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Cardinals Prospect Primer: Soaking up Reyes

After Tommy John surgery, righty could bolster St. Louis staff in '18
April 2, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Back and healthy: Alex Reyes,

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 19

Cardinals' Kelly keeps raking; A's Olson homers, walks four times
July 20, 2017

Cardinals C Carson Kelly, Triple-A Memphis: 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K -- Kelly put himself in the conversation to be the game's top catching prospect last season when he broke out offensively at Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis, and he's been even better with the bat in 2017. Wednesday brought

Rosario, Weaver, Fisher named PCL All-Stars

Kelly, Vogelbach, Mondesi also among those ticketed for Tacoma
June 28, 2017

Amed Rosario, Luke Weaver, Derek Fisher and Wilmer Font are among the biggest names headed to Tacoma next month after the Pacific Coast League revealed its roster for the Triple-A All-Star Game.The league announced its 30-man roster that will face the best of the International League on July 12. The

Redbirds' Bader locked and loaded at the plate

Cardinals No. 6 prospect homers, scores career-high four runs
May 27, 2017

There are many fine details that go into a good swing, but Harrison Bader realizes none of that matters if you're not ready to hit."I think what it all really boils down to, regardless of where you put your hands, how wide your stride is, whatever it may be, one

Redbirds' Kelly busts out of slump in big way

Cardinals No. 2 prospect homers, doubles twice and plates three
May 4, 2017

Mired in a 4-for-25 slump over his last seven games, Carson Kelly was waiting for his first big game of the season.It happened Thursday.The second-ranked St. Louis prospect homered, doubled twice and had three RBIs as Triple-A Memphis extended its winning streak to seven games with a 12-9 victory in

Cards' Kelly bops two out for Triple-A Redbirds

No. 36 overall prospect has five base hits over last three PCL games
April 11, 2017

After Carson Kelly hit his second home run of the game Tuesday night, he couldn't help taking a quick trip down memory lane."Running around the bases, I was actually thinking about the time I had two homers in high school, and then immediately, I switched over to thinking about the

Meadows, Happ, Kelly head to Minors

Pirates outfielder, Cubs infielder, Cards catcher will start in Triple-A
March 27, 2017

It was a busy day for reassignments as several of baseball's top prospects were sent to Minor League camp Monday. The Pirates reassigned their No. 2 prospect, Austin Meadows, to the Minors while the Cubs sent 22-year-old Ian Happ to Triple-A Iowa and the Cardinals' Carson Kelly headed to Memphis.Meadows, the

System Rankings: Position players (20-11)

Indians' Mejia, Zimmer bring more hope to Cleveland; Moncada prized
February 22, 2017

With Spring Training under way and the 2017 season almost upon us, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next couple weeks and ranks them, according to certain changing criterion with each edition. This opening edition focuses specifically on position player prospects and considers the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 92

Cardinals' Kelly discusses growth as catcher, keeping 'little black book'
January 13, 2017

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via