Cardinals deal for Rays lefty Liberatore

2018 first-round pick has racked up 113 whiffs in 111 pro frames

Matthew Liberatore held foes to a .237 average in 78 1/3 innings for Bowling Green in 2019. (Chris Robertson/KZONE images)

By Kelsie Heneghan and Joe Bloss | January 9, 2020 7:59 PM ET

The St. Louis Cardinals nabbed 2018 first-rounder Matthew Liberatore, catcher Edgardo Rodriguez and a 66th overall pick from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielders Randy Arozarena, Jose Martinez and a 38th overall pick.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. Joe Bloss is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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WM notes: White Sox, Cardinals, Padres

Major League managers discuss Robert, Carlson, Gore, Patiño

Luis Robert produced a .974 OPS in 47 games with Triple-A Charlotte this past season. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Sam Dykstra | December 11, 2019 10:15 PM ET

Speaking from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, managers for the White Sox, Cardinals and Padres provided updates on top prospects Luis Robert, Dylan Carlson, MacKenzie Gore and Luis Patiño.

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Carlson leads fast-moving Cards prospects

Outfielder breaks out; Sosa, Arozarena, Fernandez hit Majors

Dylan Carlson posted a .914 OPS overall at Double-A and Triple-A in 2019. (Springfield Cardinals)

By Kelsie Heneghan | December 11, 2019 10:10 AM ET

After pitchers like Dakota Hudson and Ryan Helsley moved up and out, the next flock of St. Louis Cardinals prospects rose through the system, headlined by Dylan Carlson.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Simmons sped through Minors before Hall

Catcher: 'I just felt like I couldn't make an out' at lower levels

Ted Simmons was introduced as a Hall of Famer for the first time at Monday's press conference in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | December 9, 2019 8:31 PM ET

Before building a Hall of Fame career in the Majors, Class of 2020 inductee Ted Simmons climbed quickly through the Minor Leagues as a slugging switch-hitting catcher in the St. Louis Cardinals system.

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Cards' Carlson claims Breakout MiLBY

Cubs' Garcia favored by fans after unlikely surge to Windy City

Currently ranked as the No. 24 overall prospect, Dylan Carlson clubbed 26 of his 47 career home runs in 2019. (Springfield Cardinals)

By Sam Dykstra | November 6, 2019 10:59 AM ET

Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson showed off power and speed to become the game's No. 24 overall prospect and MiLB.com's staff pick as the MiLBY Breakout Prospect of the Year. The Cubs' Robel Garcia took the fan vote.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Elledge not looking past Arizona Fall League

St. Louis' No. 25 prospect focuses on refining craft with Glendale

In 21 games for Triple-A Memphis this season, Seth Elledge limited lefties to a .192 batting average. (Buck Davidson/MLB Photos)

By Duane Cross | October 14, 2019 10:38 AM ET

For Seth Elledge, the future now -- in the Arizona Fall League. For the Cardinals No. 25 prospect, the task at hand is his next relief outing for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

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Cards capture Appy League championship

Facing elimination again, Johnson City rallies past Burlington

Johnson City lost the opener in both playoff series before responding with back-to-back wins. (Johnson City Cardinals)

By Bob Sutton | September 4, 2019 11:02 PM ET

Johnson City won its fifth Appalachian League championship in a decade, rallying past Burlington, 8-6, in the decisive third game of the Finals as William Jimenez hit a go-ahead two-run double.

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Nunez helps Johnson City stay alive

Cardinals No. 18 prospect homers in Game 2 of Appy Finals

Malcom Nunez has recorded three extra-base hits in five postseason games. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 3, 2019 10:04 PM ET

Cardinals prospect Malcom Nunez homered, drove in two runs and reached base three times as Johnson City beat Burlington, 7-2, to force a decisive Game 3 in the Appalachian League Finals.

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Lux, Carlson highlight Texas All-Stars

Dodgers, Cardinals prospects ride breakouts to honors

During their time in the Texas League, Dylan Carlson (l) and Gavin Lux were two of the Minor Leagues' top hitters this season.

By Chris Tripodi | August 28, 2019 2:02 PM ET

Top Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux and No. 2 Cardinals prospect Dylan Carlson were two of the Texas League's heavy hitters this season, with Carlson taking home Player of the Year honors.

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Redbirds' Cabrera fans nine in a row

Cardinals No. 9 prospect ties Reyes' team, PCL records

Genesis Cabrera recorded double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season. (Memphis Redbirds)

By Katie Woo | August 24, 2019 11:45 PM ET

Ninth-ranked Cardinals prospect Genesis Cabrera struck out nine straight batters to tie team and PCL records as Triple-A Memphis blanked visiting Omaha, 4-0, on Saturday.

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