuban and Japanese players so it is in essence a most valuable properties list of those not currently in the major leagues.
Both Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez did not make the top 50. Instead, the two are among a group of players acknowledged to be “Rookie Eligible, In MLB and Top 50 Prospect Caliber.” McDaniel told me he recently removed Martinez from the number 30 ranking due to his time in the majors.
Oh yes. Oscar Taveras is second on both new rankings and on five of the six.
Following is a summary of the four Cardinals pla...