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VEB Week in Review: 1/25/14-1/31/14

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The VEB Week in Review is a recurring Saturday morning post that contains links to every VEB front page post from previous Saturday through Friday. This allows VEB readers to get caught up on the week that was on the site.

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The last week was a busy one at VEB. Rui asked for your projections on Allen Craig, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong, Mark Ellis (twice), and Matt Carpenter. VEB launched the first of the Future Redbirds prospect profiles series, which will lead up to the FR top prospects list as well as the VEB community top prospects list. We also had some great analytical posts.

Joe Needs Interview Question Suggestions for Kaminsky

  • Joe has asked that I remind you of his upcoming interview with 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky. Joe is seeking suggestions for questions to ask Kaminsky. For a little bit of reading on the New Jersey native, an profile of the lefty ran yesterday. Earlier this week, Fourstick and Cardinals645 analyzed the New Jersey native in their Nestlings series.

Fanpost of Note

Saturday, January 25, 2014

  • Fourstick profiled minor-league pitcher Eric Fornataro in the Other 15 series.
  • I wrote about Ty Wigginton's minor-league contract and invitation to spring training in Jupiter, Florida (with the Marlins).

Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • Fourstick penned another installment in the Other 15 series, which took a look at righthander Jorge Rondon.

Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Rui asked for your Allen Craig 2014 projections. We're still taking them. So, if you haven't yet submitted your predictions for Craig's stats this year, please do so!
  • Craig the VEB writer took a look at the drop in power Craig the Cardinal experienced in 2013.
  • I analyzed how the Brewer's $50 million contract with Matt Garza demonstrates Lance Lynn's value to the Cards.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Rui wrote the Matt Adams VEB community projections post. (If you haven't yet, please submit your 2014 Big May forecast.)
  • Joe authored a post on Adams's hitting profile.
  • Joe interviewed 2012 Cardinals draft pick Joe Cuda.
  • I penned a piece on Adams and the defensive shifts other team's employ against him.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Rui started accepting predictions from the VEB community on how Kolten Wong will bat this season.
  • Fourstick and Cardinals645 published the first in their series on some of the Cardinals prospects worth watching in 2014, profiling those nestlings who finished the 2013 season in the Gulf Coast League.
  • Craig looked at Wong and past rookie Cardinals second baseman.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Rui solicited your Mark Ellis 2014 projections (and is still accepting them).
  • Craig examined Ellis's splits and concluded that he's better than one might think.
  • I explained why I think Clay Davenport's first set of 2014 projected standings is good news for Cardinals fans.
  • Joe examined the pitch usage of the Cardinals starters.

Friday, January 31, 2014

  • The VEB community projections post for Matt Carpenter went up. So please submit your predictions to Rui.
  • Fourstick and Cardinals 645 posted their second prospect profiles post. This one looked at the Future Redbirds who played their last 2013 game in the Appy League.
  • Joe interviewed pitching prospect Alex Reyes, who was ranked 98th in all of baseball by Baseball Prospectus.
  • Lil' Scooter gave us her collection of stories about the Cards and from around MLB.