Found February 21, 2014 on i70baseball:
St. Louis Cardinals first called up righthanded pitcher Carlos Martinez from the minor leagues in May 2013, and the flamethrower established himself as the team’s eighth-inning pitcher by September and the playoffs. Team management should keep him in that same spot to begin the 2014 season. Martinez, 22, should be the setup man for closer Trevor Rosenthal in part because of the ability he showed through  21 regular-season games and 12 postseason appearances in a run that ended in a World Series Game 6 loss to the Boston Red Sox. But the other reasons he should start in the big-league bullpen rather than the starting rotation or one of the top starters for the Triple A Memphis Redbirds revolve around how the rest of the Cardinals pitching staff projects to start the season. He has been a top-40 prospect in all of Major League Baseball in each of the past two years and the consensus inside and outside the Cardinals organization is that he will be a future star pitcher in the big leag...
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