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Spring Opening Day Game Day Thread: Cardinals at Marlins

| March 5, 2015 | 6 Comments
Spring Opening Day Game Day Thread: Cardinals at Marlins

Game Time: 12:05 pm CST @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida Television: None Radio: KMOX 1120 Starting Pitching Probables Carlos Martinez (2-4, 4.03 ERA, 1.41 WHIP) vs. Dan Haren (13-11, 4.02 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Matt Carpenter – 3B Jason Heyward – RF Matt Holliday – DH Matt Adams – 1B Yadier Molina – C […]

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Pitchers and Catchers Report

| February 19, 2015
Pitchers and Catchers Report

Forget what some groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania may say. Forget about some vernal equinox in March. Today is the day that signals the true start of spring. Today is the day pitchers and catchers officially report to Cardinals’ camp in Jupiter, Florida. This year, this momentous day is more of a continuation than a new […]

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Five Minor League Story Lines for 2015

| February 5, 2015
Five Minor League Story Lines for 2015

As the weather draws warmer and the Redbirds begin to flock south, Spring Training heralds Opening Day being just around the corner. And MLB’s Opening Day means Opening Day for the Minor Leagues is just around the corner. The Cardinals’ full-season teams kick off their seasons on April 9th with 3 of the 4 teams opening […]

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A look at the starting pitching depth for the Memphis Redbirds

| January 29, 2015
A look at the starting pitching depth for the Memphis Redbirds

As we sit through another agonizingly slow and cruel winter, we find ourselves perilously close to one of the most exciting days of the year – the day pitchers and catchers report. Our St. Louis Cardinals report 3 weeks from today… it has felt so far, yet we’re closing in. Much of the excitement in […]

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How the St. Louis Cardinals will become a top 5 farm system

| January 27, 2015
How the St. Louis Cardinals will become a top 5 farm system

Despite graduations from impact prospects including Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, Matt Adams, and Trevor Rosenthal, the St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2014 season still possessing a highly-regarded farm system. Minor League Baseball’s John Sickels and Baseball Prospectus both ranked the Cardinals’ system as the 6th best in baseball. Baseball America wasn’t far behind, ranking the […]

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The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Starting Pitchers

| January 15, 2015
The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Starting Pitchers

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner.  In this post, I am going […]

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Reacting to the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals ZiPS Projections

| December 29, 2014
Reacting to the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals ZiPS Projections

  The Major League Baseball offseason is ever ripe with expectations of the upcoming season. Successful teams expect a repeat performance. Mediocre teams believe production will increase and a .500 team will become a playoff contender. Poor teams hope the previous year will be forgotten and a new year will mean new success. In 21st-century baseball, many […]

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Reviewing the top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

| December 7, 2014
Reviewing the top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

About a week and a half ago, I completed my top 50 prospect list for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Again, this is just my opinion and not affiliated with the club. While I released my list in 5 player chunks, you never got to see the full 50. So, here it is: 50. Sam […]

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Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ drafts under Dan Kantrovitz

| November 26, 2014
Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ drafts under Dan Kantrovitz

Unless you had been sleeping under a rock the past few days, you probably knew the St. Louis Cardinals lost their Scouting Director, Dan Kantrovitz, to the Oakland Athletics where he will become an Assistant General Manager. Kantrovitz had been the Cardinals top scout since 2012 after Jeff Luhnow left to become the GM of […]

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Recapping St. Louis Cardinals top prospects 21-30

| November 16, 2014
Recapping St. Louis Cardinals top prospects 21-30

This past week, I continued my top 50 St. Louis Cardinals prospects countdown with prospects 26-30 on Tuesday and 21-25 on Thursday. Here is a recap of those prospects and some of my personal thoughts on a few of the players. 30. Chris Rivera 29. Tommy Pham 28. C.J. McElroy 27. Mike Mayers 26. Rowan […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 26-30

| November 11, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 26-30

This round of our top St. Louis Cardinals prospects features one of the fastest players in the organization and one of the biggest power potnetials. With C.J. McElroy and Rowan Wick having an extreme tool, it can be hard to place these players within a ranking. This is where I believe they fit. 30. Chris […]

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

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Traditional stat pitching leaders for 2014

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 standard, I am including it in here as I think most people know what it is. For wins, strikeouts, and saves, […]

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End of Year Recap: Springfield Cardinals

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
End of Year Recap: Springfield Cardinals

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 Springfield and Memphis have watched former top prospects Oscar Taveras, Kolten Wong, Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, […]

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The High Minors sweep 3-0 on the final day of the 2014 season

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
The High Minors sweep 3-0 on the final day of the 2014 season

On the final day of the 2014 season, the High Minors went 3-0. Memphis and Peoria both won in extras while Springfield won a 9-8 shootout over Tulsa.     Memphis 7 New Orleans 6 F/10   Game Highlights Memphis concluded the 2014 season with a wild 7-6 win in 10 innings over New Orleans. […]

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Tim Cooney sets a Memphis franchise record; Yadier Molina makes his rehab debut for Springfield

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Cooney sets a Memphis franchise record; Yadier Molina makes his rehab debut for Springfield

The High Minors went 3-1 on Wednesday. Tim Cooney set a franchise-record as Memphis beat Fresno to complete the four-game sweep. Springfield beat Arkansas in Yadier Molina’s rehab debut. Palm Beach fell to Jupiter 4-2. Peoria bested Beloit 4-2.     Fresno 4 Memphis 5   Game Highlights Memphis beat Fresno 5-4 in their final […]

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Memphis moves into a tie for first place in their division; Cody Stanley drills his 11th homer for Springfield

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Memphis moves into a tie for first place in their division; Cody Stanley drills his 11th homer for Springfield

The High Minors went 3-2 on Saturday. Memphis edged El Paso 2-1. Springfield bested Midland 6-3. Palm Beach split their double-header with Fort Myers. Peoria fell to Cedar Rapids 4-2.     Memphis 2 El Paso 1   Game Highlights The game was scoreless until the eighth inning when Pete Kozma drove home Xavier Scruggs […]

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Xavier Scruggs drills two homers for Memphis; The High Minors go 3-1 on Sunday

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Xavier Scruggs drills two homers for Memphis; The High Minors go 3-1 on Sunday

The High Minors went 3-1 on Sunday. Memphis continued to pile up runs on New Orleans in a 12-0 win. Springfield beat Midland 9-1. Palm Beach fell to Fort Myers 9-1. Peoria edged Wisconsin 6-4.     New Orleans 0 Memphis 12   Game Highlights Memphis improved to 64-58 on the year after crushing New […]

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Randal Grichuk belts his organization-best 22nd homer; The High Minors go 2-2 on Tuesday

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Randal Grichuk belts his organization-best 22nd homer; The High Minors go 2-2 on Tuesday

The High Minors went 2-2 on Tuesday. Memphis outlasted Round Rock 5-4 in 10 innings. Springfield lost to Frisco 9-1. Palm Beach had an off day. Peoria split their double-header with Cubs affiliated Kane County.       Memphis 5 Round Rock 4 F/10   Game Highlights The Memphis bullpen blew another save against Round […]

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