St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 50-46

Anderson This is our first look at the St. Louis Cardinals top 50 prospects, as delivered by me, John Nagel editor of The first five prospects in our rankings are a good mix of experienced veterans to just drafted rookies. Also a good mix of pitchers and hitters. If you are wondering how I rank the players, check out THIS POST. Sam Gaviglio, [...]

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Yordano Ventura dedicates Oscar Taveras with Game 6 World Series victory

Ventura Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 would become a special day for baseball. Former Cardinals rookie outfielder and 22 year old Oscar Taveras was laid to rest as his funeral was held in his home town Dominican [...]

Tuesday Poll: Who is the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect for 2015?

Piscotty Editor's Note: Our poll typically runs on Monday, but we did not feel it was appropriate to post after the death of Oscar Taveras. Our top prospect countdown will begin on Wednesday and pick up it's regular [...]

Remembering Oscar Taveras: A personal account from Sammy Stava

MLB: San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals Forget about baseball for a moment. Oscar Taveras, just a 22 year old kid died suddenly in a car accident with his 18 year old girlfriend, Edilila Avrelo, in the Domincian Republic yesterday afternoon. Just [...]

Remembering Oscar Taveras: A personal account from Chase Probert

Taveras I wanted to take a break from my studies, which have kept me away from the Farm for the time being, to make a post on Oscar Taveras. I was lucky enough to see Oscar play at nearly all of his home games at [...]

In Memory of Oscar Taveras: A Personal Account from Scott Schook

Oscar-Taveras The St. Louis Cardinals are no strangers to tragedy. Darryl Kile passed away in his sleep in 2002. Josh Hancock lost his life in a car accident in the early months of the 2007 season. Sunday, October 26th, [...]

Mourning Oscar Taveras: A personal account from Neal Hellner

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Tampa Bay Rays I started following Oscar Taveras' ascension in 2010 as he made big impressions in his first taste of rookie-ball in the States.  Since he signed as a 16-year old, I feel like we've known him for so long. [...]

Remembering Oscar Taveras, Part 2: A personal account from Lukas Adams

Taveras2 Disbelief. Shock. The news out of the Dominican Republic that Cardinals right fielder Oscar Taveras was killed in an automobile accident sent a jolt of sadness into not only Cardinal Nation, but the entire [...]

Remembering Oscar Taveras: A personal account from David Lemon

Taveras A potential baseball prodigy has been taken from the world today in St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras. In order to truly mourn the loss of such an amazing ball player, I'd like to remember him with [...]

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Evaluation process and schedule

Where will Alex Reyes land? It is that time of year, the time of lists. Baseball blogs don't have any managing mistakes to be critical of, so they turn to lists. I will admit that I am an offender of the latter. Everything from top [...]

An alternative way of gauging team’s most valuable hitter in 2014

matt adams With the advancement of modern statistics, the debate about the most valuable player of any team, or league for that matter, has forever changed. Traditionalists will continue to look at stats you grew up [...]

St. Louis Cardinals: Complete season reviews for all minor league teams

rob_kaminsky_640x360_a01ukrwa_wk7nspr0 For the last two months, Scott Schook, has been reviewing the seasons of all of the Cardinals minor league affiliates, from the Dominican Summer League Cards to the Memphis Redbirds. As you will read from [...]

End of Year Recap: Memphis Redbirds

Taveras Despite sending up several players to the major league club and not getting much filled from the lower minors, the Memphis Redbirds won the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division with a 79-64 record, [...]

2015 MLB Draft: A look at possible 2015 qualifying offers and how they could effect the Cardinals draft

Draft With the 2014 World Series underway, we can start looking at the offseason schedule. Last week, I brought you a full schedule of events for the offseason. First up on the agenda are qualifying offers. Teams [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]