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  • #162130
    David Martin
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    seems he hasn’t plaayed for the last three games if not mistaken.
    is he injured?

    #162132
    blingboy
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    He has been out 4 games counting today.

    #162133
    David Martin
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    why is the question

    #162340
    blingboy
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    From today’s PB Notebook article.

    Injury Report

    Patrick Romeri: 7-day IL
    Adanson Cruz: 7-day IL
    Also, third baseman Jordan Walker has been out of the lineup the last few days with an injury that is apparently minor

    #162343
    Brian Walton
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    Let’s keep subscriber content for the subscribers, please. I’ll be happy to discuss on the Members board. Thanks.

    #162356
    bccran
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    Glad to know the injury is classified as minor. Thanks for posting, blingboy. It’s good news for all TCN posters.

    #162368
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    Yeah, that was my flub Brian, sorry.

    #162384
    bccran
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    It’s never a big flub, blingboy, when you hear information about a Cardinal player who has been injured and pass it on to all the posters at TCN. Maybe Brian would have been more comfortable if you had said “I heard from reliable sources that…..”. But you got the word out, and that’s the most important thing. Thank you for doing that.

    #162395
    Cardinals27
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    I hope he gets back in the lineup since the Bradenton series is streamed by the home team on Milb. Also, I wonder if Jordan can play the outfield?

    #162397
    blingboy
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    Maybe he can do the magical single A to AAA move like Liberatore. Who is 0-3 as might be expected.

    #162406
    bccran
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    It’s a slippery slope. Since there are only a few position players with true promise in the system, do you let them mature and develop at the proper pace, or do you rush them because of the obvious needs on the big club?

    #162407
    Brian Walton
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    Great idea. In fact, we should just make all of our content and reporting free. That is how you make your living, right?

    On Liberatore:

    Glass half empty view – 0-3 record
    Glass half full view – 19 K/5 BB in 21 1/3 innings, 1.31 WHIP, .277 BAA

    Players are regularly challenged at new levels with the goal that they work their way up to the league. If I was to try to make a point by singling out a player who seems overmatched at his new level, I would not have chosen Liberatore.

    #162409
    bccran
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    As I said, Brian, blingboy could have worded it differently. But he got the word out to all posters which I think was a good thing to do. You might have considered doing that yourself in this particular special case because of the importance of Walker as a red hot prospect.

    Liberatore could see the majors this season. He’s not being pushed too hard. He got a lot of valuable experience at Springfield camp last season and at ST 2021. The temptation to push maybe too hard is with guys like Walker and Burleson.

    #162415
    14NyquisT
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    Is Liberatore 2021 the Carlson of 2020? High expectations, yep. But each Prospect is different and we have to rely on our MiLB coaching staffs to get it right. Carlson was constantly challenged since his GCL days. It worked out for him as we have now have our best two-way OFer who will hopefully be here for a long time, As our other young OFers have struggled with hitting and being ILed, Carlson along with Edman can look forward to providing us with a very good 1-2 punch at the top of the order.

    Its different for pitching prospects that are harder to project. I know that he is our top prospect but you’ll just have to be more patient with Liberatore. Don’t forget that Carlson was pressed into MLB because of the number of double-headers last season. He struggled but now has confidence in his abilities. Sometimes things work out for us.

    #162424
    Brian Walton
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    bccran, sometimes we get information informally and only share it selectively as it may be incomplete or not confirmed and I don’t want it to be spread. I am not in need of advice, thanks.

    #162427
    bccran
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    None of us are perfect, Brian. We all can use advice at times. It’s the human condition.

    #162496
    bccran
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    Apparently Walker has discomfort in his left wrist, and is day to day. Hope it’s
    nothing serious.

    #177794
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    Was it Baseball Prospectus that ranked Walker as our top prospect? I thought maybe next year, but one could make an argument for it. He had quite the year for a 19 year old. And here’s the next question, if he continues his progress, what is the defensive position for him? I always thought he may move to the outfield, but all of a sudden we are flush with outfielders. 1st and 3rd base should be Goldschmidt and Arenado for years to come. DH may be where he starts, but Gorman, Yepez, Burleson, Nootbaar will need ABs eventually. A trade (perhaps for a starter or closer) May open things up. No matter what having excess prospects is never a problem. We sure could have used more ready prospects in 2021.

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    I think he’ll end up at 1st base. He’s still a few years away so timing-wise he might
    be ready when Goldy starts to slow down. His size will make him a nice big target for
    for the other infielders.

    #177888
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    He’s still a few years away so timing-wise he might
    be ready when Goldy starts to slow down

    Is he really a few years away, though? He’s probably going to be at Springfield next year, so he’s theoretically almost on the doorstep. I would expect him in 2023 at the latest.

    #177900
    Michael Dusablon
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    We’ll see……I’m thinking a 2024 debut. It’ll be exciting, whenever it is.

    #177923
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    When Walker arrives might depend on whether the DH comes in. He could easily be in Memphis some time in 2022, so sometime in 2023 for his debut is plausible. Assuming he doesn’t bog down in the upper levels. He could DH and give Goldy and RA a day off. He could do the same in 2024, Goldy’s last contract year.

    #188822
    Cardinals27
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    Since Walker (and Winn) have moved much farther than was expected of high school draftees, what does 2023 have in store for them.

    Would Walker get moved to the outfield? Maybe, but he would make a heck of a DH. But it would make sense to give him some outfield time at Memphis.

    Now Winn would create a logjam at 2nd and short.

    Not sure how this plays out, but it is a delightful prospect logjam to have, as perhaps some spare parts get traded for pitching. Granted I would not trade any of our top 5 prospects.

    #188825
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    I don’t believe he would exercise it, but doesn’t Arenado have another opt out this offseason? I believe he said “he loves it in STL and won’t” but you never know 100%. I wouldn’t mess with the position change until at least next spring.

    I’ve only watched bits and pieces of his season, but would Jose Reyes be a potential comp for Winn?

    #188826
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    This might be sacrilege, but if Walker and Winn continue to look ready in 2023, the guy who might be the one who could fetch a haul would be Tommy Edman. He’s an excellent ballplayer, but I suspect with Winn and Gorman up the middle we could replace his production.

    If Edman could bring us a controllable starter, I’d have to consider it.

    As for Walker, he might need a little time to develop over the fence pop, but I think he could be an average or better hitter at MLB next year. DH/OF sounds like a good spot.

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