It has been a while since we looked at some hot and cold prospects in the Cardinals organization. We will begin with probably the hottest and most intriguing prospects to pop up since the short season teams began play. Remember, we are only looking at position players.
Hot Prospects with their stats from the last 10 games
Kenny Peoples-Walls – .419, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .468 OBP, 2 SB
Peoples-Walls (pictured) was the Cardinals’ 4th round pick in 2011 and is finally making an impact outside of the state of Florida. For his first two years, he played with the GCL Cardinals. In Tennessee, Peoples-Walls has been a rock in the middle of the line-up. For an organization that is short on shortstop prospects, Peoples-Walls, 19, is definitely turning heads.
Adron Chambers – .452, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .500 OBP, 2 SB
Chambers, a former MLB’er, got off to a horrible start this season at Memphis as he had been below the Mendoza line for a very long time. Chambers has been moved throughout the lineup and has recently been put in the 5 spot. Some were ready for the Cardinals to cut Chambers, but he is starting to show what he can do.
David Washington – .325, 4 HR, 15 RBI
Washington is having a very solid season for the Short-Season State College Spikes, a team he probably shouldn’t be playing on. Washington started the year with the full season Peoria Chiefs before getting in trouble with the law and getting suspended. After his suspension he went back to Florida for Extended Spring. Hopefully he can make it back to Peoria before season’s end.
Cold Prospects with their stats from the last 10 games
Kolten Wong – .167, 2 HR, 4 RBI
This maybe the first time Wong has been mentioned as a cold prospect as he has put together a very solid season and is no doubt ready for the major leagues. With the emergence of Matt Carpenter, one has to wonder if John Mozeliak is shopping Wong at the trade deadline. Something needs to happen. If he stays with the Cards, I believe he will make his MLB debut later this summer.
Jacob Wilson – .118, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Wilson, like Wong, has not really struggled much this season. Wilson has been one of the fastest risers on our top 20 prospect list. Wilson who finished June with a .293 average has slumped to .138 for July. A promotion to Palm Beach may be on hold for now as he rites the ship in Peoria.
Greg Garcia – .179, 0 HR, 1 RBI
Entering the season, Garcia was higher than Ryan Jackson on the shortstop depth chart, but things have changed. Jackson has had a very solid season and Garcia has been average with a stint on the disabled list earlier in the year. Garcia’s best month has been .247 in June and is still looking for his first home run.