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Vote now for your Cardinals top prospect list

Have you ever read St. Louis Cardinals top prospect lists posted across the web and thought, “I could do better than that!”? Well, now is your chance to act.’s message board community has begun its free, sixth-annual selection process of the top prospects in the Cardinals minor league system as decided by you, the fans.

The process is easy and anyone can participate. Follow the discussion on a special thread on the message board. It began with a community vote starting with prospect number one. Simply make a post specifying your choice. After several days of voting, the player with the simple majority of votes cast will be proclaimed the winner. Voting for prospect number two followed immediately will continue through 50.

In addition to having been the first Cardinals prospect list of its kind, the community voting will again be included in the blended tabulation of the official The Cardinal Nation Top 40 Prospect List for 2012. Its annual rollout will begin shortly after Thanksgiving. The past six years’ lists can be viewed via links located in the special area at the lower left of The Cardinal Nation’s home page.

The Cardinal Nation Top 40 will not only be featured on the website, but it will also appear in the 2012 FOX Sports Fantasy / Prospects Guide. This annual magazine will arrive on newsstands across the country next spring and is provided free to annual subscribers to The Cardinal Nation.

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14 Responses to “Vote now for your Cardinals top prospect list”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Lohse wins his 14th and denies Holladay a shot at 20 wins.


    I knew there was a reason we pay Kyle big bucks.


    • Brian Walton says:

      We were interviewing TLR after the game when Infante hit his walkoff HR against Atlanta. There was a huge cheer from the clubhouse as the players were watching on TV. TLR was watching the Rams game at the time. He told me he didn’t mind the players scoreboard watching during the game as long as it didn’t take their focus away from what is at hand. Looks like there is going to be more scoreboard watching ahead…

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    Starting tomorrow, we have the Mets for 3 in St Louis. Jackson, Garcia, and Westbrook.

    Then the Cubs at home. Carpenter, Lohse, and Jackson.

    And finally 3 games in Houston against the worst team in the NL. Garcia, Westbrook, and Carpenter.

    The Cards have won 8 of their last 10, while the Braves have gone 3 and 7, IIRC.


  3. JumboShrimp says:

    Raffy Furcal with the Dodgers had an OPS of 520. Not his fault, he had injuries.

    With St Louis, he has contributed an OPS of 751. Thats excellent for a SS. He has had entire years over 800, which is outstanding for SS, but 751, we will take it. Sure beats 630, what Cesar Izturis gave us in 2008.

  4. crdswmn says:

    These next nine games will be the test. The Cardinals’ history against bottom dwellers is not good. I’m hopeful but not confident. The one positive that I see at least for the Mets series is that Dickey isn’t pitching. The Cubs will be gunning for us big time and they just beat the Brewers.

    It’s not looking good for signing Berkman. Don’t know how much Berkman is asking for but the Cardinals are apparently balking. It’s a good thing Craig can play 1B.

  5. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    he wants that old 16 that AP isn’t going to need. He’s not stupid. He’s charging them 4 million for the timing……….. BD will pay it if we get any closer to the playoffs………His nightmare…….

  6. Brian Walton says:

    Tuesday lineup: Furcal ss, Craig, Pujols 1b, Berkman, Freese 3b, Jay cf, Molina c, Schumaker 2b, Jackson p.

    TLR told us yesterday that Berkman can play wherever he wants. Apparently that is behind the mystery corner outfielders.

  7. JumboShrimp says:

    Octavio is demolishing the curse.

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