July 30, 2021 at 9:54 am #168216stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Why not be positive? Yepez, Nootbaar, and Burleson are all having good seasons. Nice to see.
Well, I was being tongue in cheek. A lot of our prospect hitters are having good to great years. Gorman, Walker, Winn, and Nunez are all holding their own at least in years when they’ve been promoted. The three you mentioned plus Nick Plummer, Delvin Perez and Brendon Donovan have been quite good. It looks like we should have some potentially good additions to the lineup in the next few years. The pitching has not been so great, but there have been some positives there too.July 31, 2021 at 6:55 am #168389
The #stlcards system struggled to an 0-7 Friday. Our Player of the Day is catcher Ali Sanchez, who went 4-for-5 with three RBI in Memphis’ home loss to Gwinnett. Free game recaps at The Cardinal Nation every morning. https://t.co/Ch6NnZBjxo pic.twitter.com/zR5nh5QdJq
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) July 31, 2021July 31, 2021 at 7:02 am #168391
Saturday, July 31
Memphis vs. Gwinnett, 7:10 pm CT, Johan Oviedo
Springfield vs. Arkansas, 6:05 pm CT, Kevin McGovern
Peoria vs. Beloit, 6:35 pm CT, Michael YaSenka
Palm Beach vs. Tampa, 6:30 pm ET, John Beller
FCL Cardinals at Marlins, 10:00 am ET
DSL Blue at DSL Red, 10:30 am ETJuly 31, 2021 at 11:35 pm #168483PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Only one real bright spot in Saturday’s (DSL, FCL aside) play system wide. His name is Edgar Eduardo Manzo. EE sailed beautifully thru 5 complete innings with the wind at his back, as he shut down the high octane offensively minded Tampa Tampons with barely a whimper. How does no hits, no runs, 6 K’s and 1 free pass grab you?August 1, 2021 at 6:38 am #168491
The #stlcards system had only one win in five games on Saturday and that was against each other. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is DH Leonardo Bernal, whose three-run home run powered the DSL Cardinals Blue over the Cardinals Red. (free) https://t.co/pwN7frYg7z pic.twitter.com/CvdaDGnahY
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) August 1, 2021August 1, 2021 at 6:41 am #168493
Sunday, August 1
Memphis vs. Gwinnett, 2:05 pm CT, Jack Flaherty
Springfield vs. Arkansas (2), 4:05 pm CT, TBA/Tyler Pike
Peoria vs. Beloit, 1:35 pm CT, Logan Gragg
Palm Beach vs. Tampa (2), noon ET, Ludwin Jimenez/Gustavo Rodriguez
FCL and DSL offAugust 1, 2021 at 7:27 pm #168569stlcard25ParticipantPaid - AnnualAugust 2, 2021 at 8:33 am #168591
The Cardinal Nation Sunday Player of the Day Luken Baker went 3-for-7, including his 20th and 21st long balls of the season and three RBI as Springfield earned the #stlcards system’s only two wins in six tries. Palm Beach's losing skid is 14 games. (free) https://t.co/LS8qZJIMZX pic.twitter.com/hQoRULDVE3
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) August 2, 2021August 2, 2021 at 10:14 am #168599
I think Santos should be tried as a starter for the rest of the year. 9 strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
And Luken Baker is crushing the ball.
Most all of his homers I have seen lately have been no doubters. 21 so far.August 2, 2021 at 6:54 pm #168629PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Right on Cardinals27. This Luken Grosvenor Baker fellow has to be the heir apparent to Goldy. 6’4 and flirting with 300 lbs and can swat balls like he’s demonstrated this year. He needs to live and breathe defense for a solid month at Goldy’s side….for starters. Greg Luzinski anyone?August 2, 2021 at 7:37 pm #168635
Pugs, I still believe there will be DH next year in the NL. The bigger question is will there be a work stoppage? But surely Baker, Gorman, Burleson, and even Yepez could fill that role at least part of the time.August 2, 2021 at 7:40 pm #168636
Omar Sanchez is my next pick to watch. 10 1/3, 15 Ks, 5 saves in the DSl. The Aussie catcher Burns hit his first American homer today in the FCL.August 2, 2021 at 8:12 pm #168638LACardFanParticipantFree
But surely Baker, Gorman, Burleson, and even Yepez could fill that role at least part of the time.
Baker has a .308 OBP in AA. I wouldn’t be penciling him in for the big leagues any time soon.August 2, 2021 at 8:44 pm #168641
I think Baker, who leads our minor leaguers in homers, will improve his contact rate and average. His walk rate is pretty good. In fact, I think his best chance is to be a DH, because he isn’t a great first baseman.August 3, 2021 at 8:26 am #168657gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
How does Baker compare to Luke Voit?August 3, 2021 at 11:23 am #168671LACardFanParticipantFree
Voit: .297/.372/.477 with 20 doubles, 5 triples (?!?!?!) and 19 HR
Baker: .230/.308/.502 with 14 doubles and 21 HR (so far)
So, Voit had better contact skills and running (evidently). Baker has more HR power.
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