The number 38 prospect in MLB Pipeline's most current rankings, Jack Flaherty seems to be MLB ready. Despite his starts last season, however, his future is still unclear. What can we expect from the former first rounder in 2018? With pitchers and catchers having just reported for Spring Training, it makes
Though many top-flight free agents are on the market this offseason, Yu Darvish may just be the most prominent. With powerful stuff and serious ace potential, are there any reasons to avoid this signing? As an opening sentiment, I fully recognize that Darvish has a seriously filthy arsenal of pitchers. When
Last week, I took the time to offer progress reports for the 4 Cardinals prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League. Naturally, then, we will now turn to offense, evaluating the performance of the remaining 4 youngsters getting a chance in the AFL. Intro First and foremost, if you did not get
With the offseason having truly arrived, one would think that nothing important is happening within the Cardinals organization. Much to the contrary, the Fall League season is in full swing, and 4 Cardinals pitching prospects are working to prove themselves. Intro After taking a little time to digest that unbelievably wild World
With the minor league season over, there is a shortlist of prospects who will get the spotlight during the offseason. Nonetheless, there is always time for an underdog. Jack Flaherty. Alex Reyes. Carson Kelly. These are the names you'll hear this offseason. Honestly, this is the way it should be. At the same
As everyone knows, Paul DeJong has had a phenomenal, surprising rookie campaign for the Cardinals. While this is undeniable, what can we expect from DeJong moving forward? Beginning quite broadly, I have a fairly sobering thought for Cardinals fans everywhere. Throughout MLB history, countless rookies have have surprised their organizations with
In his first big league start, Jack Flaherty struggled. While some young pitchers may have been discouraged mightily, this was certainly not the case for the young righty. Introduction Most of the time, elite high-school pitching prospects can be described in a few simple words. For me, the descriptions of "raw," "high-ceiling,"
An extremely solid minor league player, Valera is nonetheless stuck behind the rejuvenated Kolten Wong. After a great season in AAA for the 25 year-old, what's next? Although most fans probably don't realize, the minor league season is near over. The end of the regular season for the Memphis Redbirds ends