As we all know by now the Cardinals have called up their 2011 #1 Overall prospect from AAA Memphis to the major league bullpen for the stretch run. This move comes with very little downside roster-wise and a nice bonus for a top prospect after a good season. More after the jump.
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Jeff in Arizona Fall League
The Cardinals announced this week who the players were who will be playing in the Arizona Fall League also known as “Prospect Finishing School”. Names and analysis after the jump.
With Shelby Miller showing that he is returning to his old form and Oscar Taveras continuing to tear up the Texas League that leaves us with a dilemma here towards the end of the season. Who is your number 1 prospect?
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This week the Cardinals signed 16 year old right-handed pitcher Ronald Medrano out of Nicaragua. They must have used the money from the failed signing of Andres Serrano. Medrano is considered one of the top pitching prospects this year in Nicaragua and is part of the July 2nd class. No word on the bonus for Medrano. Analysis and video after the jump.
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After the jump, let’s take a look at where the Cardinals minor league teams stand with regards to the standings and the playoff hunt.
The Cardinals top prospect has had 3 great starts in a row and hasn’t allowed a walk in his last 5 starts. Let’s take a look after the jump at the numbers and what everyone is saying about him.
With Zack Cox traded to the Miami Marlins yesterday, 1st round picks are a subject of much discussion around the web. Let’s take a look after the jump of who the Cardinals selected from 1997-2012 and where they are now.
The Cardinals offloaded former 1st round pick and player without a position for a right-handed relief pitcher in Edward Mujica.
My first impression of this deal is that Zack Cox has really fallen off the map as far as prospect status is concerned. He’s already got a major league deal and he is on the 40 man roster, so the Cardinals had to do something with him soon. The Cardinals essentially dumped him for a 7th inning right handed reliever.
What do you think?
With the trading deadline a few days away, let’s take a look at a few more trades and how the Cardinals prospects would match up.
With the trading deadline a few days away, let’s take a look at what prospects the buyers are handing over to get their new major league players and where those players compare to the Cardinals prospects we know and love.