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January 14, 2011

Cardinals Top Ten Prospects

by @ 10:32 am. Filed under 2011 Cardinals

Baseball America recently unveiled their Cardinals top ten prospect list and topping the list is 2009 first round draft pick Shelby Miller.  Miller had 24 starts at Low-A and he was pretty dominating with 140 strikeouts and 33 walks in 104 innings.  We’ll get a look at this blue chip come spring training and there’s a chance he skips High A and pitches for Double A in 2011.

Number two is the Cards second round pick in 2010, Zach Cox.  Cox signed enough to get a few swings in the Gulf Coast League and he’ll get his first full season of pro ball this year.  He had a nice AFL so that might even allow the Cardinals to speed up his ascent through the system.

Number three is Dominican hurler Carlos Martinez who will be 19 all season.  He was lights out in twelve starts for the DSL Cardinals and there’s a chance they could put him on a full season club despite his youth.  Tyrell Jenkins (2010 draft pick, only 18 year old pitcher) and Allen Craig (major league ready outfielder) round out the top five.

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