Jimmy Reed shines in his Springfield debut; Nick Martini blasts two homers for Palm Beach

The High Minors went 2-1 on Monday. Jimmy Reed was phenomenal in his Springfield debut as they beat Tulsa 9-4. Palm Beach routed Lakeland 11-0. Peoria got one-hit in a 4-0 loss.     Springfield 9 Tulsa 4   Game Highlights In his Springfield debut, Jimmy Reed was as excellent as he has been all year. He allowed only one run off three hits, walked two, and struck out two in six...
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St. Louis Cardinals: Thoughts on MLB’s mid-season top 20 prospect list

On Sunday night, unveiled their mid-season top 100 prospect list for all of Major League Baseball. Within that, they released top 20 lists for each team. Click HERE to view the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. Here is how ranked the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. In parentheses is the player’s rank in the overall top 100. Oscar Taveras (2) Stephen Piscotty (57...
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Memphis sweeps Iowa in their doubleheader; Vaughn Bryan drills his first homer of the season

The High Minors went 3-1 on Saturday. Memphis swept Iowa in their doubleheader. Springfield got shutout by NW Arkansas 4-0. Palm Beach was rained out. Peoria escaped Great Lakes 5-4.   GM 1 Memphis 5 Iowa 4 F/7   Game Highlights Memphis took game one against Iowa 5-4. Shane Robinson launched his second homer of the year, a two-run blast that scored Tim Cooney, who had doubled....
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Anthony Garcia departs his 10th homer of the year; Richy Pedroza comes within inches of his first professional home run

The High Minors were swept on Monday. Memphis and Springfield both only managed one run in their losses. Daytona put another nine-spot up on Palm Beach. Peoria came within inches of capping a comeback, but would lose to South Bend 5-4.   Omaha 4 Memphis 1   Game Highlights A significant lack of offense and poor relief pitching spoiled Tim Cooney’s solid start. Cooney allowed...
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Patrick Wisdom drills his 11th homer for Springfield; Memphis shuts down division rival Nashville

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.   Nashville 0 Memphis 1   Game Highlights 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...
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Luis Mateo provides the walk-off RBI for Memphis; Springfield notches an extra-inning victory

Memphis walked off Nashville in the ninth courtesy of a Luis Mateo RBI single. Springfield got a RBI double by Mike O’Neill in the 11th to defeat San Antonio 3-2. Palm Beach and Peoria both had off days.   Nashville 1 Memphis 2   Game Highlights Zach Petrick shut down Nashville, allowing only one run off six hits, walking none, and fanning six batters in seven innings of work...
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Juan Herrera and Rob Kaminsky fuel Peoria; Bruce Caldwell drills another homer for Palm Beach

Memphis finally played a game not affected by rain, but lost 9-4 to Nashville. Springfield dropped both games of their double-header. Palm Beach lost to Fort Myers 10-6. Peoria crushed Quad Cities thanks to the combination of Juan Herrera’s hitting and Rob Kaminsky’s pitching.   Memphis 4 Nashville 9   Game Highlights This was the first game Memphis had played in three days...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Caldwell and Mason Katz each drill two homers; the High Minors go 2-2 on Sunday

Memphis got rained out for the second straight day. Springfield was no match for San Antonio in a 7-2 loss. Tyrell Jenkins led Palm Beach to a 5-2 victory over Fort Myers. Peoria split their double-header with Quad Cities. Mason Katz launched his 13th and 14th home runs of 2014.   San Antonio 7 Springfield 2   Game Highlights Starlin Rodriguez was the only Springfield hitter to...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals organizational mid season All-Star team

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league season is nearing is halfway point as the Palm Beach Cardinals have wrapped up their All-Star Break and the Peoria Chiefs are beginning theirs. Soon, the Springfield Cardinals and Memphis Redbirds will be on their breaks. What I like to do this time of year is to pick a team of organizational All-Stars based on first half performance. These 25...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Hald is brilliant on the mound yet again; Palm Beach scores three in the ninth to achieve the walk-off win

Kyle Hald, Lee Stoppelman, and Justin Wright combined for the shutout in Springfields 3-0 victory, Palm Beach got a walk-off RBI single from Charlie Tilson, and Peoria suffered the loss in their opening game of their six-game road trip.   Springfield
 3 Arkansas 0   Game Highlights Another fantastic outing from Kyle Hald on Wednesday as he picked up his fifth win after tossing...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Cornelius fuels Springfield to victory; Peoria drops their fifth in a row

Jonathan Cornelius was spectacular on their mound leading Springfield to a 4-1 victory and his fourth win of the year, Palm Beach’s defense spoiled a good outing by Thomas Lee as they would lose 8-4, and Peoria couldn’t close out Cubs affiliate Kane Count, yet again. Memphis’ game tonight was postponed due to rain.     Midland 1 Springfield 4   Game Highlights Jonathan Cornelius...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: A look at the weakest position going into the 2014 MLB Draft

Last week, I brought you a look at the revamped shortstop position that has added several new players in the last 12 months. While that position is bottom heavy to an extent, there is a lot of upside. Enough upside that would allow the organization to look in other areas when it comes to the draft. One of those areas they will be looking at is third base. In my opinion, third base...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Minors Mailbag: Who could be the next surprise prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals?

