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Cardinals' Grichuk hits leadoff in first game back from DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated outfielder Randal Grichuk from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. He was batting leadoff against the Detroit Tigers. Xavier Scruggs was optioned to Triple A Memphis before Saturday's game. Grichuk was on the opening day roster and had been on the DL since April 17 with a lower back strain. He was 2 for 10 with a homer and two...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Grichuk from 15-day disabled list

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have activated outfielder Randal Grichuk from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. He was batting leadoff against the Detroit Tigers. Xavier Scruggs was optioned to Triple-A Memphis before Saturday's game. Grichuk was on the opening day roster and had been on the DL since April 17 with a lower back strain. He was 2 for 10 with a homer and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards Activate Randal Grichuk from DL

1st BASEMAN/OUTFIELDER XAVIER SCRUGGS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 16, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this afternoon’s game that they have activated outfielder Randal Grichuk (lower back strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned first baseman/outfielder Xavier Scruggs to Memphis (AAA). Grichuk, who was on the Cardinals [...]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Injury Provides Long-Awaited Opportunity For Bourjos

Early on Thursday morning, the Cardinals placed center fielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list due to a bout with wrist tendinitis. While first baseman Xavier Scruggs, whom recently began some matinee appearances as a corner outfielder as well, was promoted to take his place on the roster, the clear cut Cardinal who stands to benefit the most is Peter Bourjos. With a path clear...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals place outfielder Jon Jay on disabled list

CLEVELAND (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left wrist. The club made the move before Thursday's series finale against the Indians. The Cardinals recalled outfielder/first baseman Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A Memphis to fill Jay's roster spot. Jay had arthroscopic surgery on the wrist in October. Matt Holliday...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place Outfielder Jon Jay on DL

1st BASEMAN/OUTFIELDER XAVIER SCRUGGS RECALLED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 14, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s series finale in Cleveland that they have placed outfielder Jon Jay (left wrist tendinitis) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10, and recalled first baseman/outfielder Xavier Scruggs from Memphis (AAA). The team [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a sabermetric look at hot starts within the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

The St. Louis Cardinals’ farm teams are less than two weeks into the season and are quickly out of the gates. The two lower level affiliates, Palm Beach and Peoria, are off to winning records and playing some great baseball. Memphis and Springfield, the highest affiliates, are struggling to start the season.I wanted to give you an early look at 5 batters and 5 pitchers who are...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Voit powers Palm Beach win

The Wildwood native and Missouri State alum is hoping to return to St. Louis on the field in the not-too-distant future. Tom DiPace With Matt Adams entering his 3rd year in the big leagues and Xavier Scruggs actually older than Adams, the Cardinals don’t have much in terms of prospects for first base. Luke Voit, however, is looking to make a change to that. In 2014, the right...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Scruggs powers Memphis win

Scruggs is off to a hot start for the Memphis Redbirds display a large amount of power. Joel Auerbach/Getty Images North America After toiling for 7 years in the Cardinals minor league system, Xavier Scruggs turned a strong year at Triple-A Memphis into a September callup. After getting 18 plate appearances for the big league club, Scruggs was pushed down the depth chart thanks to...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Big innings lift Peoria Chiefs

De Leon picked up his third double of the year in the Chiefs’ route of Wisconsin. Mike Janes/Four Seam Images The minor leagues went 2-2 for the night. The Memphis Redbirds fell again to the vaunted Iowa offense and struggled to bring runs across the plate. The Springfield Cardinals picked up their first win of the year as they doubled up San Antonio. Palm Beach dropped back to...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Kaminsky dominates

The Palm Beach Cardinals have an excellent rotation which includes young lefty, Kaminsky. Mike Janes/Four Seam Images via AP Images As the Cardinals await news on a talented young pitcher’s health report, another turned in a fantastic performance on the hill. Left-hander Rob Kaminsky tossed 6 innings for the Palm Beach Cardinals surrendering 2 unearned runs on 5 hits. He struck...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Report: Xavier Scruggs and Anthony Garcia homer for Memphis

