Where would the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2014 draftees rank amongst our top prospect list?

After each year’s draft, the question comes up, ‘Where would (insert current drafted player) place in the team’s top prospect ranking?” Fans want to know how the newbees of the organization stack up with the players that are already there. I have already received this question via Twitter and e-mail a couple of times, so I thought we would take a look. Before we begin though...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the St. Louis Cardinals need to keep stockpiling arms

The Cardinals farm system has improved by leaps and bounds since the days when the best pitchers it was producing were Bud Smith and Anthony Reyes.  This was especially evident last year when the big club rolled out arm after arm to fill the void left by injured players on the staff during the regular season and leaned on the baby birds in the bullpen during the postseason.  That...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2014 spring training

With minor leaguers reporting to Jupiter, Florida for spring training, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of 2014 spring training until the opening of the regular season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the conclusion of the 2013 season through the...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Palm Beach P Jordan Swagerty: Over before it started

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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Swagerty’s elbow problems continue

Right-hander pitcher Jordan Swagerty’s long comeback from elbow problems has hit another snag.
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top St. Louis Cardinals prospects 16-20

As we work our way into the teens, we start to see more experienced players. When it comes to experience versus potential, I have a hard time going away from experience. For younger guys, the risk is much higher and I am not one to take that risk. With that said, the player with the biggest upside on this list is Jones, but he has the least amount of experience. He was very impressive...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Swagerty has second chance to make first impression on Cards

As elated as he was during his first throw for Cardinals major-league coaches in two years, prospect Jordan Swagerty said the final thrill came when he was done. “To feel healthy at the end of the bullpen is the bonus,” he said. Swagerty, 24, has spent the past two years recovering from elbow surgery that interrupted his past chance to make a first impression. A second-round...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Six Cardinals pitchers who hope to make a strong impression this spring

ST. LOUIS -- After the big-name Cardinals have headed for the golf course and fans at Roger Dean Stadium have had their fill of sunshine for one afternoon, a few innings usually remain in that afternoon's exhibition. For up-and-coming youngsters and hanging-on veterans, there is no more important time of the season than these late-afternoon finishes. This could be the only time...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Cardinals minor league players who will rebound in 2014

What defines a bounce back season? For me, there are a couple of definitions. First, a player who struggled the previous year and did not live up to expectations. Second, you have those players who may have been injured for a good part of the year and again, failed to live up to expectations. When picking five players who will bounce back this year, I was looking for players who...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Return of the swag for Jordan Swagerty?

Once a top-10 prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals system before being slowed by injury, right-hander Jordan Swagerty is mounting a comeback.
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals invite 18 minor leaguers to Spring Training

On Tuesday, the Cardinals announced their non-roster invitees to Spring Training. Lets take a look at who was invited and why they received invites. Who: Pitchers Marco Gonzales, Lee Stoppelman, Jordan Swagerty, Tim Cooney, Sam Gaviglio, Zach Petrick, and Jose Almarante. Infielders Xavier Scruggs, Luis Mateo, Scott Moore, and Patrick Wisdom. Outfielders James Ramsey and Stephen...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards hand out 18 non-roster invites to spring training

ST. LOUIS -- €The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have extended non-roster invites to 18 players to take part in the team's Major League Spring Training camp along with the 39 players currently on the team's big league roster. PITCHERS: Jose Almarante, Tim Cooney, Sam Gaviglio, Marco Gonzales, Zach Petrick, Lee Stoppelman, Jordan Swagerty CATCHERS: Ed Easley...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 21, 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

Cardinals set 40-man roster before next month's rule 5 draft. Who did they leave exposed?

Wednesday was the deadline for major league teams to set their 40-man rosters prior to the December 12th Rule 5 draft.  As such, the Cardinals made a series of moves to protect their key prospects. First, they tried to clear some extra space by putting Ryan Jackson on waivers, however he was claimed by the Houston Astros.  Despite the Cardinals struggles with Pete Kozma and Daniel...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Insight from Cardinals instructs: 10/02/13

Wednesday news from the St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp in Jupiter, Florida includes updates on Oscar Taveras, Tyrell Jenkins and Jordan Swagerty.
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss Looking Back at James Ramsey, Jordan Swagerty, Kurt Heyer, Carson Kelly

As most of you already know, I picked up sports blogging for the first time this summer. I enjoyed providing you with my take on various topics, but my favorite part had to be the interviews I had with a handful of Cardinal prospects. All four of the players I interviewed can be considered top prospects for the organization, yet they were more than happy to help me out with my blog...
Via STLSportsMinute
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Palm Beach P Jordan Swagerty: Rougher road

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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Latest Matt Garza rumors: Cubs asking for "last and best offers"

As his next scheduled start is creeping ever nearer, the Cubs are asking for the "last and best offers" from the teams involved, according to Buster Olney.  Ken Rosenthal feels that the Rangers have the most motivation to acquire Garza and while they don't want to move Martin Perez, per Olney, they have other pitching prospects, such as C.J. Edward and Luke Jackson...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Garza likely to be traded this week. Cardinals remain a darkhorse.

According to David Kaplan of, the Cubs are likely to trade Matt Garza this week and, while Texas, Toronto and Cleveland are all involved, the Cardinals are considered a darkhorse. Per Kaplan's "significant industry source": "The Cardinals saved a ton of money walking away from the Pujols negotiations and now they are having the last laugh as...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Springfield P Jordan Swagerty: Another step ahead

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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: An Interview with Prospect Kurt Heyer

Background St. Louis Cardinals prospect, Kurt Heyer, is a 6’2″ right-handed pitcher from Huntington Beach, California. Heyer made 55 starts in college at the University of Arizona and was a key component to the team winning the College World Series in 2012. That season, he won 13 games for the Wildcats–tying the school record for wins in a single season. Based on his performance...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Jordan Swagerty on the road to return

Jordan Swagerty, St. Louis Cardinals second-round pick of the 2010 MLB draft, was one of the team's top pitching prospects prior to his injury in 2012. When going to monitor his elbow pain, team doctors found bone spurs but also decided to proactively perform Tommy John surgery to help prevent any possible future injury as well. Swagerty has been on the road to recovery...
Via MLB Injury News
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson and Wisdom homer in Peoria’s loss – 6/22 Farm Report

The Baby Birds went 3-4 on Sunday as Palm Beach, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards were all winners. Jordan Swagerty returned to the box score for the first time in over a year with 2 scoreless innings for the GCL Cardinals. Jacob Wilson (pictured) and Patrick Wisdom each went deep for Peoria. Brock Peterson took over the Pacific Coast League lead in home runs with his 17th for Memphis...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Springfield P Jordan Swagerty: A milestone

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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Springfield P Jordan Swagerty: Progress report

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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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