Matthew Leach brings us the details of the Cardinals’ 40 man additions today. The Cardinals add right handers Adam Ottavino and Chuckie Fick to the roster as well as left hander Sam Freeman. Notably absent is David Kopp.
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azruavatar in Rule 5 Draft, tags: Adam Ottavino, Chuckie Fick, David Kopp, Sam Freeman
Jeff in Arizona Fall League, tags: David Kopp, Justin Wright, Keith Butler, Matt Adams, Oscar Taveras, Ryan Jackson, tyler lyons
The Cardinals are sending 7 players to the Arizona Fall League this fall (which is also known as “Prospect Finishing School”:
1B Matt Adams
OF Oscar Taveras (will be second youngest player in the league)
SS Ryan Jackson
RHP Keith Butler
LHP Justin Wright
RHP David Kopp
LHP Tyler Lyons
erik in Season Wraps, tags: Adam Reifer, Blake King, David Kopp, Richard Castillo, Scott Gorgen
Hooray. We’re moving along to more meaningful stats. Well, sort of. As I mentioned before, Roger Dean is a hitter’s graveyard. Therefore, it makes pitchers look a little better than they actually are. Moving from Palm Beach to Springfield can be one of the toughest transitions for any pitcher; it separates the men from the boys.
Before we dive in, here’s the league averages: The pitcher’s average age is 23. League average ERA is 3.56 (!). Hits per nine is 8.6, HR/9 is .5, BB/9 3.2, K/9 – 7.3, SO/BB 2.31, WHIP is 1.3.
Gorgen, Kopp and Castillo probably would rate as the best starting pitching prospects on this team. I wouldn’t say any of their performances really stood out this past season.
Blake King put the K in King, but was still way too wild. My personal man-cruch Adam Reifer proved to be more hittable than I thought he would be this past season, but he settled down a bit as the season went on.
Other than Sanchez, who pitched more innings in Springfield, I wouldn’t give any of these prospects better than a C, C+ grade.