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Prospecting for First Basemen: A look at the 5 best first basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Twice a year, I like to look at the depth of each position in the Cardinals organization. What I like to do is to rank them based on which players have the best chance of having an impactful major league career. This is not about who is closest to the majors, we are looking for MLB impact players. In this case, we are looking for a player who could step into the starting role at...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rowan Wick crushes one out onto the street in his Peoria debut; The High Minors go 3-1 on Wednesday

The High Minors went 3-1 on Wednesday. Memphis beat Omaha 5-3 thanks to homers by Randal Grichuk and Xavier Scruggs. Springfield destroyed Tulsa 10-0 behind an excellent start from Sam Gaviglio and a Curt Smith grand slam. Palm Beach lost to Daytona 6-2. Peoria lost to Lansing 8-7 in extras, but Rowan Wick shined with a three-run bomb.   Omaha 3 Memphis 5   Game Highlights Randal...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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

The first base position is in great hands at the major league level. There are two major leaguers who could handle the position at a very high level. With Allen Craig and Matt Adams on the major league roster, there isn’t much need to rush any prospects or to have the next superstar ready. With that said, you will see that my top 5 is probably backwards of what it should be. It...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: Xavier Scruggs blasts two in Springfield’s finale

The Baby Birds go 1-3 on Monday with the one win belonging to the State College Spikes who have already clinched a playoff berth. Memphis came into today needing a win or an Omaha loss. Unfortunately, neither happened and the Redbirds were eliminated. Springfield and Peoria saw their seasons end on a losing note as well. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier Scruggs hits 24th homer, James Ramsey scores twice in Springfield Cardinals win

The Baby Birds finished Wednesday with a 4-1 record. Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria, and State College all won, while Johnson City was the only loser. Memphis was off and the GCL Cards were rained out. Here are quick game summaries followed by an official box score. Springfield beat Frisco 3-2 on Wednesday. Xavier Scruggs hit his 24th home run, a solo shot in the 5th inning....
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors report: Xavier Scruggs hits 20th bomb of season

The Baby Birds went 2-4 on Monday as State College and the GCL Cards were the only winners. Palm Beach was rained out. The story of the night was the strong pitching from Tyler Lyons. Lyons went 7 innings and only allowed 2 hits while striking out 9. In his 2 starts since returning to Memphis, Lyons has went 14 innings (7 in both starts), allowed only 3 hits, no runs, and has struck...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier Scruggs: The cage and the fans

St. Louis Cardinals Double-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs is back with news from Springfield.
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier Scruggs: The view from the bus

St. Louis Cardinals Double-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs is back with news from Springfield or should I say, from the bus that was taking him and his teammates home.
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier Scruggs: Playing better for parents

St. Louis Cardinals Double-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs is back with news from Springfield as his club chases the Texas League title.
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier Scruggs: Ready to get back on track

St. Louis Cardinals minor league first baseman Xavier Scruggs reports from Springfield, Missouri. His club is looking to break a losing skid.
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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