Analyzing the ascent of Jacob Wilson through the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

(Photo: Bruce E Stidham/ For the News-Leader) In June of 2012, the St. Louis Cardinals drafted a senior second baseman from the University of Memphis in the 10th round. When a team selects a senior in the top 10 rounds, they are usually trying to save money, money that would probably go to a young stud prep player. For Jacob Wilson, this was the exact scenario that played out. The Cards inked Wilson [...]

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Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina named Rawlings Gold Glove finalists

The Rawlings Gold Glove finalists were announced earlier today and the only Cardinals to be named finalists were Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina. Wainwright is one of three finalists for National League [...]

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Traditional stat pitching leaders for 2014

Cooney Earlier this week, I brought you the Cardinals' minor league pitching leaders in a few advanced stats. Today, I made it simple and added the traditional stat categories. While WHIP may not be considered [...]

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap: Recapping the last few games

AFL It has been a while since we threw out a Arizona Fall League recap, so we will hit a few games today. October 17th Last Friday, the Peoria Javelinas and the Salt River Rafters played to a 3-3 tie after [...]

Poll Results: Where should Marco Gonzales begin the season for the Cardinals in 2015?

(Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post) On Monday, I asked Cards fans where they thought Marco Gonzales should start next season. I felt like there were three possible outcomes, a spot in the starting rotation, a spot on the major league bullpen, [...]

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Advanced pitching stat leaders for 2014

Tuivailala Last week, I brought you the hitting leaders throughout the Cardinals farm system, but with a twist. I introduced, to some of you, a few advanced hitting statistics. I wanted to do the same thing with [...]

Monday Poll: Where should Marco Gonzales start the 2015 season for the Cardinals?

Gonzales2 When the 2014 season opened, Marco Gonzales was just 23 1/3 innings and 3 months into his professional baseball career. When the season ended, he had over 40 major league innings under his belt. His major [...]

Mike Matheny to release book on managing in February of 2015

Matheny It has only been a few short days since the St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated from the post-season by the San Francisco Giants.  Many in St. Louis still are fuming about the way it all went down. For [...]

NLCS recap: What went wrong for the Cardinals?

So, what exactly went wrong for the Cardinals in this year's NLCS against the Giants? Well, basically everything. And everything went right for the Giants. In Game 1, it was this year's NLCS MVP, Madison [...]

St. Louis Cardinals: A look at the offseason schedule, free agents, and arbitration eligible players

Jay This is a post that I was hoping would not be written until late October or early November after the World Series. The Cardinals' "early" exit pushes this post up a week or so. I use "early" in quotes because [...]

End of Year Review: Springfield Cardinals

Jacob Wilson As we climb into reviewing the higher minor league clubs, we can see the effect the graduations and trades to help the major league club have had over the last couple years. Over the last 2 seasons, crowds in [...]

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap: Tyrell Jenkins impresses again on the mound

AFL On Thursday, while the big club was fighting to stay alive in the National League playoffs, the Cardinals' representatives in the Arizona Fall League were experiencing success. Tyrell Jenkins made his second [...]

Even Year. Travis Ishikawa’s three-run walk-off home run sends Giants to World Series

Heading into Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday night in San Francisco, the Giants were on the verge of clinching the National League pennant while the Cardinals were on the brink of elimination. As St. Louis lost [...]

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Traditional Stat Leaders for 2014

Pham Last week, we looked at the St. Louis Cardinals' leaders in a few advanced statistics for the minor leagues. We gave you a brief explanation of each stat to help explain what they did. Many Cardinals' fans [...]

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap: Jacob Wilson collects two hits, Sam Tuivailala throws a scoreless inning

AFL On Wednesday, the Peoria Javelinas were at "home" to face off against the Mesa Solar Sox. I use home in quotes because they are playing their home games in Surprise, Arizona this fall season. Jacob Wilson [...]

Once again, defensive miscues the story as Giants take 3-1 NLCS lead to put Cardinals on brink of elimination

Prior to Wednesday night's NLCS Game 4 between the Cardinals and the Giants in San Francisco, the Royals were World Series bound after their four game sweep over the Orioles. Kansas City became the first MLB [...]

Giants take 2-1 NLCS lead as Randy Choate’s error on sac bunt haunts Cardinals

In Game 3 of this NLCS, the San Francisco Giants would jump out to a 4-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st against John Lackey, who the Giants lost two games against him in the 2002 World Series (Games 4 and 7) [...]

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap

AFL It was an interesting night, not only for the Peoria Javelinas, but also C.J. McElroy, the lone Cardinals farmhand in the Javs' starting lineup on Monday. Chris Perry was the only Cards' pitcher to see the [...]

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap: Jacob Wilson extends hitting streak

AFL Note: This recap covers the Peoria Javelinas' game from Saturday, October 11th.  On Saturday, the Peoria Javelinas traveled to Cubs park in Mesa to take on the Mesa Solar Sox. Jacob Wilson made his second [...]