Originally posted 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 prospects on the way, including right-hander Carlos Martinez, who had a 2.93 ERA in Class A and Class AA this year, and right-hander Michael Wacha, the club's first-round draft pick in 2012. Wacha, who reached Class AA Springfield by the end of the season, had an 0.86 ERA in 11 appearances overall this season. Carpenter, a 37-year-old veteran, said, "We're going to go to spring training not sure what to do with everybody. "We're going to have too many guys, guys who have already proven themselves in the minors, guys who have already proven themselves here. There could be four guys for one spot, and all four deserve it."
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

San Diego Padres unveil awesome new uniforms

Report: Mark Richt being recruited to run for Georgia governor

Cowboys won’t put Tony Romo on IR because of playoff hopes

What the Selection Committee taught us: Week 13

Majority of FIFA sponsors demanding independent review on reforms

Zack Greinke expected to choose between Dodgers, Giants by end of week


Reports: David Price, Red Sox agree to seven-year, $217 million contract

LSU officials’ media leaks about Les Miles blew up in their faces

Sam Bradford returns to practice, but does it matter for broken Eagles?

Cam Newton won’t be ‘lured in’ by talk of undefeated season

Report: Miami job is Mark Richt’s 'if he wants it'

WATCH: Cowboys’ security guard being investigated for choking Panthers fan

Orioles set to acquire Mark Trumbo from Mariners

Seven storylines for Week 14 of the college football season

Colin Kaepernick jerseys on sale at 49ers’ team store

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz named Big Ten Coach Of The Year

Mid-American Conference Championship preview

Lakers trying to decide which Kobe Bryant jersey number to retire

Matthew Dellavedova is becoming a better passer

Ryan Kesler says the Ducks are 'too good not to be in the playoffs'

Tiger Woods’ career inches closer to an end after gloomy injury update

WATCH: LSU releases video to honor Leonard Fournette

Report: Jim Hackett’s tenure as Michigan’s interim AD is ending

Josh Norman pretends to be a movie character each game

Ex-Giants OL Chris Snee 'wanted to see the Jets lose all the time'

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Seven storylines for Week 14 of the college football season

MAC Championship preview

Tiger Woods’ career inches closer to an end after gloomy injury update

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker