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Cardinals players on Twitter

Twitter continues to be an interesting as well as expanding source of baseball news. Many minor leaguers are not only establishing a public presence there, but some have even been actively begging for fan followers in apparent good-natured popularity contest with their peers.

Earlier this season, we first learned of the promotion of St. Louis Cardinals number one prospect Shelby Miller from Palm Beach to Springfield via a tweet from the player himself.

The trend continues as Tuesday night, Joe Kelly received congratulations from other players in the organization for his yet-to-be announced move up to Springfield from Palm Beach.

As more and more players join Twitter, you may be interested in following them, too. Here is a list of Cardinals major and minor leaguers, though likely far from complete. Their Twitter handles are listed first. The active links for many of the player names will take you to their stats page at

St. Louis
DanielDescalso – Daniel Descalso
dfreese23 – David Freese
ESanchez52 – Eduardo Sanchez
jonjayU – Jon Jay
mattholliday7 – Matt Holliday

kingchambers_8 – Adron Chambers
PJWalters33 – P.J. Walters

ShelbyMiller19 – Shelby Miller
Ngreeny23 – Nick Greenwood
cswag8 – Chris Swauger
JermaineCurtis – Jermaine Curtis
MCReid42 – Chase Reid

Palm Beach
jkell005 – Joe Kelly
philipthebases – Phil Cerreto
Xavier_Scruggs – Xavier Scruggs
AlanAhmady – Alan Ahmady
sneakpeekatneek – Niko Vasquez
JordanSwagerty – Jordan Swagerty
Tyler_Lyons – Tyler Lyons
jesseLsimpson – Jesse Simpson

Quad Cities
codystanley21 – Cody Stanley
dannybibona – Daniel Bibona

PlayPatt_22 – Jeremy Patton
Gwittels10 – Garrett Wittels
DannyMiranda40 – Danny Miranda
DrewBenes – Drew Benes
NickMartini26 – Nick Martini
Maness_43 – Seth Maness

Johnson City
s_ramos9 – Steven Ramos
TyrellJenkins14 – Tyrell Jenkins
DWashington52 – David Washington

Gulf Coast League
@theCordDodd_ – Corderious Dodd

On military duty
Cardinals15 – Mitchell Harris

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21 Responses to “Cardinals players on Twitter”

  1. Brian Walton says:

    Wednesday lineup: Theriot SS, Schumaker 2B, Pujols 1B, Holliday LF, Berkman RF, Rasmus CF, Molina C, Descalso 3B, Westbrook P.

  2. crdswmn says:

    By the way, even though Matt Holliday still has his twitter account, he has not tweeted since February of 2010.

    I follow all of the current major leaguers, plus Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly, and Jordan Swagerty. David Freese has become quite the tweeter and Shelby Miller as well. In fact, Shelby has made quite an impact with Cardinals fans on Twitter, he even once gave away tickets to a game in Springfield.

  3. blingboy says:

    I like the bench. Jay, Hamilton, Freese, Punto, Cruz.

  4. Kansasbirdman says:

    Anybody know how AP has been looking during BP?

  5. Leebo says:

    Not Jake’s finest hour.

  6. blingboy says:

    Rain and lightning headed for the stadium.

  7. JumboShrimp says:

    One of the mysteries of baseball is how a pitcher can stink in the first or second inning, then hit his stride and pitch well thereafter. Happens all the time.

  8. JumboShrimp says:

    Last game, Westbrook was great and earning his big bucks. Tonight, at home, he sucks. Hard to understand how the same guy can look so good and then so bad.

    Last night the Cards romped, tonight the Reds are clobbering us. Things even out.

  9. JumboShrimp says:

    Now the Cards are charging back. Let us smite the Dustyes.

  10. Kansasbirdman says:

    This has been a great game, even before we tied it up. Great to see the team battle when behind, especially the bench guys and our rookies.

  11. JumboShrimp says:

    Dickson is working out better than Ryan Franklin.
    The Reds have to be running scared now.

  12. Leebo says:

    GOSH DARNIT TO HECK!! To battle all the way back like that and then fall short is very frustrating. I didn’t like the Cardinals stratagy of spotting the other team 8 runs. I hope TLR shelves that game plan for the rest of the year.

    • Kansasbirdman says:

      I agree that wouldn’t be a very good strategy. Toug loss, but I was as encouraged or more by last night’s game compared to the two previous in that the team never gave up and battled back, especially the young guys making some clutch hits and some stingy pitching. Plus our runs weren’t all the result of homers, we got some good hits. All that bodes well for a team looking for postseason success

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