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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...
Via Cardinals Farm
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...
Via Cardinals Farm
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....
Via STLSportsMinute
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals minors update: Xavier Scruggs clubs 22nd bomb

(via The Baby Birds struggled to a 1-4 record on Wednesday as Palm Beach was the only winner and Memphis, Springfield, Peoria, and State College lost. Johnson City and the GCL Cards were rained out. In the upper minors, Michael Wacha was solid for 5 innings for Memphis, running his pitch count up and only have 1 rough inning, the third. Brock Peterson hit his...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 11, 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...
Via STLSportsMinute
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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30

On Friday, the Cardinals’ two lower-level clubs, Palm Beach and Quad Cities, traveled to the New York Mets’ home at Port St. Lucie while Memphis and Springfield remained home at the Roger Dean Stadium complex to face the Mets’ Triple-A and Double-A clubs. It was the Cardinals first sweep of the spring as all four clubs claimed wins on the day. The Cardinals’ spring record...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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