Within recent days, both Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America have refreshed their top 50 national prospect lists, subtracting out players who have reached the majors thresholds, while adding those who became professionals in the 2013 draft.
BP’s list and assessments are behind the subscription wall, but Oscar Taveras ranks second. Michael Wacha is 21, Carlos Martinez is 22 and Kolten Wong is 34. In the comments section, list creator Jason Parks notes that he does not consider Taveras’ ankle injury to be of long-term concern.
In the BA list, compiled by J.J Cooper and released Monday, the Cardinals have four in the top 50, three in the top 25. Taveras reprises his no. 2 spot, followed by Wacha at 12, Martinez at 24 and Wong at 47.