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Cardinals place four in mid-season top 50 prospect rankings

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.

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9 Responses to “Cardinals place four in mid-season top 50 prospect rankings”

  1. blingboy says:

    “In the comments section, list creator Jason Parks notes that he does not consider Taveras’ ankle injury to be of long-term concern.”

    Since he ranks OT second, I assume he doesn’t think the .150 drop in OPS from AA to AAA is of long-term concern either.

    Oscar’s .800 OPS would put him 5th among current Cardinals starters. (Just ahead of Holliday’s .788) That is assuming there would not be another drop associated with advancing from AAA to MLB.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    Without Yadier Molina, the Cards are ho-hum. Its good to win a couple without him.
    Matt Adams brought us back in Game 2 with a fantastic pinch-hit. Carlos Beltran hustled to win Game 3.
    Lets hope we can squeak by Bud “Chuck” Norris next.
    And lets start giving Yadier’s knee a couple of games off per week.

  3. blingboy says:

    Sounds like the end is near for Old Wiggy.

  4. kray66 says:

    “Na na na na . . . . . . na na na na hey hey hey goodbye!”

    Sorry Wiggy, best of luck elsewhere.

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