Posted November 12, 2012 on
In our continuing series of interviews with St. Louis Cardinals prospects competing in the Arizona Fall League, we speak with outfielder Mike O’Neill.
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I can honestly say that I fell in love with this system while researching it for the Top 15 list. It is one of the most underrated systems in the game and I am a huge fan of the organization’s 2012 amateur draft. The club has a collection of high ceiling arms and bats as well as some potentially useful high floor players.
#1 Oscar Taveras (OF)
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ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the they have signed veteran catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league contract with the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) and extended him a non-roster invite to the teams 2013 Spring Training camp. The Cardinals also announced that pitcher Kyle McClellan was given his unconditional release.
Johnson, 30, split time...
The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran reliever Kyle McClellan, a St. Louis County native who spent five seasons with the team.
McClellan appeared in just 16 games in 2012 because of elbow and shoulder problems. He was 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA.
The Cardinals also announced Tuesday the signing of catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league contract. Johnson is a career .201 hitter....
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Nobody in minor league baseball had a better on-base percentage in 2012 than Mike O’Neill. The 24-year-old St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect had a .458 OBP in 520 plate appearances, which is notable for a pair of reasons: His name doesn’t appear on top-prospect lists and his eye-popping on-base numbers weren’t a fluke.
At the University of Southern California, O’Neill...
The St. Louis Cardinals released pitcher Kyle McClellan and signed catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league deal that includes a major league spring training invitation.
I thought it was dead.
I thought that after a season filled with the laziest trope the Cardinals evoked, we were finally done. We wouldn't have to see it ever again and we would all be the better for it.
Than I click on the Sporting News 'Hot Stove 2013' for the Cardinals and there it is. The phrase that SCREAMS that what you're about to read is nothing...
I think I've been able to distill the real disappointment of 2012.
As we've moved on from the NLCS debacle and accepted the ultimate fate of the Cardinals, the reason that we've been unable to let this fully go is boring, but true.
We don't have anything to look forward to until April.
See, I told you it was stupid simple...
As the San Francisco Giants showed in their run to the 2012 World Series title, a good pitching staff is possibly the biggest factor in winning a championship. The St. Louis Cardinals have good, young pitchers, but they could also use an upgrade at shortstop.
To make that improvement, the team will likely have to give up some of its stock of young pitching talent no matter what...
A look back of the performances of the pitchers selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.