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Scouting report: Cardinals’ Jordan Walker

Towering infielder ready to tap into massive power potential
September 7, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It wasn’t very long ago

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Toolshed: Gorman wants to find perch with Cards

After Arenado trade, No. 38 overall prospect seeking positional fit
February 5, 2021

Blockbuster trades can send social media into a tizzy. Some fire off hot takes about how a transaction will establish the next dynasty in the sport or sink a franchise into ruin. Others play GM and discuss how they would have done the deal. It all mostly comes from a

2021 Prospect Projections: NL Central rookies

Pirates' Hayes should factor into awards race in second season
February 3, 2021

This is the fourth in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

State of the System: St. Louis Cardinals

Tide turns as strong hitters follow pitching talent to the Majors
November 20, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlight prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offer a peek at 2021. The Cardinals were dealt a punishing schedule

The Road to The Show™: Nolan Gorman

Cards third base prospect is among Minors' most powerful sluggers
October 26, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at St. Louis Cardinals infielder Nolan Gorman. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Cards' Carlson makes history in playoff debut

No. 14 overall prospect reaches base four times, scores twice
October 1, 2020

Two weeks ago, Dylan Carlson wasn’t even on the Cardinals’ roster. After struggling at the plate over his first 23 games in the big leagues, he’d been sent back to the team’s alternate training site in Springfield, Missouri, where he began the shortened 2020 season. Now, on the final day

Carlson still soaring with Cardinals

Baseball's No. 15 overall prospect goes deep, drives in three runs
September 25, 2020

On the night Yadier Molina collected his 2,000th career hit, the next generation in the form of Dylan Carlson also stepped up for the Cardinals in their playoff push. Two days after recording his first three-hit game in the Majors, the top St. Louis prospect posted another multi-hit game with

Carlson rejoins Cardinals, goes deep

No. 16 overall prospect returns from alternate site with a bang
September 19, 2020

Dylan Carlson didn’t take long to make an impact after returning from the Cardinals' alternate training site. St. Louis’ top-ranked prospect went 2-for-3 and crushed a three-run homer in his first start since being sent to Springfield, capping a late comeback effort as the Cardinals completed a sweep of the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 273

Cards' Liberatore offers advice to traded prospects before deadline
August 27, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Carlson finds his wings with Cardinals

Baseball's No. 18 prospect snaps slump with first big league homer
August 23, 2020

Pilots aren't the only ones who earn their wings. Dylan Carlson reached the seats for his first Major League homer to provide some breathing room as the Cardinals moved over the .500 mark with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Reds on Sunday. St. Louis' top prospect also singled three

Looking back at Voit's astounding August 2016

Yankees slugger showed flashes during Texas League summer
August 20, 2020

Yankees fans have gotten used to the power and production Luke Voit provides in the Bronx. But fans of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals got an early look at Voit's talents toward the end of the 2016 campaign.

Cardinals call up Carlson to The Show

No. 18 overall prospect blasted career-high 26 homers last season
August 13, 2020

A bevy of prospects have gotten their tickets to the Majors this year, and Dylan Carlson will be next to climb aboard.'s No. 18 overall prospect is heading to The Show for the first time, Cardinals president John Mozeliak told reporters Wednesday. He'll be joined by No. 28 St.

Prospects in the Cardinals' 2020 player pool

Top prospect Carlson leads way in talented St. Louis group
July 8, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Through logo evolution, Chiefs endure in Midwest

Peoria franchise found stable visual identity with early 2000s tweak
July 2, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the Midwest

2020 Draft recap: St. Louis Cardinals

Cards strike balance with Draft-high seven selections
July 1, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Pitchers Horacek, Shew turning into aces of web

Twins, Cards prospects team up to launch agency during lockdown
June 17, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic halted baseball back in March, hundreds of players across the country have been forced to find ways to occupy their time from home as they continue to train and stay in shape. It’s been a relatively uneventful stretch on that front for some, but for

Looking back at Weaver's stingy 2017 season

Cards righty's award-winning May jump-started MLB career
May 28, 2020

Luke Weaver has gone from rising Cardinals prospect to D-backs breakout hurler. But in the spring of 2017, he was just trying to get back from injury. After making his Major League debut the previous August, Weaver was limited to two innings in April due to a hand injury suffered

Best streams of 2019 games: Wild strikeouts

Thunder's Garcia whiffs 15; Travelers' Crismatt is immaculate
May 25, 2020

Outside of the home run, the strikeout is the singular moment in a game that elicits raw emotion. It's why Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are etched in baseball lore. The ability to blow a 100-mph heater past a hitter or drop in a knee-buckling breaking ball resonates

Kurpiel's homer kept going and going

Legendary 1972 long ball may have traveled 670 feet
February 7, 2007

Minor League Baseball is known for its rich history dating back more than 100 years. While much has been written about the best teams and top players who have graced the Minors, there remain many stories either untold or largely forgotten. Each week, will attempt to fill that gap