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Toolshed: Gorman wants to find perch with Cards

After Arenado trade, No. 38 overall prospect seeking positional fit
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 5, 2021

Blockbuster trades can send social media into a tizzy. Some fire off hot takes about how a transaction will establish the next dynasty in the sport or sink a franchise into ruin. Others play GM and discuss how they would have done the deal. It all mostly comes from a

State of the System: St. Louis Cardinals

Tide turns as strong hitters follow pitching talent to the Majors
November 20, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlight prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offer a peek at 2021. The Cardinals were dealt a punishing schedule

The Road to The Show™: Nolan Gorman

Cards third base prospect is among Minors' most powerful sluggers
October 26, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at St. Louis Cardinals infielder Nolan Gorman. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Toolshed dream lineup: The 20-year-olds

Kelenic, Patiño lead strong class of those playing at 20 in '20
March 31, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers. This time, we turn our attention to prospects entering their age-20

Cardinals invite Top-100 trio to camp

Carlson, Gorman, Liberatore headed to MLB side this spring
January 31, 2020

The Cardinals saw three of their Minor Leaguers ranked among MLB.com's Top 100 prospects last weekend. Next, they will get a closer look at all three in Florida.St. Louis extended non-roster invites to No. 17 overall prospect Dylan Carlson, No. 47 Nolan Gorman and No. 58 Matthew Liberatore to Major

Carlson leads fast-moving Cards prospects

Outfielder breaks out; Sosa, Arozarena, Fernandez hit Majors
@Kelsie_Heneghan
December 11, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.It was a big year for the Cardinals, who reached the postseason for the first time

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 9

Cards' Gorman homers twice; Lewis hits first Double-A dinger
August 10, 2019

Cardinals 3B Nolan Gorman, Class A Advanced Palm Beach: 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R -- The top Cardinals prospect had hit safely in eight of his previous nine games but hadn't homered since July 13. That changed in back-to-back at-bats during the opener of the Cards' doubleheader

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 16

Cards' Gorman gets three hits; Marlins' Diaz slugs 22nd homer
July 17, 2019

Cardinals 3B Nolan Gorman, Class A Advanced Palm Beach: 3-for-5, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs, 2 R -- Hitting over .300 in July, Gorman continued to swing a hot bat for Palm Beach. With three more knocks, the top Cardinals prospect ran his hitting streak to six games. Over the last two

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 13

Braves' Waters gets three more hits; Cards' Gorman homers
July 14, 2019

Braves CF Drew Waters, Double-A Mississippi: 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R -- Atlanta's fourth-ranked prospect recorded his second straight three-hit game to up his Southern League-leading batting average to .343. He also tops the circuit with 121 hits, 30 doubles, nine triples and 184 total bases and ranks

Gorman's big night spears Cardinals rally

St. Louis' top prospect collects key late knocks, scores a run
July 12, 2019

Nolan Gorman was a difference-maker Thursday night.St. Louis' top prospect drove in five late runs to lift Class A Advanced Palm Beach past Clearwater, 12-8, in the nightcap of a twinbill at Spectrum Field.

2019 Futures Game prospects ready to shine

MiLB.com writers pick their players to watch Sunday in Cleveland
July 5, 2019

The All-Star Futures Game is Sunday at Cleveland's Progressive Field, and MiLB.com writers are excited. Below are their picks for the top players, divided by American League and National League rosters, to watch in what will surely be another exciting prospect showcase. Players are listed in order of their rank

Cards' Gorman promoted to Palm Beach

Top St. Louis prospect hit 10 homers in 67 games with Peoria
June 20, 2019

This Cardinal is flying south for the start of summer.Top St. Louis prospect Nolan Gorman has been promoted from Class A Peoria to Class A Advanced Palm Beach, the Florida State League club announced Thursday.

Chiefs Fall in Extras to Cedar Rapids

Chiefs score seven runs in final three innings
June 9, 2019

Peoria, IL - Despite scoring seven runs over the final three innings, the Peoria Chiefs fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 8-7 in ten innings Saturday night. The loss, their third in a row, drops the Chiefs to 26-34 on the season as they prepare for a doubleheader Sunday at

Big Second Inning Gives Chiefs Second Straight Win

Benson hits first homerun of season
June 5, 2019

Peoria, IL - Continuing their strong offense from Tuesday night, the Peoria Chiefs defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-2 Wednesday night while playing as the road team at Dozer Park. The Chiefs improve to 26-31 on the season with the series finale set for Thursday at 6:35 p.m.

