Intrigued by this comment, I wanted to take a very brief look into the Cardinals relievers for the last three years. Given the aggressive nature that the organization handles prospects and the rapid nature at which you’d expect relievers to rise through an organization, 2007 would be the absolute earliest we could have any expectation of seeing Jeff Luhnow’s fingerprints on the major league pen.
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With the acquisition of Rich Hill, I’m suddenly wondering if I can count our potential AAA starters on just two hands. Do I need to take my shoes off?
erik in 2009 MLB Draft, analysis
The biggest complaint against the Cardinals is their lack of potential top of the rotation talent. The only Cardinal pitcher that ranked in any of the top 100 has been Chris Perez, a reliever. In fact, most of the arms in the system that are perceived to have big upside are relievers. I used to think this was a big deal, but now I’m starting to wonder if it is being blown out of proportion.
Again I’d like to refer back to Victor Wang’s research on Top 100 prospects to see if this is as big of an issue as it’s made out to be.
Hey, just popping in with a couple of things today. Here is a post idea I wanted to do for a while but just hadn’t found the time until today.
I think as we look at the players in our team’s favorite farm system, sometimes if we are not careful we can get rose-colored glasses when it comes to our outlook of the future of these players. But the truth is, most of these players we find ourselves pulling for simply won’t ever make it.