The Cards get a true center fielder to fill in. (Of course, the game is today, not tonight.)
If Thomas plays tonight (my bet in CF), he would be the second top 10 prospect in the #stlcards system to make his MLB debut in two days. He is The Cardinal Nation's seventh-ranked prospect after leading the minor league system in HR and RBI in 2018. https://t.co/zVEBCZX7jE
With Thomas getting called up I’m wondering if Garcia’s stock is dropping some. He didn’t
hit in his brief trial late last year nor in Spring Training this year and hasn’t
had a great start to the regular season at Memphis.
While Garcia has a great arm, he is not a center fielder. CF is the Cardinals current need. So that is the primary reason Thomas is up, as he was not hitting any better at Memphis than Garcia.
I cannot speak for how the Cardinals think, but in our current prospect rankings, among the outfielders, Garcia is behind Carlson, Thomas, Arozarena and sitting at no. 17. He has slowly lost ground over the last year.
Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
First-hand news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals™ and their minor league system for 20 years