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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Jacob Wilson delivers a pair of doubles; Jaime Garcia deals a scoreless rehab start; Oxnevad maintains perfect ERA in his third professional start.

The farm was 3-4, with "W"s for Springfield, Peoria, and the GCL Cardinals. State College dropped a close one in 12, and Palm Beach's day was again rained out.

Jacob Wilson could have Mark Reynold's job by next season. No, not starting 1B. The other thing. From the bench.
Jacob Wilson could have Mark Reynold's job by next season. No, not starting 1B. The other thing. From the bench.
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Yesterday's Games


Jacob Wilson -- 2-for-4, 2 2Bs, 2 Runs

Wilson is the other Cardinals prospect listed in Chris Mitchell's article of potential Paul Goldschmidts, the first being Anthony Garcia. Wilson showed good power in his first year of pro-ball back in 2013, before struggling a bit in Palm Beach to end the season, as well as to start 2014. However, his power returned upon promotion to Springfield with an ISO of .214. This season he started with an ISO of .225 at AA, and has boosted that to .231 at AAA. His overall numbers aren't overly impressive -- his walk rate is just OK historically, and his K-rate has crept closer to 20% as he has risen through the minors -- but he has shown the ability to hit with power at the upper levels. That, combined with the potential to play 3B or 2B make him a good potential bench option for St. Louis in the future.

Jaime Garcia -- 5 IP, 6 Ks, 0 BBs, 0 Hits, 0 Runs

When a guy has a sub-2 ERA in the majors, backed by a sub-3 FIP, one expects him to be able to dominate Low-A batters. Still, it's fun to see results like this. Jaime had 5 near-perfect innings, hitting one batsman in the third. That aside, he threw 41 of 58 pitches for strikes, and presumably looked pretty healthy. Hopefully he makes his next start in the majors.

Ian Oxnevad -- 3 IP, BB, K, 2 Hits, 0 Runs

Oxnevad has shut out opponents in all three of his starts for the GCL Cardinals. However, the overslot-8th-rounder has not shown great peripherals to date, with 3 BBs against 3 Ks. This sort of thing doesn't indicate much at this point in Oxnevad's career, as GCL results aren't terribly relevant, but Oxnevad was one of the Cardinals' more interesting picks in this draft, and he'll be worth watching going forward.

Today's Games

There's a full slate of games scheduled for today. The Handsome Tyler Lyons starts for Memphis, with Daniel Poncedeleon carrying his shiny 1.40 ERA into his start for Palm Beach (assuming it doesn't rain again).