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Minor League Player Spotlight: Robberse

No. 12 Cardinals prospect sports a 1.82 ERA through five starts
April 27, 2024

For Cardinals fans, there is a glimmer of hope that things might be turning around in the not-so-distant future. Sem Robberse opened the season at the Minors' highest level and has been nothing short of dominant thus far. The right-hander has yielded two runs or fewer in each of his

Ben's Biz: 2024 Double-A promotional night highlights

Great mustaches, Sojourner Truth, hot dog candles and more
March 22, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Last week, I provided a rollicking round-up of notable 2024 Triple-A promotions. Today, we’ll gingerly

Check out the new Copa de la Diversión identities 

Five teams join in for the first time, three more are rebranding
March 19, 2024

2024 marks the seventh season of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión program in which teams assume alternate identities that engage with and celebrate their region's Hispanic fan base. Nighty-eight MiLB teams are participating in Copa de la Diversión this season, the most ever, for a total that represents

Honoring Black baseball's rich and storied history

Nine Minor League clubs will celebrate Black baseball history in '24
February 27, 2024

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

Black Barons made Rickwood hallowed ground

Double-A Birmingham will face Montgomery at historic venue
February 22, 2024

When the Double-A Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18 at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, and when the Giants face the Cardinals there on Juneteenth, the games will be played on hallowed ground. Rickwood Field was originally the home of two franchises. Opened in 1910, it was built for

Speedy Scott, Simpson share bond beyond record

Cardinals, Rays prospects talked frequently during stolen base race
February 20, 2024

Victor Scott II, No. 4 prospect for the Cardinals according to MLB Pipeline, was born to run. Both of his parents were track and field stars. His father is in the Morris Brown College Hall of Fame for the sport. Vic Sr. once lost a race to his son ...

The Show Before the Show: Episode 439

Ben looks at Mississippi's move; Cards' Winn talks MLB debut
January 12, 2024

Check out the latest episodes 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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Megaphone and other

These prospects rebounded in a big way in 2023

A dozen players got their careers back on track with big seasons
December 25, 2023

Some prospects never struggle on their way to the Major Leagues. For example, the first two guys on our Top 100 Prospects list, Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday and Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, have yet to taste failure in pro ball. They're the exceptions, however. Most prospects face adversity at some

Winn headlines Cardinals' Organization All-Stars

MLB's No. 30 prospect rode a sizzling bat to his debut in The Show
November 3, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the St. Louis Cardinals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Memphis: 71-78

The Road to The Show™: Cardinals’ Hence

No. 42 overall prospect gaining traction at meticulous pace
October 17, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at Cardinals second-ranked prospect Tink Hence. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. After keeping his innings count low in his first

Redbirds' Winn collects season-high four hits

Cardinals' No. 2 prospect has slashed .284/.349/.414 since May
June 18, 2023

Masyn Winn’s bat is heating up, and Sunday's season high in hits serves as the latest proof of that. The No. 37 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline posted his first four-hit game at the Triple-A level in Memphis' 10-4 win over Jacksonville. Winn scored two runs in his first game

Redbirds' Walker, Winn take flight in tandem

Cards' top two prospects go deep in same contest to spur rally
June 1, 2023

The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds delivered a 1-2 punch to the Omaha Storm Chasers Wednesday night, with the top two Cardinals prospects each going yard. Jordan Walker, the top prospect in baseball, and MLB No. 38 Masyn Winn hit their fourth and six homers, respectively, at the level on the season.

Baker's barrel? To third. The ball? Over the wall

Memphis masher reclaims International League HR lead in style
May 27, 2023

With a crack of the bat -- literally -- Luken Baker reclaimed the lead in the International League home run title race. Although it's how he did so that was notable. The 15th homer of the year for the Cardinals prospect at Triple-A Memphis came off a broken bat, yet

Springfield cash-ews in on local cuisine

First alternate identity honors chicken dish created in Missouri
May 27, 2023

The Springfield Cardinals have always been, in the words of general manager Dan Reiter, a very traditional franchise. The Double-A team had never assumed an alternate identity before, but the tradition was broken this week. For the first time in the club’s history, they didn't take the field as the

'Trust in my abilities:' Walker stays red-hot

MLB's top prospect slugs homer, adds two big hits for Memphis
May 24, 2023

Jordan Walker has been under a microscope since he broke camp with the Cardinals to start the season. The low point that followed his historic hitting streak -- being sent down to Triple-A to, among other things, work on his ground-ball rate -- came with struggles that are hard for

Memphis' Winn doubles down on home run trots

Second-ranked Cardinals prospect notches first multihomer game
May 6, 2023

Masyn Winn entered Friday night with two big flies on the season. The Cardinals’ No. 2 prospect is now heading home with twice as many. The two long balls were the only runs in the game for Triple-A Memphis, which ended up losing 6-2 in 11 innings. Despite the loss,

The Road to The Show™: Cardinals’ Graceffo

No. 71 overall prospect rises quickly with advanced arsenal
May 2, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fourth-ranked Cardinals prospect Gordon Graceffo. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. In the past three seasons, few prospects have had

Redmond's homer for Springfield is a work of art

Cardinals IF hits eighth of year over Wichita Baseball Museum
May 1, 2023

Chandler Redmond mashed a homer Sunday that belonged not in, but over a museum. The Double-A Springfield infielder's fourth-inning blast traveled an estimated 485 feet, flying over the Wichita Baseball Museum beyond right field and careening off the administrative building beyond Riverfront Stadium. At the Major League level, only the

Seeing red: Walker clubs first Triple-A homer

Top-ranked Cardinals prospect hits first home run for Memphis
12:11 AM EDT

Twenty-three days after mashing his first big league homer, Jordan Walker has finally connected for his first jack in Triple-A. After swatting three big flies and posting a .792 OPS in the spring, the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline earned himself a spot on the Cardinals'

The best of the Cards' Minor League ballparks

From Florida to Tennessee, explore all the St. Louis farm stops
March 13, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we

Gómez punctuates big bat with bigger smile

Minor League home run king in ‘22 makes his case for St. Louis
January 9, 2023

Ben Johnson’s recollection of a moment of viral fame is different from most. The Triple-A Memphis skipper was standing in the third-base coach’s box when Delvin Pérez took a home run trot about 300 feet, right past him around third. For most, the trot was memorable because the ball had

Walker, Gómez soaring toward St. Louis

Electric bats headline Cardinals' Organization All-Stars list
December 19, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the St. Louis Cardinals.

Road to The Show™ Ambassador season reviews

Volpe, Leiter, Walker, Rodriguez take big steps forward in 2022
November 15, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at four of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returned for another season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter and Cardinals infielder/outfielder Jordan Walker were this

Gómez soars to new heights with home run crown

No. 30 Cardinals prospect belts 39 roundtrippers to lead Minors
September 28, 2022

From free agent to this season's Minor League Baseball home run king. It's been quite a year for Moisés Gómez. The No. 30 Cardinals prospect launched 39 homers across the top two levels to claim the Joe Bauman Award, given annually to the top home run hitter in the Minors.

The Road to The Show™: Cardinals’ Burleson

No. 92 overall prospect proves to be a quick study in the Minors
September 6, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Cardinals prospect Alec Burleson. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There was never really much doubt about Alec Burleson’s