David Freese is a man among boys. My concern is that he’s going to be a boy among men if the Cardinals rely on him to hit at the major league level. He’ll still be eligible for the prospect rankings in the offseason and he may hold his ranking if only because of the exodus of talent from the system.
Shelby Miller is going to be Kevin Goldstein’s number 1 Cardinal prospect.
Sometimes I forget that Adam Ottavino is just 23. I’ve not been his biggest supporter this year (although I pulled that bandwagon for a while) and I’ve still got concerns over his long term walk rate but he has been better lately.
As good as Jaime Garcia has been in his rehab starts, I have to wonder if there’s a compelling reason NOT to pencil him in as the 5th starter for 2010. I also have to wonder if there’s a compelling reason to not give him a start or two with the big league club during Lohse’s trip to the DL.
Joey Bombs makes his way back toward the big leagues. Jayson Werth didn’t become an everyday caliber starter till he was 28. Or, closer to home, Ryan Ludwick took until 29. Mather still has time but it’s running out.
Daryl Jones to be back tonight.
Justin Fiske back to the DL.
Brian Walton opines on the loss of the Fall Instructional Leagues.