Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Wednesday, March 26. Five was the operative number for the day as three of the Cards’ four clubs scored exactly that run total. As Memphis wound down its spring, the club tossed a five-inning shutout at Springfield. It was just the second loss for the Double-A club in 12 outings as they used a quartet...
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Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/21/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Friday, March 21. The Cardinals Triple-A and Double-A clubs remained home, while Palm Beach and Peoria took the 30-mile bus ride each way to Port St. Lucie. Springfield and Peoria took victories while Memphis fell and Palm Beach tied. As a result of the 2-1-1 day, the Cardinals’ clubs are now 10-8-3...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster of the Springfield Cardinals

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.  As we work out way through the system, predicting the rosters is going to get tougher and tougher. There are quite a few more position battles at the Double-A level as opposed...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals adjusted minor league games on Tuesday, March 18. Before heavy rains hit the area in the early morning hours, Memphis and Springfield were planning to play the Mets at Port St. Lucie and New York’s two Class-A clubs were heading to Jupiter. Instead, due to concerns over grounds conditions, both organizations decided to stay...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronald Castillo homers twice, Rob Kaminsky tosses three scoreless innings on Tuesday

On Tuesday, bad weather prevented the Cardinals from traveling to Port St. Lucie for minor league games against the Mets,  so the club stayed home and had two intrasquad games. Springfield beat Memphis and Palm Beach shutout Peoria. Ronald Castillo, who played primarily at State College in 2013, homered twice. Castillo is in the running for an OF spot with the Peoria Chiefs. 2013...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/13/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals first minor league games of 2014. The Cardinals top two clubs won, with two losses and a tie as all five clubs saw action. This spring, Cardinals baseball operations assistant Tony Ferreira will be sharing highlights from minor league spring training contests. As always, the raw data is his, but the comments and awards are...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Report for March 13th: Tommy Pham homers

Thursday was opening day for the Cardinals farm system. The teams were playing their first games of the spring season against the Miami Marlins affiliates. CardinalsFarm is lucky to get these highlights from Tony Ferreira, Baseball Operations Assistant, Player Development for the Cardinals. Mr. Ferreira provides us with stat lines on certain players. Here is how the Baby Birds fared...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 draft: Rounds 31-40

The last ten rounds of the Major League Baseball draft are typically filled with long shots, or players that many of the teams haven’t scouted but have just heard about. This portion of the draft is also filled with sleepers that each team feels like they could get in a later round. The Cardinals have found some sleepers in the late rounds the past few years. While it may be tough...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top 10 relievers in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

The Cardinals’ bullpen and relievers in the system have been transformed the last few years. It appears the organization has put an emphasis on hard throwers. This is evident by the team moving position players to the mound like Sam Tuivailala, Fernando Baez, and Robert Stock just to name a few. This position group has a good mix of experienced players who have MLB experience and...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League: Final update, player analysis

The 2013 Arizona Fall League season concluded on Saturday with the Surprise Saguaros defeating the Mesa Solar Sox in the championship game. The Cardinals’ affiliated team, the Salt River Rafters, finished just a half game out of first thanks to a strong, late season push. Cards prospects played key parts down the stretch for the Rafters. Lets take a look at how each player fared...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cardinals AFL pitchers PITCHf/x data

Looking behind the numbers put up by Sam Gaviglio, Anthony Ferrara and Dean Kiekhefer in Arizona.
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League Update: A look at last week’s results

It has been a while since I brought you an update of how the Baby Birds are doing in Arizona. Lets start with Saturday’s game and look back. Saturday November 9th Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-3, but that one hit was a big one. With the bases loaded in the sixth, Piscotty hit a line drive to center that got past the Peoria center fielder Delino DeShields and allowed all three runs...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards Arizona Fall League Notebook: 10/27/13

Dean Kiekhefer tossed a scoreless frame as Salt River scored three touchdowns in its Saturday shutout.
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League Recap: Gaviglio struggles in start

Wednesday October 23rd While the St. Louis Cardinals were opening up the World Series, the Salt River Rafters were in Surprise taking on the Surprise Saguaros. Stephen Piscotty got the night off as James Ramsey was the only Baby Bird to make an appearance at the plate. Dean Kiekhefer had a rough outing on the mound. In his first at bat with a runner on, Ramsey struck out swinging...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League Recap: Stephen Piscotty heats up

Monday October 14th After a couple of days off, the Salt River Rafters returned to action against the Surprise Saguaros on Monday. Stephen Piscotty got the start in right and hit 6th, while James Ramsey started in center and hit 7th. Ramsey was held hitless in four at-bats with one strikeout. Piscotty had a big day at the plate. In each of his four plate appearances, Piscotty had...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Arizona Fall League Preview

On Tuesday, the Arizona Fall League begins it’s 2013 season. The St. Louis Cardinals have seven players participating in the league that runs through the middle of November. A league that showcases some of Major League Baseball’s biggest prospects, the AFL was founded in 1992 as a way for MLB to host the off-season of many of its top prospects. The AFL features six teams and...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Palm Beach P Dean Kiekhefer: A second shot

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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: Starters Heyer and Garcia impress

The Baby Birds were 3-3 at the time this post was published. Memphis and Springfield were still in action. Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards (game 2) won. While State College, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards (game 2) all lost. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score: The Memphis Redbirds were in action in Reno at the time this article was published....
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Palm Beach P Dean Kiekhefer: Back in red

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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Palm Beach P Dean Kiekhefer: Another step backward

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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Springfield P Dean Kiekhefer: Short straw drawn

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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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