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Brian Walton's news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals (TM) and their minor league system

Archive for April, 2016

Ex-Cardinals Peralta and Edwards Take Long Route to Bigs

Two released St. Louis Cardinals farmhands went to independent ball, switched positions and became Major Leaguers.

Molina’s Extra-base Power is Back

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina’s 90 plate appearance extra-base hit drought is far in the past.

Fryer Passes Altman for Cardinals Initial Consecutive Hits Record

Catcher Eric Fryer’s six hits in his first six at-bats as a St. Louis Cardinal breaks a mark set in 1963.

Joey Butler and Lessons of Early Success

The St. Louis Cardinals have an unexpected early season star in Jeremy Hazelbaker, causing a reminder of a similar emergence and rapid decline of another long shot, Joey Butler, last season.

Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix: 2016 Regular Season

The St. Louis Cardinals’ full system view by position and level reflects moves during 2016 full-season ball.

Cardinals Hitters Still Received their Spring At-Bats

Almost all key hitters on the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals did not take fewer at-bats this spring compared to 2015.

My (Pretend) St. Louis Cardinals Prop Bets for 2016

Assessing 22 possible over and under bets for players on the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals Team Payroll in MLB Top 10 for Second Time Since 2005

The St. Louis Cardinals’ player payroll grew by $22.8 million over last season, placing them ninth overall in MLB.

Plan Your Cardinals Opening Day with FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest to carry nearly 10 hours of St. Louis Cardinals programming on opening day.