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Road to The Show™ Ambassador season reviews

Volpe, Leiter, Walker, Rodriguez take big steps forward in 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
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
@MavalloneMiLB
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
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 6, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com 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

Quad Cities, Peoria compete in charity blood drive

'Out for Blood' winner to be honored ahead of rivals' final series
August 29, 2022

Dave Heller is no stranger when it comes to giving back to the community. As the president of High-A Quad Cities, Heller has helped organize countless community fundraisers, ranging from paying the college tuition for four area students to donating anywhere between $85,000 to $100,000 annually to the local Genesis

Cards' Redmond tallies historic 'homer cycle' 

Springfield slugger hits milestones with four dingers and 11 RBIs
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2022

On an 88-degree night in Amarillo, Texas, in front of 5,134 at HODGETOWN Stadium, Chandler Redmond mashed his way into baseball lore. The Cardinals infield prospect barreled up a solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam homer to complete the rarest milestone in baseball history -- the "home run cycle." "It's

Cards' Koperniak cycles for Springfield

St. Louis prospect registers team's first feat since 2011
@tylermaun
August 10, 2022

The last time the Springfield Cardinals had a player hit for the cycle, Matt Koperniak was 13 years old.

Presenting top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the

Trio spins Palm Beach's first no-hitter since 2012

Cards No. 11 prospect Hence sets tone with three perfect frames
@Kelsie_Heneghan
June 15, 2022

After a tough May, Single-A Palm Beach is turning things around in June, going 7-3 to start the month. And on Wednesday, the club was given the perfect opportunity to recognize their efforts -- a no-hitter. Cardinals prospects Tink Hence, Jose Moreno and Roy Garcia combined for Palm Beach's first

Stowers, Gorski, Nootbaar tally trifecta of trifectas

Tides, Redbirds, Grasshoppers outfielders all belt way to milestone
@MavalloneMiLB
May 22, 2022

With hockey playoffs in full swing, it's only appropriate baseball put together its own version of a hat trick. Or more appropriately, a hat trick of a hat trick. Kyle Stowers, Matt Gorski and Lars Nootbaar all homered three times Sunday, turning their respective contests into their own personal home

Prospect Q&A: Cardinals shortstop Winn

St. Louis’ No. 5 prospect on adding power, life off the mound
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 12, 2022

The early parts of Masyn Winn’s development as a professional ballplayer can be summarized with one term: addition by subtraction. Winn was selected by the Cardinals with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. By then, the Texas high-schooler was touching 98 mph with his fastball and drilling

The Road to The Show™: Meet the Ambassadors

Follow Rodriguez, Volpe, Leiter and Walker during 2022 season
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 3, 2022

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

Burleson, Yepez drive in 12 runs to roar Memphis back at Charlotte 

Each hit a pair of three-run homers in the extra-inning victory
April 13, 2022

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The Memphis Redbirds claimed a high scoring, extra-inning, 18-14 affair in game two of a six-game road trip with the Charlotte Knights at Truist Field on Wednesday night. First baseman Juan Yepez and left fielder Alec Burleson each blasted a pair of three-run home runs. Yepez hit

Mendoza crafting another career with nifty NFTs

Cardinals prospect's Diamond Dawgs have paid quick dividends
@MavalloneMiLB
January 27, 2022

For most 25-year-olds, having the chance to fulfill your childhood dream would provide more than enough satisfaction. But Evan Mendoza has never been someone who focuses on just one thing. Selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2017 Draft, the North Carolina State product has turned another

Cardinals of the future ready to take flight

Gorman knocking on door to the bigs after power-packed year
@MavalloneMiLB
January 3, 2022

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.

Prospect season in review: Cardinals’ Gorman

Slugging infield prospect steps up power display at new position
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 30, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at top Cardinals prospect Nolan Gorman. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. A new defensive focus didn’t distract Nolan Gorman from his greatest strengths as a

Scouting report: Cardinals’ Jordan Walker

Towering infielder ready to tap into massive power potential
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 7, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It wasn’t very long ago

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

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

2021 Prospect Projections: NL Central rookies

Pirates' Hayes should factor into awards race in second season
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 3, 2021

This is the fourth in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

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.

Cards' Carlson makes history in playoff debut

No. 14 overall prospect reaches base four times, scores twice
October 1, 2020

Two weeks ago, Dylan Carlson wasn’t even on the Cardinals’ roster. After struggling at the plate over his first 23 games in the big leagues, he’d been sent back to the team’s alternate training site in Springfield, Missouri, where he began the shortened 2020 season. Now, on the final day

Carlson still soaring with Cardinals

Baseball's No. 15 overall prospect goes deep, drives in three runs
September 25, 2020

On the night Yadier Molina collected his 2,000th career hit, the next generation in the form of Dylan Carlson also stepped up for the Cardinals in their playoff push. Two days after recording his first three-hit game in the Majors, the top St. Louis prospect posted another multi-hit game with

Carlson rejoins Cardinals, goes deep

No. 16 overall prospect returns from alternate site with a bang
September 19, 2020

Dylan Carlson didn’t take long to make an impact after returning from the Cardinals' alternate training site. St. Louis’ top-ranked prospect went 2-for-3 and crushed a three-run homer in his first start since being sent to Springfield, capping a late comeback effort as the Cardinals completed a sweep of the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 273

Cards' Liberatore offers advice to traded prospects before deadline
August 27, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com'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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,