Found August 06, 2013 on
This is a list of every shorstop in the Cardinals organization organized by what team they are currently on. There are other players who have made starts at short, these plays have had the majority of their starts at first. After the players name you will find their age and the teams they have played with in 2013 beginning with the earliest team. This post will be updated to reflect roster moves. Within the teams there is no particular order.
Memphis Redbirds (AAA)
Ryan Jackson, 25 – St. Louis, Memphis
Greg Garcia, 23 – Memphis
Springfield Cardinals (AA)
Jake Lemmerman, 24 – Springfield
Palm Beach Cardinals (A+)
Alex Mejia, 22 – Peoria, Palm Beach
Ronny Gil, 24 – Palm Beach
Peoria Chiefs (A-)
Ildemaro Vargas, 22 – Peoria
Juan Herrera, 20 – Mahoning Valley, State College, Peoria
State College Spikes (SS-A)
Cesar Valera, 21 – Palm Beach, State College
Johnson City Cardinals (SS-R)
Kenneth Peoples-Walls, 19 – Johnson City
Gulf Coast Cardinals (SS-R)
Leobaldo Pina, 19 – GCL
Oscar Mercado, 18 – GCL
Dominican Summer League Cardinals (R)
Edmundo Sosa, 17 – DSL
Allen Cordoba, 17 – DSL
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
...and the present is pretty bright too.
While other teams (such as the Cubs) spend years rebuilding, the Cardinals have found success retooling each year, making them seemingly perennial contenders.
Part of that success comes from a farm system that keeps churning out major leaguers at a nice rate, while also supplementing that farm system with wise investments in free agents...
ST. LOUIS -- For the past month, right-hander Joe Kelly has been the Cardinals' most effective starter. Surely, he has pitched well enough to officially earn a spot in the club's rotation. Right, Mike Matheny?
"Joe did a nice job last time," the Cardinals manager said Monday. "So we're excited to get him back out there."
If that's not quite...
The save has become the primary measuring stick for determining the effectiveness of the relief pitcher who fills the role of closer on each Major League team. Typically, a closer has to: 1. face the tying run or have the tying run on base or on deck, or 2. be protecting a lead of no more than three runs and pitch at least one inning, or 3. pitch at least three innings while protecting...
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller left Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after leadoff man Carl Crawford hit a line drive off Miller's right elbow.
The ball ricocheted off Miller's throwing arm and ended up behind third base, earning Crawford a double. Miller immediately grabbed his arm, and was soon tended to by trainers...
ST. LOUIS -- It's to the point where people in the press box just expect it.
And they're not the only ones.
"The other day we mentioned Maness to (Carlos) Beltran," Mike Matheny says. "He said, 'That's the ground ball guy, right?'"
"When he doesn't get a double play," Joe Kelly says, "We are like ..."
Despite a rough season in AAA Memphis, the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t giving up on Chris Carpenter yet. According to Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the team will give consideration to re-signing Carpenter in the off-season if he continues to progress and decides to make an attempt to return. The 38-year-old impending free agent has been dealing with nerve problems...
Cardinals rookie starting pitcher Shelby Miller was forced from his Wednesday night start after just two pitches. He was struck squarely on the right elbow by a line drive off the bat of Dodgers leadoff man Carl Crawford.
Miller a right-hander was immediately tended to by manager Mike Matheny and athletic trainers. It didn't take long before the decision was made to remove him...
JUUUST A BIT OUTSIDE
YouTube Rapper Nelly disappointed his St. Lunatics Tuesday with a wild ceremonial first pitch at Busch Stadium before the Dodgers-Cardinals game. Cardinals third baseman David Freese was set up behind the plate and, according to Nelly, called for a pitch-out but never reacted to it. Nelly, or Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., was a standout high school baseball player in St. Louis. Judging...
ST. LOUIS -- Carl Crawford line-drive double off Shelby Miller's right elbow ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter's night after just two pitches and the Los Angeles Dodgers punished the rookie's replacements, too, in a 13-4 victory on Wednesday night.
Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBIs and Crawford had a season-best four...
The St. Louis Cardinals moved two pitchers during this season’s non-waiver trading period, but neither were one of the team’s vast supply of pitching prospects that could be the foundation of the team for much of the next decade.
General manager John Mozeliak traded relievers Mitchell Boggs and Marc Rzepczynski for international signing money and a minor league position player...
After St. Louis Cardinals stud rookie sensation Shelby Miller was struck by a line drive off the bat of Carl Crawford on the second pitch of Wednesday night’s game, Cardinals fans already dreaded the worst. Anytime I pitcher gets hit on the throwing elbow with a liner of that magnitude, it is not good.
Miller left the game and Cardinals fans immediately started searching the Memphis...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carl Crawford line-drive double off Shelby Miller's right elbow ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter's night after just two pitches and the Los Angeles Dodgers punished the rookie's replacements, too, in a 13-4 victory on Wednesday night. Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBIs and Crawford had a season-best...
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers are starting a four-game set on Monday night at Busch Stadium and both teams comes into the set as two of the best teams in the National League thanks to two very stellar pitching staffs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are led at the front of their staff with two studs in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke and have a solid rookie in Hyun-Jin...
The Baby Birds finish Monday with a 2-2 record. Palm Beach and Peoria win while Memphis and the GCL Cards lose. Springfield, State College, and Johnson City were all off on Monday.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
The Memphis Redbirds lost to Las Vegas 5-2 on Monday. Justin Christian had 2 hits and a run scored. The only RBI for the Redbirds went...