There were just two games in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system on Sunday and both shared the same result as the big club, losses. Memphis fell to Oklahoma City 3-2, while Springfield was crushed by Midland 9-4. Here are the highlights from Sunday's minor league action.
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Sandy Alcantara, our 5th ranked Cardinals’ prospect is off to an interesting start in his first taste of AA. He has faced the Rangers’ farm team twice now, and the results could not be further apart. The flashes of excellence are evident, while also exhibiting the need for more polish.
While the big club continued to play poorly in Washington, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers had a pretty successful night that included several strong pitching performances and not one, but two home runs from top catching prospect Carson Kelly. Here are the highlights from Tuesday's minor league action.
Monday was another rain shortened night in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system as Peoria was once again rained out. The other affiliates went 2-1 as Memphis, thanks to Luke Voit and Tommy Pham, improved to 4-1 on the young season and Palm Beach upped their record to 3-2.
The St. Louis Cardinals minor league affiliates had a tough job on Friday. They had to follow a perfect 3-0 night on Opening Night. However, the clubs one-upped Opening Night and went 4-0 on Friday night. All four clubs got the win and three of those were in convincing fashion.
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
2017 is going to be the year of the pitcher for the Springfield Cardinals. Many higher level offensive prospects like Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader have moved onto the Memphis Redbirds. There are a few prospects at the lower levels that might make an impact in Springfield in 2017, but