Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


Analyzing the ascent of Jacob Wilson through the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

In June of 2012, the St. Louis Cardinals drafted a senior second baseman from the University of Memphis in the 10th round. When a team selects a senior in the top 10 rounds, they are usually trying to save money, money that would probably go to a young stud prep player. For Jacob Wilson, this was the exact scenario that played out. The Cards inked Wilson to a $20,000 bonus, well...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals End of Season Prospect Profile: Carson Kelly, C

Cardinals’ fans often wonder about who Yadier Molina will pass the torch to as his career winds down.  That isn’t happening anytime soon, meaning his heir apparent, Carson Kelly, has plenty of time to learn, train, and develop in the minors.  Kelly was a 2012 2nd round pick out of high school and opted to sign with the Cardinals, passing on a baseball scholarship to Oregon...
Via Cardinals Farm
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson Kelly: Looking at a crazy last 12 months and what the future might hold

This past off-season was surely not a typical off-season for Carson Kelly. The Cardinals 2nd round pick in 2012 was coming off of an up and down season that saw him get a look at the Midwest League for the Peoria Chiefs where he struggled in 43 games. He was later sent to Short Season State College where he rebounded. It was after the 2013 season where things shifted in a dramatically...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lake County Captains lose 7th and 8th straight games to Peoria

EASTLAKE, Ohio – The Lake County Captains (4-9) could not generate any offense in their doubleheader Wednesday night as they were swept by the Peoria Chiefs (8-4) by a pair of 4-0 scores. The Captains have dropped eight straight ballgames since their last win April 8.   In game one, Peoria hit Captains’ starter Dace Kime with a three spot in the third inning. Third baseman Michael...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top 5 third basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

The next position in our series is surprisingly weak in my opinion. I really did not realize how weak third base was until I researched the position. The position was made weaker when Carson Kelly moved to catcher. While Kelly hasn’t caught an official game behind the plate, the Cards feel like he will be able to stay there. I could see the Cardinals addressing the third base position...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss Chad Huffman homers twice, Carson Kelly stays hot

The Baby Birds go 3-3 on Sunday with Memphis, State College, and Johnson City all winning and Springfield, Palm Beach, and Peoria on the losing end. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score of each game. Memphis beat Iowa 11-5 on Sunday. Chad Huffman led the way with 3 hits, including 2 home runs (11 on the season), and 3 RBI’s. Vance Albitz had 2 hits...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly interviews Nelly while dressed as a grandpa

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly has proven himself this season to be quite the practical jokester. Kelly has photo-bombed nearly the entire Cardinals roster at one point or another this season, but nothing may top what he did with St. Louis based rapper Nelly. Nelly was conducting an interview with Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest prior to Wednesday’s game with the...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Q&A with prospect Carson Kelly

(via Carson Kelly is an 18 year old prospect that some scouts project as the St. Louis Cardinals third baseman of the future. He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft by St. Louis. He played his prep ball at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. After the draft, he was torn between going pro or attending his home-state school, the University...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Peoria Chiefs continue to make roster changes

Last week, Carson Kelly moved up from extended spring training. This week, C.J. McElroy is getting his shot at full-season ball.
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16/13

On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers had another camp day. When the Mets and Marlins face each other, the Cardinals have no one to play other then themselves. Springfield faced Memphis on Field 2 while Peoria 1 took on Palm Beach over on Field 5. The remainder of the Peoria players worked out on Field 3. Memphis and Palm Beach, the two higher-level clubs were victorious...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss
Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon as manager

Tom Brady talks Peyton Manning

Best Game 7s in World Series history

NFL, MLB spend on mid-term elections

Gurley suspended four games

Gordie Howe suffered stroke

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.