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This Cardinals prospect is on fast track

May 23, 2024

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William Sullivan highlights

May 21, 2024

Andre Granillo highlights

May 21, 2024

Hence headlines dominant pitching night from Cardinals prospects

No. 21 prospect Mathews slings 11-K gem in High-A debut
May 19, 2024

It was a good night for Cardinals prospects -- pitchers, to be exact. In a Saturday Minor League slate that featured Top 30 prospect starting pitchers for three of the four St. Louis affiliates, the trio delivered on their rankings and then some. Tink Hence (Double-A), Quinn Mathews (High-A) and

Minor League Player Spotlight: Cards' Sem Robberse

April 27, 2024

For Cardinals fans, there is a glimmer of hope that things might be turning around in the not-so-distant future. Sem Robberse opened the season at the Minors' highest level and has been nothing short of dominant thus far. The right-hander has yielded two runs or fewer in each of his

From Zeist to St. Louis, Robberse dreams big

April 25, 2024

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10 rookies off to the best starts so far

April 16, 2024

It's nearly a month since the 2024 season opened in South Korea, so it's time to take a look at the campaign's early top rookie performers, also known as the April edition of MLB Pipeline's Rookie Hot List. Each month, will look at which rookies performed best over the

'This is the year!': Hence eyes big leagues

April 11, 2024

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'I did it!': Pagés' atypical ride to debut

April 8, 2024

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Here's where the Cardinals' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 5, 2024

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Cardinals’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start: 1. Tink Hence (MLB No. 60), RHP -- Springfield (Double-A) 2. Tekoah Roby (MLB No. 94), RHP -- Springfield (Double-A) 3. Victor Scott II (MLB No. 95), OF -- St. Louis

Saggese highlights Cards' revamped farm in '24

April 3, 2024

ST. LOUIS -- While the 2023 season was undoubtedly a forgettable one for the Cardinals, the aspect of it that might actually be memorable for years to come is the prospect haul the franchise got upon trading away five pitchers at the MLB Trade Deadline. By dealing Jordan Montgomery, Jack

Scott steals a base -- and takes it home!

After 94 MiLB steals in '23, Scott hopes for many more in The Show
March 30, 2024

LOS ANGELES -- When rookie speedster Victor Scott II reached base for the first time in his MLB career on Thursday -- on a hurried throwing error by Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts -- Cardinals teammates in the dugout requested the ball in case the play was later overturned to a

Scott's game-changing speed a throwback for Cards

March 28, 2024

LOS ANGELES -- Victor Scott II has played just one game at the MLB level, but he is already quite familiar with the rich history of the Cardinals. In his Opening Day debut on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, the rookie center fielder showed why he reminds many within the organization

Scott and Coleman share blazing speed, tight bond

March 27, 2024

LOS ANGELES -- Some 39 years ago, when then-Cardinals outfielders Willie McGee and Tito Landrum went down with injuries in April of 1985, base-stealing savant Vince Coleman got a callup from Triple-A to the big leagues for a stay that was supposed to be only temporary. However, when Coleman almost

Carlson injury paves way for Scott to start in center on Opening Day

Cardinals' No. 3 prospect is slated to make his Major League debut at Dodger Stadium
March 26, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- While injuries to Tommy Edman, Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson have repeatedly thrown the Cardinals’ best-laid outfield plans into flux and caused plenty of uncertainty, particularly in center field, manager Oliver Marmol spoke with conviction and no hesitation when discussing the club’s future at that position. “[Victor

Scott reassigned after stellar spring: 'He should be super proud'

Cardinals set rotation order; Gray, Nootbaar progressing
March 23, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Victor Scott II has had nothing short of an exceptional Spring Training, but his MLB debut will be delayed at least a little while longer. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol announced on Saturday that the 23-year-old center fielder, who was a non-roster invitee, had been assigned to Minor

Ben's Biz: 2024 Double-A promotional night highlights

March 22, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Last week, I provided a rollicking round-up of notable 2024 Triple-A promotions. Today, we’ll gingerly

Scott leads deep outfield group in Cards' camp

March 18, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. – The Cardinals’ Top 30 ranking has a new look in 2024. Thirteen members of MLB Pipeline’s updated ranking weren’t in the organization at all at this time last year. Seven came from trades at last year’s Deadline, four were from the 2023 Draft, one was an international

Baez's towering blast (455 feet!) sets Spring Breakout mark

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March 17, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Dedicated to the development of their top young stars, the Cardinals were one of just two MLB franchises to commit to playing two Spring Breakout games, and they were one of just five clubs to make all top 10 players available for the inaugural event showcasing the

Here are the Cardinals' Spring Breakout rosters

March 17, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- An organization that has leaned heavily on its “draft and develop” strategy for decades, the Cardinals are confident that their Minor League system can continue to pump out the kind of talent that will serve as the club’s lifeblood. The Cardinals' dedication to their farm system can

Hence's electric stuff highlights Cards' Spring Breakout

March 15, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- As one of five MLB clubs with each of their top 10 prospects participating in MLB’s inaugural Spring Breakout, the Cardinals offered fans at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium plenty of opportunities to see their potential stars of tomorrow shine on Friday afternoon. Tink Hence, the Cardinals' top

LIVE: Marlins-Cardinals Spring Breakout

March 15, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- When Cardinals top pitching prospects Tink Hence, Tekoah Roby, Cooper Hjerpe and Gordon Graceffo reach the big-league level, the Cardinals want those young players to be familiar with their teammates, their coaching staff and the expectations. Like most MLB clubs, the Cardinals have worked to blur the

Best of Spring Breakout: Catchers, pitchers, infielders, outfielders

March 14, 2024

Spring Breakout is here, and if you can’t tell, we’re just a little excited. It all started on Thursday, when No. 7 Reds prospect Cam Collier hit the first homer in a 4-1 victory over the Rangers' prospects, and the showdown of the night saw MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall

Scott's speed to be on display in Spring Breakout

March 14, 2024

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After mashing his way through the Minors, Saggese's confidence sky-high

March 12, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Dressed in board shorts and a rumpled T-shirt most days, always radiating an aw-shucks, go-with-the-flow aura, Thomas Saggese often gives off the vibes of a surfer dude breezing through life without a care in the world. With his sleepy eyes, three-day stubble and unspectacular build, Saggese could