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Well, we are one week into the Arizona Fall League and it's been an interesting week for the Surprise Saguaros, the team in the AFL that the Cardinals prospects are playing for. Every week I'm going to
With the St. Louis Cardinals 2017 season in the rear view mirror, mercifully, there has already been a ton of speculation about what the Cardinals' front office should do to bolster their roster for a playoff run in 2018. According to Derrick Goold's piece in this Sunday's St. Louis Post
In the first post-season (not postseason) episode of Prospect to Be Named Later, Kyle and I touched briefly on the playoff runs of the Peoria Chiefs, Palm Beach Cardinals, and Memphis Redbirds.
Our main focus, however, was the upcoming Arizona Fall League. The Cardinals are sending eight players to this year's
At 3:00 CT today the Houston Astros will host the Boston Red Sox and the first pitch of that game will represent the start of the Division Series portion of the MLB playoffs. With the Wild Card decided in exciting fashion and Division Series cued up and ready to go,
2017 was a great year for the Cardinals minor league affiliates. The top six affiliates went a combined 384-312, 62 games over .500. There were a ton of great season by a ton of different players, and what we are going to do here is name one player at each
Once a week for the last 22 or so weeks I have compiled a list of the top performers at each of the full season clubs in the Cardinals minor league system. I highlighted one pitcher and one hitter at each of the four full-season levels (Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach,
Major league transactions and roster construction are weird things. You have The 25 man roster. The 40 man roster. Minor League free agents. Minor league transactions. Promotions. Demotions. Designation for assignment. Waivers. The 10 day DL. The 60 day DL. September Call Ups.
It can get pretty dizzying.
Then, every year on
Much of what goes on at the minor league level from a development stand point isn't easy to quantify or explain exactly. For your average fan that follows the minor leagues, you are often reliant on the box scores from the night before to make up your mind about how
Every Friday (and some Saturday's when I'm too busy to get it out on Friday) until the end of the minor league season we will present you with the awards for the past weeks top pitcher and position player at each affiliate. We will include a capsule at the end
Colin (@colingarner22) and Kyle (@kyler416) recorded live at Hammons Field during a Springfield Cardinals game. They talked the most exciting prospect at each level (and Kyle stumped Colin on the most exciting pitcher at State College).
They also talked potential closers on the farm, debated whether or not Sandy Alcantara is