Originally Posted by Brittingham.Sam
here's st. louis
They left off Kevin Siegrist who was picked by bleacher report as the top pitcher in the AFL this season. As well as Seth Blair who was picked by bleacher as the 5 best pitcher during the fall league.
1) Oscar Taveras (OF) -Two contacts have projected peak numbers worth sharing for Oscar Tavares. One saw him as a .250 hitter with 35+ home run potential. The other saw the center fielder as a .290 hitter with 25+ home runs annually. Plus, contacts thought he could stick up the middle for now. Either way, he’s the best young position player the Cardinals have produced since MVP candidate Yadier Molina. (Mike Newman)
2) Michael Wacha (P)
3) Shelby Miller (P) - Miller’s rebound from a tough start in Triple-A became one of the feel good stories in minor league baseball for me this year. Given the nasty rumors surrounding his struggles, it was great to see Miller dominate big league hitters for a month. My hope is that Miller and Trevor Rosenthal open the 2013 season as part of a revamped Cardinals rotation. (Mike Newman)
4) Carlos Martinez (P)
5) Kolten Wong (2B)
6) Trevor Rosenthal (P) - Before Rosenthal exploded onto the scene with multiple 100 MPH readings in the National League playoffs, he was a lesser known prospect cast in the shadows of Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez and even Tyrell Jenkins. This led to shock when a scout of approximately 30 years told me without hesitation that Rosenthal was the best starting pitcher he had scouted in 2012 as we were watching uber-prospect Taijuan Walker (Mariners) in person. To be honest, I found it difficult to believe the scout’s claim Rosenthal posessed a 97 MPH sinker, but he was spot on. (Mike Newman)
7) Stephen Piscotty (3B/DH)
8) Carson Kelly (3B)
9) Tyrell Jenkins (P)
10) Matt Adams (1B)
Tough to see St. Louis loading up like this, but these guys still have to play in the majors before they're for real.