Where Cards' top prospects are starting '21

April 30th, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Cardinals' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

  1. Matthew Liberatore (MLB No. 32), LHP -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  2. Nolan Gorman, 3B -- Springfield (Double-A)
  3. Ivan Herrera, C -- Springfield (Double-A)
  4. Zack Thompson, LHP -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  5. Masyn Winn, SS -- Palm Beach (Low-A)
  6. Jordan Walker, 3B -- Palm Beach (Low-A)
  7. Jhon Torres, OF -- Peoria (High-A)
  8. Tink Hence, RHP -- Extended Spring Training
  9. Johan Oviedo, RHP -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  10. Kodi Whitley, RHP -- St. Louis (MLB)
  11. Angel Rondon, RHP -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  12. Edwin Nunez, RHP -- Palm Beach (Low-A)
  13. Ian Bedell, RHP -- Peoria (High-A)
  14. Junior Fernandez, RHP -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  15. Julio E. Rodriguez, C -- Springfield (Double-A)
  16. Malcom Nunez, 3B -- Peoria (High-A)
  17. Edmundo Sosa, INF -- St. Louis (MLB)
  18. Justin Williams, OF -- St. Louis (MLB)
  19. Luken Baker, 1B -- Springfield (Double-A)
  20. Alec Burleson, OF -- Peoria (High-A)
  21. Seth Elledge, RHP -- St. Louis (MLB)
  22. Juan Yepez, OF -- Springfield (Double-A)
  23. Trejyn Fletcher, OF -- Extended Spring Training
  24. Ali Sanchez, C -- St. Louis (MLB)
  25. Patrick Romeri, OF -- Palm Beach (Low-A)
  26. Bernardo Flores, LHP -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  27. Andre Pallante, RHP -- Springfield (Double-A)
  28. Levi Prater, LHP -- Palm Beach (Low-A)
  29. Evan Mendoza, 3B -- Memphis (Triple-A)
  30. Justin Toerner, OF -- Springfield (Double-A)

Team to watch
If it’s pitching you are interested in, look no further than the Memphis Redbirds. The Cardinals are sending seven of their Top 30 Prospects to Memphis, including three of their top four pitching prospects. Matthew Liberatore, the club’s top prospect, headlines a rotation that will also feature Zack Thompson, the 19th overall pick from the 2019 Draft.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Memphis
Double-A Springfield
High-A Peoria

New faces
Edwin Nuñez will make his professional debut with Low-A palm Beach once the 2020 season gets underway. Signed for $525,000 in June 2020, the 19-year-old Dominican right-hander features a plus fastball that has reached triple digits in the past. The fastball in Nuñez’s best pitch, but the club's No. 12 prospect also possesses an average curveball.