The United Cardinal Bloggers decided to change things up for their May project. Typically, the panel of bloggers participate in a roundtable where a blogger asks a question and the others answer it. This time around, each blogger asked everyone else a question in a mailbag sort of idea. I like this idea and would like to continue it every week. See below, after the post, Q: Daniel...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayers and Arturo Reyes both flirt with no-hitters, the farm gets swept on Sunday

It was a tough day down on the farm as Memphis and Springfield lost big while Peoria and Palm Beach both had potential no-hitters turn into losses. Palm Beach pitcher Mike Mayers took a no-no into the sixth and Peoria right-hander Arturo Reyes took a no hitter into the seventh; both squads would end up losing. On the offensive side, Thomas Pham, Breyvic Valera, and Patrick Wisdom...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Several St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospects have big games on Sunday

With a light schedule on Sunday, the Cardinals’ affiliates split their two games, but several big prospects had good games. Memphis had a dominating win led by Randal Grichuk, fresh off his short MLB stint. Springfield suffered another frustrating loss, with NW Arkansas putting up 6 runs in the second inning. Top 20 prospects James Ramsey and Patrick Wisdom had big days for the...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ affiliates sweep opponents on Thursday

Thursday saw two day games (Memphis and Peoria) and two night games (Springfield and Palm Beach), but the results were still the same, all victories. In Memphis on getaway day, Oscar Taveras extended his hitting streak to 15 games and his RBI streak to 5 games. Tim Cooney was off, but the club was able to back him up and the ‘Birds bullpen tossed 4 scoreless innings. Patrick Wisdom...
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Rob Kaminsky and Jimmy Reed solid in starts on Friday

On Friday, with the Triple-A squad in Memphis for the exhibition with the big clubs, the remaining minor league teams played two intersquad games on back fields at Roger Dean Stadium. Both games were roughly 5 innings. Jimmy Reed and Rob Kaminsky looked solid on the mound for the two lower clubs. While I have Reed slated to begin the season with the Peoria Chiefs, I still believe...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Friday, March 28. A camp day with Memphis already having departed Florida meant Springfield-Palm Beach and Peoria1 vs. Peoria2. There was a lot of sister-kissing as both five-inning contests ended in a tie. Pitching led the way as only six runs were scored in the 10 innings of action. With one day remaining...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day Roster of the Palm Beach 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.  Last week, we unveiled our predictions for the organization’s two highest affiliates, the Memphis Redbirds and the Springfield Cardinals. This week comes the two lowest full...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/23/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Sunday, March 23. The Cardinals’ five minor league clubs faced their Miami Marlins counterparts on St. Louis’ side of the Jupiter, Fla. complex. Memphis, Springfield and Peoria won while Palm Beach was defeated. Note the label for the fifth club has changed from Peoria 2 to State College. That is...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Pham homers again and Patrick Wisdom stays hot on Sunday

On Sunday, the Cardinals and the Marlins had 5 games on the backfields of the Roger Dean Stadium complex. This was a good opportunity to get plenty of guys playing time, and there are a couple that were taking full advantage. Tommy Pham, fighting for playing time for the Memphis Redbirds, hit his third spring home run on Sunday. Pham is having a great spring in this make-or-break...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Oscar Taveras collects two hits, Tommy Pham homers in Friday action

On Friday, the Baby Birds took on the Mets’ affiliates in back field action and took two of the four games. The Cards’ and Mets’ High-A affiliates tied, while the Memphis Redbirds fell to the Mets’ AAA squad. Oscar Taveras has now played in three straight games and collected two hits on Friday. It is great to see him playing in three consecutive games and it appears he will...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/20/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Thursday, March 20. Under another afternoon of beautiful, sunny skies, all five Cardinals minor league clubs made the walk back to the Kissell Quad. On this camp day, Peoria 1 just worked out, with Peoria 2 facing Palm Beach and Springfield taking on Memphis. Due to pitching availability, these games...
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March 21, 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
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