June 13, 2021 at 9:56 am #163827
Something easy to miss, especially amidst Gorman’s homerun barrage. But Memphis batted Kramer Robertson at leadoff the last two nights. Friday night, he went 0-0 with 4 walks and one HBP. Last night, he went 2-3 with two singles and a walk. He raised his OBP by 40 points in two nights.
Given the Cardinals don’t have a leadoff hitter who can get on base, it would seem to be in their interest to have Memphis bat Robertson at leadoff the rest of the year.June 13, 2021 at 10:32 am #163832gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I have always liked Robertson. I don’t know if he is a MLB starter or not but I think he can be just as good as Edmundo Sosa. I would rather see Robertson on the STL bench rather than paying Carp $18M to hit below .200. I haven’t given up on Delvin Perez yet either.June 13, 2021 at 11:47 am #163843
Winn hits his second grand slam of the season!! Beach Birds up 6-0!!June 13, 2021 at 11:51 am #163844
I think the biggest thing I saw about Gorman’s home run barrage was his 4th at bat where he patiently took a walk. It would have been very normal to have aggressive hacks trying for the quad.June 13, 2021 at 12:01 pm #163847
At least the minor league teams seem to be playing better.June 13, 2021 at 12:14 pm #163848blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
Speaking of Robertson, did he morph into a 2nd baseman since 2019, or is it just they want Mendoza to get the reps at shortstop?June 13, 2021 at 12:58 pm #163850
Robertson will definitely be a bench player his first few years, it has usually taken him a month or two to adjust to each new level. But he has progressed steadily.
I think they are just trying to get Mendoza reps at SS. They already know Robertson can play 2B, 3B & SS.June 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm #163851
It is frustrating to watch the management of the minor league teams. Over and over, a pitcher walks the bases full, or walks in a run after walking the bases full, and they leave him in the game.
Are they trying to build character, what? If he can’t find the plate, pull him!June 13, 2021 at 1:04 pm #163852
13 walks so far in Palm Beach game. 8 PB batters, and 5 St Lucie.June 13, 2021 at 1:17 pm #163854
Winn doubles home 2 more! 6 rbis on the day so far.June 13, 2021 at 2:50 pm #163857
Pretty safe as to who will be player of the day today, as Winn drives in his 7th run of the game.June 13, 2021 at 4:02 pm #163862
A former power prospect is starting to hit at Peoria. Leandro Cedenolaunched his 3rd homer, and has hit the ball well the 10 days to 2 weeks. He was struggling mightily prior to that.June 14, 2021 at 8:59 am #163948
The #stlcards minors translated walks into wins for Memphis and Palm Beach on a 3-1 Sunday. Springfield won behind starter Dalton Roach’s strong effort and Player of the Day Masyn Winn’s big slam and 7 RBI led Palm Beach. Peoria took a loss. (free) https://t.co/dqtXSNHBYy pic.twitter.com/g08iNb9MbS
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) June 14, 2021June 14, 2021 at 11:43 am #163963June 14, 2021 at 1:42 pm #163973cardsfan64ParticipantFree
Two players really turning it on!June 14, 2021 at 2:25 pm #163977June 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm #163978Bob ReedParticipantFree
Great, great week for Nolan Gorman. Incredible week, really. But maybe not the best week of anyone on his team.
Gorman: .346/.393/1.154 for an OPS of 1.547
Mr. X: .429/.600/1.143 for an OPS of 1.743
Moreover, Mr. X also fanned just 3 times while walking 5, and Nolan struck out 7 times while drawing just two walks.
Now Mr. X may not have even been eligible for league Player of the Week, since MLB Pipeline doesn’t yet have him in their top 30 Cardinal prospects. But the 22-year-old deserves some small scrap of public recognition for his tremendous 20 trips to the plate last week. This is that scrap.
Here’s to you, Aaron Antonini!June 14, 2021 at 2:44 pm #163979
Antonini is playing very well. He gives the Springfield a dangerous 8th or 9th place hitter (for now any way). He has some pop, and might just hit 20-25 homers.June 14, 2021 at 6:04 pm #163987PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
The nickname(Mr. X ) just might stick, Bobby. As Harry might say….Aaron Antonini spelled backwards is Noraa Ininotna. He had a great week, but those 3 bombs that Gorman ralphed in one game can’t be beat.
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