St. Louis Cardinals Prospects

DFR: Diaz homers, & Arturo Reyes' scoreless start

Aledmys Diaz hit his 3rd homer, but Sam Gaviglio continues to struggle for Springfield. Arturo Reyes delivered his second scoreless start in a row.

DFR: Strong starts by Gonzales and Petree

DFR: Marco Gonzales and Nick Petree are the day's standouts in the Cardinals system.

DFR: Petrick debuts in AAA; Taveras leaves early

Zach Petrick was called up to fill in for the also-promoted Tyler Lyons, and Alex Reyes finally managed a K to BB ratio greater than 1.0.

*Should the Cardinals be calling up Oscar Taveras?

Yes, he's a great prospect. Yes, I think he's ready to hit in the big leagues. No, I don't think the Cardinals should call him up right now. A lesson in delayed gratification.

DFR: Home runs from shortstops in the high minors

Greg Garcia and Aledmys Diaz homer as the system goes 2-2.

DFR: Piscotty goes deep, Stoppelman gets a stop

Cardinal affiliates go 1-3 on the day with both hitting and pitching troubles ruling the day, even the game they won they scored only two runs.

DFR: Lyons' audition goes well

Thankfully Lyons pitched well just before his now-likely call up for the injured Joe Kelly, so panicking can be minimized.

DFR: A homer by Grichuk and a beauty from Petrick

The system went 2-1, the starters in Memphis and Palm Beach had mediocre outings, but Zach Petrick picked up his counterparts. Randal Grichuk hit one of 3 Memphis home runs as the Redbirds hung 8 runs on the Sounds.

*Previewing Peoria: The not-so-distant future

Lots of high upside talent in the low minors to start the year, with more potentially on the way mid-season.

DFR: McElroy's three hits, and Reyes' five walks

C.J. McElroy scored three times for Peoria. Alex Reyes struck out 5 in 3 IP, but also handed out 5 free passes (an early trend for him this season).


DFR: Jones & Stoppelman scuffle, farm goes winless

Cardinal affiliates go 0-3 on the day and Alex Reyes' Peoria start against Bowling Green is canceled due to rain. Some days, it rains. Think about that for a minute...

DFR: Garcia, Katz, Kelly and Castillo Homer

Most of the offense and all of the wins came from the lower minors, as the system went 2-2 on the day.

*Anthony Ray Interview (+ batting gloves giveaway)

Anthony Ray, the Cardinals 36th round draft pick from 2013, looks to rebound at the plate this season. In this post, you will not only find an interview with the prospect, but also an entry form for a game-used item giveaway. Enjoy!

Palm Beach Preview: Jones, Marco, Tilson, and more

Today we preview the Palm Beach Cardinals, who have as good a mix of high upside and high floor talent as any A+ team in the entire minor leagues.

DFR: Stephen Piscotty's Streak Comes To An End

Memphis 8 Omaha 5 Notables: Greg Garcia: 1-3, 2B, R Randal Grichuk: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI Oscar Taveras: 3-4,  K, R, BB Stephen Piscotty: 0-4, K Tyler Lyons: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 8 K Jose...

DFR: Memphis OF dazzles, Diaz & Ramsey shine.

Cardinal affiliates go 3-1 on Thursday after a couple of rough outings on Wednesday. Stephen Piscotty's hit streak extends to 8 games.

DFR: Taveras homers, Gonzales dazzles

A scoreless start for Marco Gonzales; Oscar Taveras homers in a crushing defeat for Memphis, and Piscotty's season-long hit streak continues.

Memphis Puts Up Another Big Number

The system went 2-2 on a night that saw three wild finishes. Memphis put up a big number against Omaha and Kyle Helisek blanked Bradenton for 7 innings.

*Upside & Questions: 2014 Springfield Cardinals

Petrick, Heyer, and Blair need to show they can get high minors hitters out while staying healthy and it's the Upside All-Stars in the field: Wisdom, Ramsey, et al have a lot to prove.

DFR: Ramsey homers, and Taveras attempts a steal

The Cardinals' AAA and AA teams each drop games, while outfielders and fellow 2012 draftees James Ramsey and Stephen Piscotty enjoy strong nights.

Reyes' Peoria Debut Leads Crash Davis to un-retire

Garcia triples for the second straight day, Valera stays hot, and Alex Reyes goes "full Laloosh"

Looney for Cooney, Audry goes off, the PB Hit Crew

Cardinal affiliates go 2-2 on the night, with surprise power from Audry Perez and stellar pitching from Tim Cooney, who fanned nine I-Cubs over six innings.

Filling an outfield with talent, by John Mozeliak

Over the next week, Future Redbirds will be taking a look at the roster of each of the Cardinals' full season minor league affiliates and break them down by top prospect status, possible...

Young Bucs Lead the Way

Looking at how the Pirates loaded AAA squad can help the big league club win the division this year.

Rob Kaminsky Shuts Out Peoria

Rob Kaminsky and Jimmy Reed blank their teammates and Kenny Peoples-Walls has a big weekend

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