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Each year I put together a composite top prospect list by taking the top 100 prospect lists from around the web, assigning points to each ranking (100 points for 1st, 99 for 2nd, etc.), adding up the points and sorting from highest to lowest. I find this composite prospect list helpful for my fantasy baseball preparations as well as seeing what the "experts" think of the Cardinals top prospects. This year, 7 Cardinals made the composite prospect list, with 6 finishing in the top 100, as follows: Oscar Taveras (3), Shelby Miller (10), Carlos Martinez (29), Trevor Rosenthal (50), Kolten Wong (66), Michael Wacha (89) and Matt Adams (128). You can check out this year's full composite top prospect listing at my sister site MLB Composite Prospect Index, but here is the top 10: . #Pos PlayerTeamHi LowPts . 1 SS Jurickson Profar TEX 1 21299 . 2 RHP Dylan Bundy BAL 1 41281 . 3 OF Oscar Taveras STL 2 81267 . 4 OF Wil Myers TB 2 71261 . 5 RHP Gerrit Cole
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With the latest setback for Rafael Furcal likely knocking him out for the early part of the season, if not longer, there has been a lot of vitriol spewed in Furcal's direction. But is it really warranted?
According to Jennifer Langosch, back in 2012, when he suffered the injury, Furcal was examined by team medical director George Paletta who diagnosed him with a grade 2 UCL...
Last September, with shortstop Rafael Furcal out and fill-in Pete Kozma excelling beyond anyone’s expectation, the St. Louis Cardinals eked out the last wild card spot and came to within one win of the World Series.
Fast forward six months and the club is in almost the exact same situation with its middle infield. Furcal’s elbow still has him sidelined indefinitely. Kozma remains...
VIERA, Fla. Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal suffered a recent setback while rehabbing from a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and has stopped all baseball-related activities.
Furcal reported progress earlier in the week and had hoped to begin playing in the field as early as Saturday. But things changed later in the week and an MRI taken Friday revealed Furcal has an...
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JUPITER, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have re-assigned catchers Adam Ehrlich and Jesus Montero and infielder Starlin Rodriguez to minor league camp. All three players were non-roster invitees.
Todays roster move reduces the number of players in camp to 55, however four of those players have departed for the World Baseball...
JUPITER, Fla. - Mike Matheny would gladly take the version of Pete Kozma the Cardinals saw in September and October if he's needed to play significant time this year with Rafael Furcal out.
"I think anybody would," Matheny said.
The 35-year-old Furcal has been shut down from all baseball activities due to renewed discomfort and pain stemming from a partially torn...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is getting a second opinion on his ailing elbow.
General manager John Mozeliak said Furcal would be examined Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews.
The 35-year-old Furcal is out indefinitely after reinjuring the elbow he hurt late last season. Furcal and the team elected to try rehab rather than reconstructive surgery in the offseason.
The 2013 World Baseball Classic is in full swing, and that means you may not see all of your favorite St. Louis Cardinals' players down in Jupiter this spring training. Obviously though, Cardinal fans are some of the most dedicated fans in the world, and they will want to know what every single player is doing, not just the team.
This complete breakdown will let you...
Rafael Furcal had hoped to make his spring training debut Sunday. Instead, the 35-year-old shortstop was told to stop baseball activities.
Trying to come back from a torn ligament in his right elbow, the three-time All-Star has been told he must have additional medical tests.
''He's just not feeling good, kind of went in a bad direction,'' Cardinals manager...
Many of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects have made plenty of noise already this spring. Kolten Wong, Michael Wacha and Matt Adams have all been impressive and all have already appeared on our list of the Cardinals' top prospects.
We continue our ranking of the organization's top prospects today and coming in at No. 3 is a prospect you have heard very little...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal was supposed to make his 2013 Spring Training debut in the field over the weekend. Now he may not be playing at all in 2013.
The veteran 35-year-old shortstop suffered a set back in the rehab of his partially torn ligament in his throwing arm and the news is obviously not good [via Fox Sports Midwest]:
"He's just not...
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