April 25, 2018 at 8:03 am #50036
Memphis vs. Round Rock: Daniel Poncedeleon
Springfield vs. NW Arkansas (AM): Conner Greene
Palm Beach vs. Jupiter: Casey Meisner
Peoria at Beloit: Johan OviedoApril 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm #50080April 25, 2018 at 4:44 pm #50109April 25, 2018 at 10:06 pm #50153Derek ShoreParticipantPaid - AnnualApril 26, 2018 at 2:43 am #50156BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Peoria would be a good team if they had a better bullpen. Their bullpen is a trash heap. Prendergast and Dobzanski are the only guys who can be relied on out of the pen. How Kevin Hamann still hasn’t been released or sent down is beyond me.
Their rotation is actually pretty solid 1-5.April 26, 2018 at 6:36 am #50158CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Yep, Peoria has lost 3 straight one run games.April 26, 2018 at 7:16 am #50162
Two rainouts and two losses turned Wednesday into a downer for #STLCards system. Casey Meisner struggled in his organizational debut, but @peoriachiefs 1B Juan Yepez had a four-hit night, raising his season average to .443. https://t.co/E5cro3iTka pic.twitter.com/C60Eip2gdb
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) April 26, 2018April 26, 2018 at 8:09 am #50170BrianpnoonanParticipantFree
Yepez is still only 20 in full season ball. That type of hitting at his age is still extremely solid.
Don’t be surprised if they jump him to aa relatively quickly at some point so palm beach and the fsl doesn’t beat him down.April 26, 2018 at 8:34 am #50172stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Yepez moving off 3B takes a little luster off his hitting prowess but if he can keep it up, I wouldn’t hate having a slugging 1B guy ready to move up in the next 2-3 years. Would be interesting in that he was the return for the last slugging 1B prospect we had (not counting guys like Voit who are seen as more fringe/depth prospects nationally).April 26, 2018 at 9:37 am #50176thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
hitting over .400 a month in seems a bit better than “solid” it’s pretty exceptional, no matter the position
especially for a guy who everyone pannedApril 26, 2018 at 9:47 am #50180CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Unfortunately, Yepez, like most of our legitimate 1B prospects bats RH.
I am not in favor of guys skipping PB because it is a tough hitters park. For RH hitters it is not worse than average for hitting (and I believe actually is better than Peoria).April 26, 2018 at 9:59 am #50184BrianpnoonanParticipantFree
Hey, I said extremely solid lol
It’s legit is the point. He would come down a bit eventually regardless of level. But at that level and that age in that park? He can hit. Period. He is a legit prospect.
The reason i said he might jump quickly-ish to Springfield is several layers deep but basically… Springfield is a hitter park and the jump from a ball to aa isn’t much bigger than high a to aa especially given the relative park strength.
I’m not saying immediately… I’m saying he might move up to high a relatively soon to finish the first half then aa for the second half. Or high a for the first part of the second half then aa for the playoff run.
Some time, but not overwhelming.
If he is hitting like this, the cards have a history of challenging minor leaguers. I don’t see why he would be any different.April 26, 2018 at 10:38 am #5018914NyquisTParticipant
There’s been a lot of talk about our corner infielders recently. They are two spots we have had trouble with the last few seasons. Now it seems the pipeline is backing up, very good young talent needs to move up.
*Memphis- Voit and Ravelo… in a pinch they could fill in for STL. Both have MLB experience.
*Springfield- Nogowski .386 second in the TL in RBIs- 18.
*Palm Beach- Trosclair. Having trouble getting going in ’18, Has played second in the past, but Young now plays there.
*Peoria- Yepez, very young but too good for low-A
^EST- Cedeno 19, Kirtley 21 and now Whalen 20.
*Memphis- Wisdom .283, may be vulnerable to those looking to move up.
*Springfield: Edman and Seferina splitting time there because of Sosa and Urias. No INF spots available.
*Palm Beach: Mendoza 21 y.o. Solid .312
*Peoria: Montero .386 also very young at 20.
*Est: Williams 18
Some very good prospective talent now and adding to the depth. The organization has been somewhat lucky in filling the void at these two positions, but the real talent is still 3 years away, unless pushed.’m adding this on this thread also.April 26, 2018 at 11:03 am #50192Cardinals2016ParticipantFree
Mendoza and Montero need to spend a bit more time practicing fielding.
Mendoza has 5 errors in 19 games and Montero has 6 in 16 games.
Evidently, Mendoza is playing better this past week, as I think those five errors came in his first 13 games, but still.
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