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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: The Return of the Daily Farm Report

The Daily Farm Report is back with a report from the back fields.

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

It was a camp day in Jupiter, the Cardinals minor league squads played a pair of games on the back fields.

Editors' Note: Players, and especially pitchers, often play for multiple different spring training "farm teams" during these back field contests, depending on throw days, rest, and who management wants to see on a given day. So don't put much weight on the current rosters.

Memphis 1 - Springfield 0


  • Andrew Sohn (SS): 2-4, R
  • Alex Reyes: 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K

Alex Reyes was making his spring debut. The consensus top prospect in the Cardinals system was hit with a 50 game suspension after testing positive or marijuana during the Arizona Fall League. He was able serve 10 of those 50 games over the remainder of the AFL schedule, the balance of the suspension will be served at the beginning of the minor league season. In the meantime he can participate in intersquad and minor league games and minor league camp, so his name will be popping up in the daily farm reports from time to time during spring training.


  • Vaughn Bryan (CF): 1-2, BB
  • Mike Mayers: 3 IP, H, R, 5 K

Vaugh Bryan, somewhat surprisingly, was named the 10th best prospect in the Cards' system by Jason Parks at Baseball Reference prior to the 2014 season. Parks, who has since moved on to take a position with the Cubs, was known to value raw tools and high ceilings highly when he made his prospect lists. Vaughn fits that mold, but unfortunately has spun his wheels since that prospect list was published in 2014. 35th round lottery tickets rarely pan out, but hopefully this is the year Bryan starts to put things together like a toolsy, athletic former shortstop who is currently in the big league camp.

Palm Beach 5 - Peoria 1

Palm Beach
  • R.J. Dennard (1B): 2-2, RBI
  • Allen Cordoba (SS): 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
  • Ryan Helsley: 2 IP, H, R, K

Allen Cordoba was a 2013 international signee out of Panama. He made his US debut in the Gulf Coast League last year as a 19 year old. He was named an all-star and the GCL MVP and won the complex league batting crown with a .342 average. His impressive slash line (.342/.401/.421) was fueled by a .366 BABIP, but he also showed good contact skills. It will be interesting to see which level Cordoba begins the season at, and if he can develop some power and patience to go with his impressive bat to ball skill.


  • Luis Bandes (RF): 1-2
  • Estarlin Arias: 1 IP, H
  • Edmundo Sosa (PH-SS): 0-1

The qualification rounds of the World Baseball Classic are already underway, and Edmundo Sosa, the 3rd ranked player in the Red Baron's pre-season prospect rankings, will be playing for his home country. Panama downed France in a qualifier yesterday, and Sosa made a pinch hitting appearance and finished the game at SS.