St. Louis Cardinals minor league quick hits: A look at the depth chart and more

Unlike the San Diego Padres, the Cardinals have had a relatively mild offseason. While the big league club was busy adding a star right fielder, a couple of bullpen pieces, and a power bat for the bench, the minor league affiliates have been less active. There have been a couple of small signings here and there and the loss of a big time pitching prospect.This lack of moves has had...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Rankings Review: Looking back at the top 5 catchers in the Cardinals system

With my top 50 prospect list winding down and my positional rankings about to heat up, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my positional rankings from before the 2014 season. I will take a look at the predictions I made for each player and give an update on how the player performed throughout the 2014 season. Today I will look back at my catcher rankings. Here is how...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 21-25

There is a lot to like from these 5 prospects listed below, which should be the case from now on as we are getting closer to #1. This group features two offensive youngsters with enormous upsides and a mysterious Cuban who could break out in 2015. 25. Cody Stanley, 25 Stanley had a nice breakout season in 2014 as he hit .283 with 12 home runs for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the St. Louis Cardinals minor league free agents

Part of the Major League Baseball off-season process is the election of free agency by certain minor league players. To be granted free agency, a minor league player has to have 7 years of minor league experience and can not be on a club’s 40 man roster. To determine who qualifies for free agency in 2014, we look at the 2008 year for drafted players and international signees. Players...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Promote Three From Memphis

St. LOUIS, Mo., September 8, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they that they have added three additional players to their active roster with rookie infielder Greg Garcia, outfielderTommy Pham and right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala (pronounced TOO-ee-vah-lah-la) being promoted from the Memphis (AAA) roster.   To make room for the additional players on their...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Peoria’s playoff hopes diminish while Palm Beach’s season ends with a loss; the High Minors get swept on Sunday

The High Minors went 0-4 on Sunday. Memphis fell to New Orleans 4-1 in seven innings. Tulsa walked off Memphis in 10 innings. Palm Beach fell to St. Lucie finish their 2014 season. Peoria was eliminated from playoff contention with a 9-2 loss to Kane County.     Memphis 1 New Orleans 4 F/7   Game Highlights Audry Perez provided the lone one in Memphis’ loss to New Orleans with...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Mateo powers Memphis past New Orleans; the High Minors go 3-2 on Friday

The High Minors went 3-2 on Friday. Memphis bested New Orleans 11-6. Springfield beat Arkansas 6-3. Palm Beach continued to struggle with another loss. Peoria split their double-header with Beloit.     Memphis 11 New Orleans 6   Game Highlights Memphis powered past New Orleans 11-6. Luis Mateo crushed his third homer for Memphis, a two-run shot in the fifth. In each of the five...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyrell Jenkins and Rob Kaminsky display their dominant stuff as the High Minors go 3-3 on Tuesday

The High Minors went 3-3 on Tuesday. Memphis bested Fresno for the third-straight game. Springfield fell to Arkansas 5-4. Both Palm Beach and Peoria split their respective double-headers.     Fresno 6 Memphis 9   Game Highlights Memphis scored seven unanswered runs to topple Fresno 9-6. Audry Perez hit the go-ahead two-run blast in the seventh inning; it was his fifth of the year...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Mejia leads Springfield to victory; the High Minors go 3-1 on Wednesday

The High Minors went 3-1 on Wednesday. Memphis fell to Sacramento after Zach Petrick was roughed up on the mound. Springfield edged NW Arkansas 2-1. Palm Beach got a go-ahead run in the eighth and beat Jupiter 4-3. Peoria ended their six-game skid with a 7-4 victory.     Sacramento 6 Memphis 3   Game Highlights Zach Petrick failed to record an out after allowing five runs off...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis’ offense explodes for 21 runs; Rowan Wick breaks out of a slump with his 17th overall homer

The High Minors went 1-3 on Saturday. Memphis destroyed New Orleans 21-3. Springfield fell to Midland 9-3. Fort Myers blanked Palm Beach 4-0 giving up only two hits. Peoria lost to Wisconsin 11-3.     New Orleans 3 Memphis 21   Game Highlights Memphis absolutely crushed New Orleans in what could have been a football score of 21-3. Nine different batters had RBI. Thomas Pham led...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Martini propels Palm Beach to victory with a late-inning grand slam; The High Minors go 1-2 on Monday

The High Minors went 1-2 on Monday. Round Rock swept Memphis in their double-header. Springfield had an off day. Palm Beach beat Dunedin behind Nick Martini’s grand slam. Peoria had their game suspended for the second straight day. They will conclude their suspended game on Tuesday starting at 5 pm central and play a seven-inning game at the conclusion of the resumption.    ...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Caldwell smokes his 10th homer of the year; The High Minors go 2-2 on Thursday

The High Minors went 2-2 on Thursday. Memphis beat Omaha 6-4. Springfield fell to Arkansas 6-2. Palm Beach shut down Lakeland 7-1 as Bruce Caldwell clubbed his 10th homer. Beloit 11-4 blew out Peoria.       Memphis 6 Omaha 4   Game Highlights Audry Perez tied a season-best with three hits, with his third homer of the year and two RBI as the Redbirds beat Omaha 6-4. John Gast...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Cardinals and Troy Tulowitzki rumors (again)