Gorman, Franco tapped as MWL All-Stars

No. 1 Cards, Rays prospects facing off in South Bend on June 18
June 5, 2019

It'll be tough to find a larger collection of young talent at any point this summer than the one set to gather at South Bend's Four Winds Field in two weeks.Top Cardinals prospect/Class A Peoria third baseman Nolan Gorman will lead the Western All-Stars against top Rays prospect/Bowling Green shortstop

Gorman, Whalen Lead Chiefs All-Star Selections

Cordero, Perez also make 2019 squad
June 5, 2019

PEORIA, IL - The Midwest League announced the 2019 All-Star Teams on Wednesday and the Peoria Chiefs will be represented by four players at the June 18 game in South Bend. Third baseman Nolan Gorman and first baseman Brady Whalen were voted in as starters by the West Division managers

Chiefs Blow Early Lead, Fall to Wisconsin

Cedeno, Gorman hit two-run homerun each
June 2, 2019

Appleton, WI - Despite scoring five runs early in the game, the Peoria Chiefs fell 8-5 to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the series finale Sunday. The Chiefs fall to 24-31 on the season, with an off day on Monday they begin a three-game series with the Quad Cities River

Chiefs Fall 6-2 to Kane County

Gorman extends hitting streak to five games
May 30, 2019

Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs fell 6-2 to the Kane County Cougars in their series finale Thursday night. The Chiefs fall to 22-30 on the season as they hit the road to open a weekend series with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Friday at 6:35 p.m.

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 26

Astros' Tucker goes yard again; O's Lowther puts up zeros
May 27, 2019

Astros OF Kyle Tucker, Triple-A Round Rock: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB-- Houston's No. 2 prospect -- MLB.com's No. 13 overall -- led off the fourth inning with 16th homer of the season, extending his streak to four games with a dinger. Tucker also had a four-game streak for Triple-A Fresno

Chiefs Blown Out Sunday in Iowa

May 26, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Peoria Chiefs gave up eight runs in the first two innings and fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 14-1 in their first Sunday road game of 2019. The loss drops the Chiefs to 21-28 on the season with a Memorial Day 12:05 p.m. game set

Chiefs Score Eight Runs in Ninth Inning Loss

Donovan, Gorman Collect 2 RBIs Each
May 25, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA - Despite scoring eight runs and knocking 14 hits, the Peoria Chiefs fell 9-8 to the Cedar Rapids Kernels Saturday night. The Chiefs drop to 21-27 on the season with game three of the series set for Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

Chiefs Win 6-5 Thursday

May 23, 2019

Appleton, WI - The Peoria Chiefs took the final game of a five-game series 6-5 over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday afternoon as the hosts left the tying run on base to end the game. The 20-26 Chiefs now head to Iowa for a four-game series in Cedar Rapids.

Whalen Knocks in Career-High Six, Chiefs Fall Sunday

Wilson Hits First Homerun of Season
May 19, 2019

Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs fell to the Quad Cities River Bandits 11-9 in a back-and-forth series finale Sunday afternoon at Dozer Park. The loss drops the Chiefs to 18-23 on the season as they hit the road for nine games in eight days.

Eight-Run Sixth Powers Chiefs to Win Friday

Schmid Earns First Win in Midwest League Debut
May 17, 2019

Peoria, IL - Colin Schmid pitched six scoreless innings and got the win in his debut as the Peoria Chiefs defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 8-0 in game two of the series. The win improves the Chiefs to 18-21 on the season with two games left in this nine-game

Chiefs Fall in Extras to Beloit

Gorman Hits League Leading Ninth Homerun
May 15, 2019

Peoria, IL - Nolan Gorman hit his league-leading ninth homerun of the season but the Peoria Chiefs fell 6-5 in 11 innings to the Beloit Snappers Tuesday night. The Chiefs fall to 16-19 on the season with a double header on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.