September 28, 2019 at 10:48 am #108997
I still have 3 more pitchers drafted in 2019 high on my list. I just wish I knew which of them the Cardinals FO will move to the bullpen. The only one I am not high on is Thomas , which unless his fastball has an uptick I see him as a LOOGY.September 28, 2019 at 11:24 am #109009
31. Yuan Yepez
32. Brandon Donovan
33. Yariel Gonzalez
34. Brady WhalenSeptember 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm #109035BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
31. Evan Mendoza
32. Conner Capel
33. Tommy Parsons
34. Seth ElledgeSeptember 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm #109038WileyParticipantFree
31. Logan Gragg – Dominated as a reliever in SC, so they promoted him to Peoria where he was put into the rotation. In eight starts he had a 3.38era with a K per inning.
32. Connor Thomas
33. Justin Toerner
34. Tommy ParsonsSeptember 28, 2019 at 6:58 pm #109053Christopher JeskeParticipantPaid - Annual
31. Justin Toerner
32. John Nogowski
33. Juan Yepez
34. Rangel RaveloSeptember 29, 2019 at 7:54 am #109245grenadier1ParticipantPaid - Three Months
31. Tommy Parsons – Not going to beat a dead horse, but really, if you like Fagalde, you should love Parsons. Feel good story with a little better stuff in my opinion. I think he didn’t trust/command his offspeed stuff enough in AA and got into some trouble. If he’s able to get back on track and cut down on the homers by trusting his stuff he’ll take off next year and be the next Cardinals “devil magic” pitcher.
32. Rangel Ravelo – Another guy who should be on the bench now taking most of Jose Martinez’s ABs. Good bench bat with power who is what he is at this point. I like this guy and hope he gets every chance to stay in the show next year.
33. Seth Elledge – Pitching well in the AFL and just needs the consistency to be a legit candidate to break camp with the big club next year. Likely another year in Memphis as there is no rush to add him to the 40 man and start his clock. Likely a high leverage reliever who could profile as a back of the bullpen guy at some point, though I don’t think he beats out Hicks, Helsley, or Fernandez for that role anytime soon. Still really good odds to be an impact reliever and that’s pretty good depth to have this deep in your system.
34. Austin Warner – Toss up for relatively soft tossing lefty who makes it to the big leagues and confounds guys between Warner, Kruczynski, and Gingery. Gingery has the best pitch, but injuries knock him down a little until he can pitch again. Krucynski got hit around this year so that leaves Warner as the what have you done for me lately candidate. Pitched really well in AA which is a separator. If he can stick in Memphis next year and perform, that says a lot about his future. Maybe a back end of the rotation lefty or maybe a AAAA guy. Either way a good piece to have in your system.September 29, 2019 at 10:06 am #109255CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Grenadier, what is it about Ravelo’s .205/.256/.410 slash line makes you think he should be taking playing AB’s from Martinez?September 29, 2019 at 11:41 am #109262SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
Pedro Pages is in my next groupSeptember 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm #109453grenadier1ParticipantPaid - Three Months
Carioca, May be a bit of fatigue for Martinez honestly. The slash line you reference for Ravelo in his 39 big league ABs is a pretty small sample at this point but looking back over their career minors numbers they both show well above average numbers at the plate by wRC+. Remarkably similar to my eye (granted I’m on my phone at the airport waiting for my flight to Korea so the numbers are smaller.) I will admit I based that comment was a little more on gut feeling than numbers. I was surprised that Martinez has been a league average hitter this year. I think Ravelo is a bit more useful in the field to my eye, but overall I think their value on the bench is a wash after looking a little deeper in the stats. So to answer your question I guess personal preference and a little artistic license bordering on hyperbole.September 29, 2019 at 11:03 pm #109455PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Sweet response, Grenadier!
