The St. Louis Cardinals are stacked with young pitching across the board in the farm system. While No. 10 in our ranking of the Cardinals top prospects of 2013 featured a position player, No. 9 will introduce the first of many pitchers that promise to make out top ten.
Our No. 9 prospect in the Cardinals organization is Tyrell Jenkins
Tyrell Jenkins,RHP, 20 (will turn 21 July 20)
2012 Highest Level: A- Quad Cities
2012 Stats: 19 starts, 4-4. 5.14 ERA, 82 IP
2013 Predicted Highest Level: A+ Palm Beach
Tyrell Jenkins has been a much heralded prospect since he was drafted in the first round (50th overall) in 2010.
Jenkins has as much upside as any of the players listed above him on this list. He has the size (6'4" 192) and athletic ability that teams dream of.
Jenkins has a plus fastball that can hit 96 and a very solid curve ball that needs consistency to be effective. He also has command issues that can be fixed partially because of his great athletic ability.