In the last prospect battle, I looked at two pitching prospects, Alex Reyes and Rob Kaminsky, who will both be top 5 prospects for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015. For my latest battle, I went with outfielders who should also be top 5 prospects for 2015. Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk have taken very [...]

Alex Reyes and Rob Kaminsky appear on the surface to have similar backgrounds as both grew up in New Jersey, are big time pitching prospects, and are members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. When you dig deeper you will find the similarities end there and their paths to the Cardinals organization are completely different. [...]

Well we are almost at full strength as the Gulf Coast Cards are the only American affiliate who has not yet started play and they start on Friday. I have not really covered GCL games much in the past but will this year with so many highly drafted players headed there. The Baby Birds went [...]

It was a clean sweep for the Baby Birds as all four teams in action won on Wednesday. It was also a powerful night as there were 8 Baby Bird home runs hit. The big one was Oscar Taveras’ 5th home run, which happened to come on his 21st birth day on Wednesday. Xavier Scruggs belted his 19th [...]

It was a rough night for the baby Birds as all three teams in action lost. Springfield had a double-header washed out and Peoria is on their All-Star break. Carlos Martinez had his worst start since returning to the minor leagues and a 30+ pitch first inning is probably what did him in. David Popkins didn’t skip [...]

It was a slow night for the Baby Birds as Springfield was rained out and Palm Beach is on their All-Star Break. Peoria had enough excitement to cover the two teams that were off. The Chiefs trailed 9-5 heading into the top of the 9th. With one out and the bases loaded, Jeremy Schaffer crushed [...]

With the short-season teams of State College and Johnson City starting soon, I am going to be modifying the Farm Reports to just include lines of key players and a summary of the key events of the night. The Baby Birds went 2-1 on Friday night. Ruben Gotay had a huge night with 2 home runs and [...]

The Baby Birds went 1-4 on Thursday as Peoria was the only winner. Things got heated in the Peoria game as Jacob Wilson was hit in the head in the 9th and Thomas Lee retaliated by throwing behind a Clinton player in the bottom of the 9th. The benches cleared and there were a couple [...]

John Nagel writes as the Prospect Preacher and is the owner of where he covers the Cardinals minor league system on a daily basis. The Baby Birds had a successful night going 3-1 as Peoria lost in the bottom of the ninth. Top prospects were on display for Memphis as Carlos Martinez, Oscar Taveras, Ryan Jackson, and Kolten Wong [...]

The Baby Birds went 3-2 on Tuesday as Memphis swept a double-header from New Orleans and Palm Beach keeps winning. Oscar Taveras is getting back into the groove with 2 more hits and 2 RBI’s. Boone Whiting continues his solid pitching for Memphis throwing a 7 inning complete game in game 1. Anthony Garcia has missed his third straight [...]

1. Oscar Taveras (1) – .311, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 5 SB Even thought Taveras was out a significant amount of time, there is no need to drop him. He is still, by far, the best Cardinals prospect. For me, there is some injury concern. I don’t think it was ineptitude that cause the Cards [...]

The Baby Birds officially went 2-3 on Monday. Memphis resumed a suspended game from April 10th which resulted in a very unusual scenario. Nick Greenwood was the pitcher of record in the suspended game and took the loss. Since that game, Greenwood has been transferred to Double-A Springfield and was also the pitcher of record [...]

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