With my top 50 prospect list out now for a couple of weeks, I thought I would look back at a few prospects who did not make the list, but where very close. These prospects would fit in the 51-60 range and are in no particular order, but could make their way into the mid-season list pretty easily.Daniel PoncedeleonPoncedeleon has a really interesting back story as he has been drafted...
The High Minors went 1-2, on Thursday. Memphis suffered a 6-1 loss to New Orleans. Springfield beat Arkansas 5-4 behind Yadier Molina’s big night. St. Lucie blanked Palm Beach 2-0. Peoria had their game postponed.
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Memphis produced only one run off five hits in their loss to New Orleans. Jonathan Cornelius suffered his second-straight...
The High Minors went 2-0 on Monday. Memphis beat New Orleans 6-3. Springfield had an off day. Palm Beach beat Fort Myers in a rain-shortened game. Peoria had an off day.
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Randal Grichuk drilled a solo homer in the first inning to give Memphis a 1-0 lead. It was his 22nd homer for Memphis, his 23rd overall. Ed Easley broke a 2-2 tie...
The High Minors went 2-2 on Tuesday. Memphis outlasted Round Rock 5-4 in 10 innings. Springfield lost to Frisco 9-1. Palm Beach had an off day. Peoria split their double-header with Cubs affiliated Kane County.
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The Memphis bullpen blew another save against Round Rock, but this time they came away victorious 5-4 in 10 innings...
The High Minors went 1-3 on Saturday. Memphis lost to Round Rock 5-2. Springfield fell again to Arkansas 8-5. Palm Beach’s bullpen cost them in their 7-4 loss to Dunedin. Peoria beat Wisconsin 9-3 behind Rowan Wick’s three-run blast.
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Marco Gonzales was strong on the hill for Memphis, but received a no decision in a 5-2 loss to...
The High Minors went 5-1 on Sunday. Memphis swept their second straight doubleheader with Iowa. Springfield edged NW Arkansas 5-4. Palm Beach split their doubleheader with Brevard County. Peoria shutout Great Lakes 4-0.
Memphis jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over Iowa in game one of their second-straight doubleheader. Scott Moore was...
The High Minors went 3-1 on Friday. Memphis garnered a narrow win over Iowa 3-2. Springfield fell to NW Arkansas 4-1. Palm Beach crushed Brevard County 13-7. Peoria beat Lansing 1-0 behind Blake McKnight’s incredible start.
John Gast remained hot after securing his third win of the year in a 3-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs. Gast allowed one...
The High Minors went 4-0 on Saturday. Randal Grichuk hit his 16th homer of the year in Memphis’ win over New Orleans. Springfield shutout NW Arkansas 8-0 behind Sam Gaviglio’s great outing. Palm Beach blew out Clearwater 8-2. Peoria beat Burlington 10-6.
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Randal Grichuk launched his 16th homer of the year in Memphis’ 5-2 win over...
Memphis notched a shutout victory over division rival Nashville 1-0. Springfield and Palm Beach both lost their Thursday games 5-4. Peoria won their series with Clinton after a 5-3 victory.
Boone Whiting was flawless in Memphis’ 1-0 shutout of Nashville. He tossed five shutout innings allowing only two hits, three walks, and fanned seven...
Memphis blew a three-run lead and ended up losing 8-7 to Round Rock. Mike O’Neill was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle in Springfield’s 6-2 win. Clearwater blew out Palm Beach 10-5 while Peoria dropped the opening game of their series with Quad Cities.
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Bullpen troubles again for Memphis as Dean Kiekhefer blows a three-run lead...
Memphis basically handed the game to Las Vegas after a rough outing by the bullpen, losing 10-8. Springfield’s Cody Stanley won the Texas League All-Star Game MVP after going two for two with a two-run homer. Palm Beach won a nail-biter in 12 innings 2-1. Rob Kaminsky shut down Cedar Rapids in Peoria’s 3-1 victory.
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Memphis was cruising...
Randal Grichuk had the game-winning two-run double in the 11th to propel Memphis to victory; Scott Moore launched his eighth and ninth homer. Springfield could not overcome Arkansas, losing 4-3. Palm Beach still has not lost since the All-Star break after defeating Bradenton 6-3. Peoria had the final game of their four-game stint with Quad Cities postponed due to rain.
A significant lack of offense on the farm on Friday, but they still came away with a 2-2 record. Memphis was shutout, Springfield could only manage one run, Palm Beach won a nail-biter thanks to a Jhohan Acevedo walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth, and Peoria saw Jimmy Reed and Chris Perry combine for a 1-0 shutout.
Scott McGregor dropped...
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.
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Angel Castro only lasted two thirds of an inning in this one as he gave...
Thursday was a big day for roster moves within the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system. Several pitchers are on their way to new teams thanks to struggles of the big league club. With Tyler Lyons headed to the DL and the need for a fresh bullpen arm, a domino effect occurred within the system. Also Ronnie Shaban was placed on the DL for the Springfield Cardinals which also opened...
Thanks to the weather only 2 games were played as the Affiliates went 1-1.
HR Call: Angel Franco (1), Mark Threlkeld (4)
Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Cody Fassold 3.0 IP 2 H 0 R 0 BB 3 K
Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Angel Franco 2-4 2 R HR 2 RBI
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COMMENTARY | Thursday marks the three-week mark of the Minor League Baseball regular season. While it may be too early to make some assumptions, we are seeing players who are ready to move on. These players may be at their current level due to a traffic jam on the team or teams above. While a promotion may not be imminent, they will be ready when time is called. When looking a prospects...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...