It was minor league Opening Night on Thursday and the St. Louis Cardinals affiliates had a pretty strong evening. The only defeat was to the rain as the Peoria Chiefs were washed out in their opener in Burlington. A couple of top prospects, Jack Flaherty and Harrison Bader, showed why
On Tuesday, the Cardinals announced the rosters for their four full-season affiliated teams. For prospect nerds like myself, minor league roster release day is a joyous occasion that we celebrate and freak out about. Although the Cardinals have been playing for a few days now, tonight marks the start of the minor league
On Sunday, the Peoria Chiefs announced their preliminary roster for the 2017 season. According to their press release, the Chiefs include 11 players that were drafted last year by the Cardinals, two former first round picks, and five top 30 prospects (according to MLB.com and Baseball America). The Chiefs also
Cardinals Prospect Harrison Bader had a tremendous spring for the Cardinals. He slashed 346/404/538/942 with 5 extra base hits in 52 AB. Bader was one of the last cuts from camp, and he definitely impressed the parent club during his turn with the team this spring. Spring success is a weird thing, though.
On Friday, the Springfield Cardinals played host to their parent club from St. Louis, and conversation centered around Springfield's starting rotation pre-game. During the game, the Cardinals showcased their organizational talent and depth on the mound. Sandy Alcantara, Jack Flaherty, Austin Gomber, and Dakota Hudson all appeared in Wednesday night's