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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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Tyler Lyons tosses a complete-game gem; Dixon Llorens deals a filthy relief appearance

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Tyler Lyons tosses a complete-game gem; Dixon Llorens deals a filthy relief appearance

The High Minors went 2-1 on Monday. Jimmy Reed was phenomenal in his Springfield debut as they beat Tulsa 9-4. Palm Beach routed Lakeland 11-0. Peoria got one-hit in a 4-0 loss.       Memphis 4 Omaha 1   Game Highlights Tyler Lyons pitched an absolute gem in Memphis’ 4-1 win over the Royals […]

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Cardinals Minor League Gameday: Alex Reyes takes the mound, while Nick Martini looks to stay hot

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cardinals Minor League Gameday: Alex Reyes takes the mound, while Nick Martini looks to stay hot

This is a new type of post that will highlight things like probable pitchers, standings update, news and notes on players and it will be published every day in the morning. It will also serve as a central post for a discussion thread.  Last Night’s High Minors Report Last Night’s Low Minors Report  Tuesday’s Schedule […]

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Jimmy Reed promoted to Double-A Springfield highlights Sunday roster moves

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jimmy Reed promoted to Double-A Springfield highlights Sunday roster moves

On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals promoted Jimmy Reed, a starting pitcher, to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. Reed’s move was the first of several other moves involving pitchers within the Cardinals minor league system. Let’s take a look at those involved, beginning with Reed. Jimmy Reed was the Cardinals’ 6th round pick in te 2013 […]

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Cardinals Minor League Gameday: John Gast looks to stay hot

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cardinals Minor League Gameday: John Gast looks to stay hot

This is a new type of post that will highlight things like probable pitchers, standings update, news and notes on players and it will be published every day in the morning. It will also serve as a central post for a discussion thread.  Last Night’s High Minors Report Last Night’s Low Minors Report Friday’s Schedule […]

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Scott Moore drills his 13th homer of the year for Memphis; Peoria loses a heartbreaker

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Scott Moore drills his 13th homer of the year for Memphis; Peoria loses a heartbreaker

The High Minors went 1-3 on Thursday. Memphis lost to Omaha 3-2 in 10 innings. Springfield notched a 4-3 win over NW Arkansas. Palm Beach lost the opening game of their series with Brevard County 7-4. Peoria lost a heartbreaker to Lansing 3-2.   Omaha 3 Memphis 2 F/10   Game Highlights Zach Petrick allowed […]

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Cardinals Minor League Gameday: Zach Petrick looks to build off of his best start of the year

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cardinals Minor League Gameday: Zach Petrick looks to build off of his best start of the year

This is a new type of post that will highlight things like probable pitchers, standings update, news and notes on players and it will be published every day in the morning. It will also serve as a central post for a discussion thread.  Last Night’s High Minors Report Last Night’s Low Minors Report Wednesday’s Schedule […]

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Zach Petrick and Boone Whiting dazzle on the mound for Memphis

| July 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
Zach Petrick and Boone Whiting dazzle on the mound for Memphis

It was a great Saturday for the Memphis Redbirds. Zach Petrick and Boone Whiting each tossed a seven-inning shutout as they swept Colorado Springs in their double-header. Springfield and Palm Beach were both shutout. Peoria notched an extra-inning victory over South Bend 2-1.   GM 1 Colorado Springs 0 Memphis 1 F/7   Game Highlights […]

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