Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/2/12
The St. Louis Cardinals' influx of power arms, both at the big-league level and in the minors, is a switch from recent years, or perhaps in a very long time. Even with right-hander Kyle Lohse likely to sign elsewhere as a free agent, the Cardinals will have five veteran starters returning: right-handers Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, Jake Westbrook and Lance Lynn, plus left-hander Jaime Garcia. However, late in the season and in the postseason, the Cardinals unleashed the likes of 22-year-old right-handers Trevor Rosenthal and Shelby Miller and 24-year-old Joe Kelly, all of whom can throw between 95 and 100 mph, with Rosenthal reaching 101 on occasion. In the postseason, all three worked out of the bullpen, although Kelly made 16 starts during the season and Miller started the last regular-season game. All of them started in the minors. Rosenthal especially was impressive in October, striking out 15 and allowing no runs in 8 2/3 postseason innings. There are several more ...
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