Here's a stealth prospect perhaps worth keeping an eye on: Trey Hearne, a 22-year-old RHP now at Class A Quad Cities. Cards picked up in 25th round of 2005 draft out of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. At the time, Baseball America said:
Hearne rewrote the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi record
books this spring, going 8-1, 2.00 with 116 strikeouts
in 108 innings. He has good life on an 87-91 mph
fastball and also has an effective breaking ball.
His numbers from rookie ball last year:
38.2 IP, 4-2, 2.56 ERA, 42 K, 12 BB, 0.97 WHIP.
After his outing today, so far this year:
40 IP, 3-2, 3.15 ERA, 39 K, 8 BB, 1.13 WHIP
Also apparently had a 3.7 GPA as a finance major so maybe he can help out the front office as well.