On Wednesday the Cardinals minor league affiliates took on the Mets’ clubs with two games in Jupiter and two at the Mets park in St. Lucie. It looks like we may be starting to see a shift in spring rosters that match potential opening day rosters. On Thursday the Memphis team will be heading to back to Memphis to prepare for their exhibition game against the big club.Here are the...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/01/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Wednesday, April 1. Two clubs made the last Florida road trip of the spring as Memphis and Springfield traveled to Port St. Lucie to take on the Mets while Palm Beach and Springfield entertained their Class-A Mets counterparts at home. Memphis and Peoria won, with Springfield tying. In the process...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Send Four Players To Minors

THREE PLAYERS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA), JACOB WILSON RE-ASSIGNED JUPITER, Fla., March 29, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have optioned catcher Ed Easley, infielder Dean Anna, and first baseman Xavier Scruggs to the Memphis (AAA) roster and re-assigned non-roster infielder Jacob Wilson to their minor league camp. Today’s moves put the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: A closer look at outfielder Tommy Pham

I have written a lot the last couple of years on Tommy Pham. He has been a tough prospect to follow as he has all the tools necessary to excel at the Major League level, but could never stay healthy. Those days appear over and Pham looks like he is ready to compete for a major league roster spot in 2015.Here is something I wrote on Pham on July 4th, 2013Here is something I wrote...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

A look at the first base depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

Man, it has been a while since I have tickled the keyboards as I have been dealing with some personal issues, but it feels great to be back, even if it’s a reduced role for now. Before I look at the first base position, I want to say what an incredible team I have here at CardinalsFarm. They picked up the slack while I was gone without hesitation.When looking at the first base...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: The Bench

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. For this post, I will be constructing the bench to our All-Organization Team. Our bench will consist of...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Scruggs Offers Internal Solution to Power Outage for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have been successful by almost any standard. The team has consistently found itself in the postseason. They have managed to develop talent at most key positions on the field. They have often been the blueprint by which other teams hope to do business. However, one thing has been noticeably absent. The Cardinals have seemingly turned away from the long ball...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Right Field

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. Fans will get a say as well later in the post.It looks like the right field position may be the weakest...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Left Field

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. Fans will get a say as well later in the post.For the three outfield positions on our team, I am going to...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: First Base

We at BBE are excited to be bringing you the best Cardinals content on the web, as we are working with cardinalsfarm.com to do so. John Nagel, owner/editor of CardinalsFarm is the writer of this piece. That being said, enjoy.  In this post, I am going to look at the first base position throughout the Cardinals minor league system. This position has had a couple of consistent...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: First Base

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. Fans will get a say as well later in the post. In this post, I am going to look at the first base position...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Position Rankings Review: Looking back at the top 5 first basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

With my top 50 prospect list completed and my positional rankings about to heat up, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my positional rankings from before the 2014 season. I will take a look at the predictions I made for each player and give an update on how the player performed throughout the 2014 season.Today I will look back at my first base rankings. Here is how...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping St. Louis Cardinals To Prospects 31-40 and a look ahead to this coming week

This past week, I continued my top 50 St. Louis Cardinals prospects countdown with prospects 36-40 on Tuesday and 31-35 on Thursday. Here is a recap of those prospects and some of my personal thoughts on a few of the players. 40. Nick Thompson 39. Andrew Morales 38. Jonathan Rodriguez 37. Xavier Scruggs 36. Greg Garcia 35. Bryan Dobzanski 34. Dixon Llorens 33. Vaughn Bryan 32. Chris...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 36-40

The next wave of prospects features a couple of 2014 draftees along with three veterans of the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. Another good mix of prospects is in store for you today. 40. Nick Thompson, 21 Thompson, the Cardinals 8th round pick in 2014, is the epitome of the Cards’ draft in ’14 as the Cardinals selected all collegiate bats and took players who can control the...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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