Don't look now, but Ken Rosenthal is stirring up rumors regarding Troy Tulowitzki and a possible trade.  Per Rosenthal, Tulo indicated that he would be open to a trade, saying "I want to be somewhere where there’s a chance to be in the playoffs every single year.”However, before we all get our hopes up about the possibility of adding a true impact bat this month, Rosenthal is...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 St. Louis Cardinals prospects ready for a promotion

It sees like I do this kind of post once every other month as there are several prospects who are ready for the next level. Problem is there is not an opening at the next level for that player. I really look at a couple of things when determining if a player is ready. First I look at their numbers, and not just the main ones. I will look at the advanced metrics as well. Secondly...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis’ offense is on fire; they have scored 25 runs in their last two games. Springfield couldn’t get the win in former Ole Miss pitcher Mike Mayer’s debut. Palm Beach wins handily again thanks to another gem from Silfredo Garcia. Peoria splits the double header despite scoring a total of two runs total on Friday.   Memphis 13 Salt Lake 4 Game Highlights Memphis followed...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Farm goes 3-0 on Tuesday as Jacob Wilson launches a walk-off homer for Springfield

Memphis got plenty of runs and beat Tacoma 7-4 while Springfield got a walk-off homer from the bat of Jacob Wilson, who is on fire. Palm Beach won their eighth in a row while Peoria got rained out and will play a double header tomorrow. The DSL Cardinals would lose again this time to the DSL Rockies 5-3.   Tacoma 4 Memphis 7   Game Highlights Memphis got off to a hot start after...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Palm Beach does it again; wins fifth straight with another walk-off in the ninth

John Gast threw a solid game for his first start back in Memphis, but they couldn’t come away with the victory. Springfield could only manage two hits as they were blown out in the first game of their series with Tulsa. Palm Beach continues to drop jaws with all-around great play and a five-game win streak. Peoria was rained out in Quad Cities and will play a double-header on Sunday...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Cooney displays another fantastic performance; Joe Cuda wins his third straight start

The Cardinals’ affiliates went 3-1 on Tuesday as Memphis, Palm Beach and the DSL Cards were winners while Springfield was the only loser. Tim Cooney was stellar again for Memphis and Joe Cuda has won his last three starts Memphis
 6 Oklahoma City 3 Game Highlights Memphis got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the second thanks to a RBI from Audry Perez and a RBI triple by newly promoted...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason Katz fuels the comeback victory for Peoria; Jacob Wilson launches another homer

Memphis succeeded in the fact that they didn’t suffer through a rain delay tonight, but they couldn’t come up with win. Springfield got blown out by Frisco 9-1, Palm Beach dropped the opening game of their series with Lakeland, and Peoria got a crucial victory over the Cubs affiliate Kane County thanks to a clutch eighth inning three-run triple by Mason Katz. Memphis 6 Oklahoma...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Kaminsky shines on the mound; Palm Beach continues to be victorious

The farm went 2-2 tonight as Memphis got down big early and couldn’t come back, Springfield lacked offense, and Palm Beach got their third win in a row. Justin Ringo and Kenny Peoples-Walls saved Peoria from a loss thanks to a pair of clutch hits in the ninth.   Memphis 8 Colorado Springs 9   Game Highlights Angel Castro only lasted two thirds of an inning in this one as he gave...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 5 minor leaguers quietly impressing in 2014

As we are getting closer to the two month mark of the minor league season, there have been a few unexpected surprises throughout the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. These players were not top prospects going into the year, but are quietly having a strong season. Kyle Hald, Springfield Cardinals Hald, 24, got a quick promotion to the Springfield Cardinals after just two starts with...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Peoria sweeps a doubleheader behind dominating starts from Nick Petree and Arturo Reyes

The Cardinals’ affiliates went 3-1 on Wednesday with Memphis and Peoria (2) winning, while Palm Beach struggled to their second consecutive shut out loss. The Peoria Chiefs outscored Lake County 8-0 with two 4-0 victories. Nick Petree (game 1) and Arturo Reyes (game 2) each threw 6 shut out innings to help save the Chiefs bullpen. Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s action...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis offense keeps rolling, hits second grand slam in two nights

The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday as the Memphis Redbirds keep powering their way through the Iowa Cubs. The team has scored 30 runs in its first three games and has only held the Cubs to three runs. We knew this team had the potential, but they are exceeding expectations. Here are highlights from Saturday’s minor league action: Memphis 11 Iowa 1 The Memphis’ offense keeps...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting St. Louis Cardinals minor league Opening Day lineups

It is finally here! Minor league Opening Day has arrived and there are great expectations for the Cardinals farm system. While this year’s version may not be as loadad as last years (thanks to graduations), there are still several MLB quality players in the system. While you can find all of the official rosters at the top of our site, I wanted to take a quick look at potential...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster of the Memphis Redbirds

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be predicting the opening day rosters of the Cardinals’ four full season affiliates. These are just predictions and, by no means, should be taken as actual rosters.  Opening Day for the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals’ highest affiliate is about 2 1/2 weeks away. The team has three minor league games under its belt and is pushing towards...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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