Prospecting News…and Links.
Enjoyed watching the MLB Network and MLB.com “Pipeline” show last night revealing the Top 50 prospects. Overall MLB.com ranked 100 prospects and the Cardinals collected six spots including Oscar Tavares at #3 and Shelby Miller at #25.
Chiefs fans will see familiar names at #16 (Javier Baez), #42 (Jorge Soler), #46 (Chris Archer) and #56 (Hak-Ju Lee).
The Midwest League was well represented as well with 11 players who spent time in the league in 2012 including Miguel Sano at #12, Francisco Lindor at #14, Baez at #16 and Archie Bradley at #24 in the top 25.
- Friend of the blog and former Chief Anthony Giansanti (@Giansanity) was profiled this week by Jessica Quiroli of High Heels on the Field. Give it a read and catch up with G.
- The Cardinals announced 16 players who have received Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training including Oscar Tavares, Kolten Wong and Michael Wacha. The only player on this list that could be ticketed for Peoria in 2013 is catcher Jesus Montero who played 10 games for Quad Cities in 2012 and spent most of the season in Batavia.
- The Cardinals also released the names of players invited to a special Minor League camp. This list has a bunch of potential Chiefs for this season including 2012 draftees Patrick Wisdom, Steve Bean, Carson Kelly and Tim Cooney. Other potential Chiefs including pitchers Victor De Leon, Lee Stoppelman and Tyrell Jenkins along with outfielders CJ McElroy and Charlie Tilson.
- It’s a week old but here is MILB.com’s list of Minor League players on provisional rosters for the World Baseball Classic which starts in March. The list includes former Chiefs Ryan Searle (Australia) and Yao-Lin Wang (Chinese Taipei). Hung-Wen Chen was also named to the Chinese Taipei roster but is not currently on a MiLB roster having been released by the Cubs last season.