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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Jeremy Hazelbaker Hits Another Homer; Artie Reyes Throws Eight Solid Innings For Springfield; Paul DeJong Reaches Base Four Times For Peoria

The St. Louis Cardinals prospects went 5-4 last night, and top prospect Stephen Piscotty was added to the big league roster.

Former Future Redbird Stephen Piscotty
Former Future Redbird Stephen Piscotty
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Yesterday's Box Scores

The Birds

Jeremy Hazelbaker (OF AAA) 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB

Let me start this out by stating the obvious; Jeremy Hazelbaker is not in fact a prospect. HOWEVER, that does not mean that I can't stop for a moment to appreciate the 5 homers and 11 extra base hits in his first 55 at bats for the Redbirds, or the 25 (!) hits he has in his first 15 games since being called up from Springfield. Jeremy Hazelbaker, I salute you and your J-Rodesque start to your Memphis Redbirds career.

Artie Reyes (SP AA) 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K

Reyes was his typical self last night, not a lot of strikeouts, but he limited the walks and the hard contact. The lack of of K's limits his ceiling, but for right now his approach is allowing him to steadily move his way up the chain in the Cardinals system.

Paul DeJong (3B A) 2-3, 2 R, 2 BB, K

After laying waste to the Appy League 2015 4th round draft pick, Paul DeJong, was called up to the full-season Midwest League after just 37 at-bats. His bat has since cooled, but he has already worked 7 walks just 53 at-bats, and 13 games into his Peoria Chiefs career.

Nick Plummer (OF Rk) 0-3, R, 2 BB, K

As Tackle Box pointed out in the comments under yesterday's DFR Plummer's overall line is a little ugly, but there are some encouraging signs. He has 7 extra-base hits and 18 walks so far in 69 at bats in the Gulf Coast League. Normal SSS caveats apply, but I'll take the good with the bad (a LOT of strikeouts) from an 18 year old getting his first crack at pro ball.


Somebody who isn't Stephen Piscotty will start at 1B for Memphis. Also, Future Games participant, Luis Perdomo 2, will get the start for Peoria.