News & Notes on Former/Future Chiefs
Patrick Wisdom hit a walk off home run today (Wednesday) in the intrasquad scrimmage with coaches pitching. The Cardinals are taking a day off Thursday with their Grapefruit League opener on Friday against Miami. Congrats to Tyrell Jenkins who announced on twitter that he threw a bullpen for the first time post-surgery and also to Kurt Heyer who was promoted to big league camp on Sunday.
According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jason Motte likely won’t be ready for Opening Day. The Chiefs will honor Motte, a 2003 Peoria catcher, on July 26 as the first 1000 fans get a bobblehead.
Here’s a fantastic article by Jenifer Langosch on Carson Kelly and his education both on and off the field as he transitions to catcher.
Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus ranked the Cardinals #6 among all organizations and listed the 2014 Peoria Chiefs as the team to watch in the organization! In case you missed it two weeks ago, Jason Parks talked Cardinals and Chiefs prospects with us here on the blog.
Ozzie Smith wants to make Opening Day a national holiday! Ozzie will be at Dozer Park for IPMR night on June 14 and the first 1,000 fans on June 13 get Hall of Fame Ozzie Smith bobbleheads!
If you haven’t seen it yet get a tour and early preview of the new Ballpark Village from Cardinals.com with President Bill DeWitt III and Dan McLaughlin