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Join The Cardinal Nation community top prospect list voting

Annual fan-driven process to select the top prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system is now underway and open to all!

Shelby Miller (Names Around Town Photography)In each of the last five years, the members of forum community have named their top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system. 2011 is no exception.

Voting is allowed for one spot at a time, starting with number one. Each person is allowed one vote for each place on the list. Discussion and debate is encouraged and votes can be changed by convincing arguments.

The 2011 process is just getting underway, with the balloting for the top prospect now open. Please join in the voting as it continues on The Cardinal Nation message board over the upcoming weeks. A new player will be selected roughly every 48 hours until the entire top 50 is complete.

Other sites have adopted this concept in recent years, but The Cardinal Nation remains the definitive place for Cardinals minor league news with a most knowledgeable community of readers and posters. If you want to learn more about Cardinals prospects, make sure you follow the discussion that coincides with each vote.

In addition to being part of the permanent site record, the community results receive one third weighting in The Cardinal Nation’s annual top prospect list to be unveiled starting in December.

That consolidated list is featured in the annual FOX Sports Fantasy Guide/ Prospect Guide magazine sold on newsstands nationwide each spring and provided free to all annual subscribers to

If you are interested in Cardinals farmhands, join in the top prospect voting today!

Link to The Cardinal Nation message board 2011 top prospect voting thread
Link to 2010 Cardinals top prospect selections

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