Amaury Marti

Amaury Marti made his debut in the Cardinals organization tonight in a 4-2 win by the high A Palm Beach Cardinals. He went 1-3 with a home run and caught all four balls hit to left field for outs.

Recall that he's the 31-year old Cuban defector whom the Cards drafted in the 18th round--a left fielder with pop and experience in international play. Danup has the poop on him. Snicker.

About Amaury, Jeff Luhnow said, "I think he's one of the strongest baseball players I've ever seen. It wouldn't shock me if he started in Double-A."

So, let's get ahead of ourselves: