February 6, 2022 at 4:29 pm #179813
Last year there was some speculation here on the board about who might be a breakout in 2021 amongst the minor leaguers. I named Nootbaar and wish I could find the thread so I could gloat and claim moral superiority.February 6, 2022 at 4:56 pm #179814jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
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Thanks, it was TCN 2021 Top 50 Countdown thread. Posted 1-31-21. “I didn’t see a place to discuss these articles on the members forum, so I will just say I don’t buy the Aussie catcher thing. My sleeper is Lars Nootbaar.” Send all autograph requests c/o Brian, he will forward them.February 6, 2022 at 6:42 pm #179817jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
Now get a roll of bubble wrap and make a coons skin cap out of it. Those 3′-0″ doors may be a bit tight now!
😉February 6, 2022 at 8:11 pm #179820
Lars was also our #52 prospect last year and was profiled in our Best of the Rest article.February 7, 2022 at 8:20 am #179832
Nootbaar rated higher than Baez?
Hmmmm.February 7, 2022 at 6:09 pm #179841
I am guessing you didn’t participate in our annual community prospect voting for 2022. Too bad as it is a good process to share information and points of view. Our forum members put Lars #8 and Baez #12. (The ranking thread is pinned to the top of this board.)February 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm #179842
Lets he’s not a one year wonder.February 8, 2022 at 7:23 am #179849
The ninth-ranked prospect on The Cardinal Nation’s Top 50 countdown is a right-hander who was the best pitcher in the system in 2019 and debuted with the #stlcards in 2021. But what does 2022 hold for Angel Rondón? ($) https://t.co/qHdTMABTho pic.twitter.com/JdSciNzabl
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) February 8, 2022February 8, 2022 at 10:59 am #179855
Keith Law has Baez at #9 and Burleson at #14.February 8, 2022 at 11:04 am #179856
And BP has Burleson ahead of Baez. Different folks have different opinions, which is especially understandable when comparing a Triple-A player with a teen who has limited backfield experience in Rookie ball.February 8, 2022 at 11:36 am #179860
True, and MLB.com has Baez as #5 and Burleson #11.
Sure hope Baez isn’t another Fletcher. But I don’t think he is.February 8, 2022 at 7:41 pm #179868mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
After Baez got drafted he was interviewed and asked who he
would compare himself to. His answer was Mike Trout. After I heard that, I pretty much wrote him off as a blowhard with an inflated ego. I hope I’m wrong.February 9, 2022 at 7:42 am #179872
Coming in as the no. 8 prospect on The Cardinal Nation’s Top 50 countdown is the #stlcards’ first-round draft pick in 2021 who follows a proven organizational formula. How fast can right-hander Michael McGreevy advance? ($) https://t.co/y1NYspt9Z6 pic.twitter.com/gvN3s3tZvg
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) February 9, 2022February 9, 2022 at 8:09 am #179874stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
McGreevy’s control does remind of Waino, who did allow a lot of hits despite few walks, even in his prime. Hopefully he picks up a little velocity and grows into at least a #2/3.February 9, 2022 at 6:57 pm #179895
The Community had Thompson ahead of McGreevy and I see Brian will too. That guy really took a beating last year.February 9, 2022 at 8:09 pm #179899
Choose your poison. McGreevy was scored upon in six of seven outings that averaged just over an inning each and had an ERA of 9.39.February 10, 2022 at 3:20 am #179902
It will be very interesting to watch them both this year.February 12, 2022 at 7:56 am #179953
The 7th-ranked prospect on The Cardinal Nation’s Top 50 countdown is the #stlcards’ first round draft pick from 2019. Zack Thompson learned through adversity in 2021. Will the lefty be ready for the majors in 2022 and if so, in what role? ($) https://t.co/Ggp4EBFWzs pic.twitter.com/yiM1brhSQd
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) February 12, 2022February 12, 2022 at 12:52 pm #179958gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I had Thompson number 17 in my personal rankings. He was completely overmatched in 2021 although I blame the organization for placing him in Memphis instead of Springfield. Hopefully 2022 is better.February 12, 2022 at 1:31 pm #179962
Many differences of opinion. Thompson fell out of BA’s top 10 Cardinals, but is no. 6 on Law’s new list.February 12, 2022 at 2:18 pm #179964
I kind of wonder if necessity will cause Thompson to get called up without having a been notably competitive in the upper levels, along the lines of Oviedo. Anything like the pitching attrition we have seen will end there, assuming he remains healthy. I was impressed with his ability to answer the bell in Arizona and do well. Optimistically, I hope he turns into the kind of work-a-day starter that takes a load off the rest of the staff. Raking the coals late to fill that role is something I hope we don’t see again this year. Assuming there is a this year. I am good with ranking Thompson ahead of McGreevy, he paid on the mound while McGreevy was coddled.February 13, 2022 at 7:36 am #179974February 13, 2022 at 11:42 am #179978gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
It isn’t official yet but it sure looks like we have a good opportunity to win the Matt Adams trade. Sometimes it takes a few years to determine those things.February 13, 2022 at 8:05 pm #179986
If the DH comes in, I bet we have the cheapest DH in the NL. Tied for cheapest at least.
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