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
A longshot to say the least, John Nogowski is proving his worth as a legitimate professional ball player. Obviously, minor league coverage revolves around a select few. Each organization has their "top" prospects, players who presumably will become the next big thing. For the most part, these men are higher draft
Signed this past February, Jose Adolis Garcia was a highly touted player out of Cuba. After an incredibly solid stretch in Springfield for the AA Cardinals, he has only gotten better through his promotion to Memphis. In late February, the Cardinals signed Jose Adolis Garcia, giving him a hefty $2.5 million
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, prospects are vulnerable as attachments to big league deals. While the loss of prospects is somewhat inevitable, some should remain immune, kept within the organization due to superior value and potential. Introduction At the trade deadline, contenders aim to put themselves over the top. Teams look for