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Ranking the top St. Louis Cardinals prospects: 31-35

The last of the 30′s features a couple of potential bullpen arms in Fornataro and Butler, while a move to the ‘pen could be in Whiting’s future as well. The lone offensive player in this grouping is interesting. Rodriguez had probably one of the five best seasons of any batter in the Cards’ organization in 2013. It remains to be seen if the Cards will move him to the outfield...
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February 06, 2014  |  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

St. Louis Cardinals: Final organizational All-Stars for 2013

As the 2013 minor league season is in the rear view mirror, I thought I would take a second and list all of the All-Stars within the Cardinals organization. The following players received an all-star nomination for the 2013 season. Some of the players were added or removed from the team due to injury or promotion. I have listed those players as well. Memphis Michael Wacha, P Brock...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

CardinalsFarm Minor League Player of the Year

The St. Louis Cardinals had a very successful 2013 minor league season. While only one affiliate, the State College Spikes, made the playoffs, several of the Cards top prospects made impacts for the big club during the regular season and even into the playoffs. To select the 2013 Minor League Player of the Year, I enlisted the help a few others who follow the Cards farm system on...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Palm Beach Cardinals: Season in review

The Palm Beach Cardinals finished the year with a 64-71, but that record does not take into account what the team went through. It seemed like every week the “Beach Birds’ were losing another big name prospect to Springfield. With such a poor start, the Cards were very close to making the playoffs in the second half. On offense the big blow was lead-off hitter James Ramsey. Ramsey...
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September 20, 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

Cardinals minors recap: A successful night for the Baby Birds

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. Starlin...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Who is the St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitcher of the month for July?

Yesterday, we announced our Minor League Player of the Month, Jonathan Rodriguez of the Palm Beach Cardinals. There were a couple of strong candidates for hitters of the month. Pitcher of the month is a different story. There were several candidates that could state their case for the award. Last night, I posed the question in a poll, “Who would win the Minor League Pitcher of...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: Marco Gonzales makes first start for Palm Beach

The Baby Birds went 4-3 on Friday as Memphis, Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City all won. Springfield, Peoria, and the GCL Cards all lost. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score: The Memphis Redbirds defeated Tucson 4-2 on Friday. Mike O’Neill (for the 3rd straight game), Justin Christian, and Audry Perez each had 2 hits. Chris Swauger hit his...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Minor league pitcher of the month

Yesterday, we announced our Minor League Player of the Month, Jonathan Rodriguez of the Palm Beach Cardinals. There were a couple of strong candidates for hitters of the month. Pitcher of the month is a different story. There were several candidates that could state their case for the award. Last night, I posed the question in a poll, “Who would win the Minor League Pitcher of...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Minor league player of the month

With a new month comes a look back at the last. While doing research to find the minor league player of the month, there were several players who had very solid months. Let’s take a look at the runners-up first. Adron Chambers had  a very solid month of July, that may have been part of the reason for his July 31st call up to the big leagues. Chambers will take the spot of Shane...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: O’Neill collects 2 hits in Memphis debut

It was a rough day for the Baby Birds as the teams’ combined for a 2-6 record. Your only winners were Palm Beach and State College. The GCL Cards lost both ends of a double-header. Memphis fell to Tucson 4-2 on Wednesday. Mike O’Neill had a very successful Triple-A debut. As the lead-off hitter, O’Neill had 2 hits and a run scored. Chad Huffman had a double and an RBI as well...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Poll: How long should Alex Rodriguez be suspended?

How long should ARod be suspended? Obviously Alex Rodriguez is going to be suspended by Major League Baseball sooner rather than later. But for how long? Baseball has reportedly offered ARod a suspension through the end of 2014 and is threatening to suspend and ban Rodriguez for life if he does not accept it. Others may look at this instance and look at the suspension Ryan Braun...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Updated Organizational First Base Depth Chart

This is a list of every first baseman in the Cardinals organization organized by what team they are currently on. There are other players who have made starts at first base, these plays have had the majority of their starts at first. After the players name you will find their age and the teams they have played with in 2013 beginning with the earliest team. This post will be updated...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Recap: Zach Petrick amazes again

It was a successful night as the Baby Birds went 5-2 on Friday. Memphis, Springfield, State College, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards all won and Palm Beach and Peoria were on the losing end. In the upper minors, Kolten Wong hit his 8th home run and drove in three runs. Ryan Jackson also had 2 hits, while starting in the outfield. I believe the Cards are getting Jackson ready for...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors update: Peoria Chiefs pitchers strike out 19 batters

(via CardinalsFarm.com) The Baby Birds finished Monday with a 4-3 record. Springfield, Peoria, State College (game 2), and the GCL Cards were all victorious and Memphis, Palm Beach, and State College (game 2) all lost. The Johnson City Cards had their game suspended in the 5th inning. In the upper minors, the Memphis Redbirds could only manage 6 hits in a shutout loss. Newcomer...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals minors: Zach Petrick struggles at Double-A Springfield

(via CardinalsFarm.com) It was another rough night for the Baby Birds as they finished the night 1-4. The only winner was Palm Beach. Memphis, Springfield, Peoria, and Johnson City lost. The GCL Cards are always off on Sundays and State College had their game suspended due to rain. In the upper minors, Jamie Romak had a perfect night at the plate going 4-for-4, he also stole 2...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Recap: Jonathan Rodriguez blasts two in Palm Beach win

It was another rough night for the Baby Birds as they finished the night 1-4. The only winner was Palm Beach. Memphis, Springfield, Peoria, and Johnson City lost. The GCL Cards are always off on Sundays and State College had their game suspended due to rain. In the upper minors, Jamie Romak had a perfect night at the plate going 4-for-4, he also stole 2 places. Romak is getting first...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Recap: Memphis heads to All-Star Break tied for first

The Baby Birds finished with an even 3-3 record on Sunday as the GCL Cards were off (as they are every Sunday) and the Palm Beach Cardinals had game 2 of a double-header rained out. Memphis, Springfield, and Peoria were the winners and Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City on the losing end. The Mmephis victory tied them for first place with the Iowa Cubs. In the upper minors...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rodriguez, Piscotty named FSL All-Stars

Two Palm Beach Cardinals, Jonathan Rodriguez and Stephen Piscotty, have been named to the Florida State League South Division All-Star Team.
Via stlcardinals.scout.com
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Following are the highlights from the first minor league games of 2013. A trio of intersquad games were held on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s initial contests against external competition. As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch will be sharing game highlights with this site and several others with interest in Cardinals prospects....
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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