31. Yuan “Pez” Yepez
32. Pedro “Pepe” Pages (pronounced “Pa-hayes”)
33. Rangel “Ravy” Ravelo
34. Tommy “The Tarantula” Parsons – Alexander Fagalde lite……but this still bodes very well for the young man. We’ll see him in St. Louis one day.September 30, 2019 at 7:21 am #109464stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
31. Justin Toerner. As mentioned before, he can play all three OF spots and has a penchant for quality at bats. His left handed profile gives him at least a puncher’s chance of making it to the big leagues some day.
32. Yariel Gonzalez. He can do a bit of everything for the baby Birds. He’s a little old for a prospect, but he has such versatility, getting a few starts at 1B, 2B, SS, 3B and LF this year. His .803 OPS at Springfield was very solid.
33. Rangel Ravelo. He’s already in St Louis and might be the next Like Voit. It’s hard to see him getting a full shot with Goldy around so he could be trade bait or maybe he takes over the Jmart role next year as pinch hitter and RF/1B type. His on base percentages have always been solid.
34. Ludwin “The Magnificent” Jimenez. He followed up his age 16 debut in the DSL by coming to America this year and making a name for himself all over again. The stats may not wow you at first glance, but for a 17 year old they were impressive nonetheless. He was second in the Gulf Coast League in innings pitched and strikeouts. He even made a couple of moonlight appearances in Palm Beach and held his own in the first (it was rained out, unfortunately, before he could gather official stats but he’d allowed one run in 4 IP). His fastball doesn’t have the velocity quite yet to see the big jump in his status, but I think it happens soon and he will rocket up the prospect rankings. I’m still on record as saying he throws the next Cardinals no hitter sometime in 2023.September 30, 2019 at 11:14 am #109500
Waiting for the usual suspects. The voting in this round is very close and we’re starting to see a lot of new names being mentioned. 22 players have gotten votes in this round so far.September 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm #109512mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
31. Edgar Escobar – He could get a lot more attention next season. WHIP 1.04, SO9 11.
32. Rangel Ravelo
33. Juan Yepez
34. Justin ToernerSeptember 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm #109516mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Steven Gingery got almost double his 4th round slot value ($825K) even though recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2018. He was out all of 2018. And he was still unable to pitch in 2019. Does anybody know what happened to him? Did his TJ not work out, or did he just need an extra season to get stronger?
2019 would have effectively been his first season since he was still recovering from TJ during all of 2018. The Cardinals, for the most part, seem to follow a program of strengthening a pitcher in the pitcher’s first year.
September 30, 2019 at 3:12 pm #109526
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Gingery pitched one time late in the season for the GCL.September 30, 2019 at 3:44 pm #109529desmetlax12ParticipantFree
34. Brendan DonovanOctober 1, 2019 at 9:46 am #109589
Last call for top-50 prospects round 9.October 2, 2019 at 10:03 am #109710
Round 9 saw many new names and included 22 different prospects mentioned. The balloting was very close and the results are:
#31. JUAN YEPEZ
#32. JUSTIN TOERNER
#33. EVAN MENDOZA
#34. RANGEL RAVELOOctober 2, 2019 at 10:03 am #109711
Round 10 – #35-#36-#37-#38 will kick off now and this is the list from the last three rounds.
#23. TONY LOCEY
#24. ALVARO SEIJAS
#25. MATEO GIL
#26. RAMON URIAS
#27. ANDRE PALLANTE
#28. JACK RALSTON
#29. GRIFFIN ROBERTS
#30. ALEX FAGALDE
#31. JUAN YEPEZ
#32. JUSTIN TOERNER
#33. EVAN MENDOZA
#34. RANGEL RAVELOOctober 2, 2019 at 10:12 am #109712CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
CapelOctober 2, 2019 at 10:15 am #109713Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
35. Connor Capel OF
36.Brendan Donovan 3B
37. Seth Elledge P
38. Roel Ramirez POctober 2, 2019 at 10:19 am #109715
38- ElledgeOctober 2, 2019 at 10:43 am #109720
One clarification, I think his last name is spelled Yepez.October 2, 2019 at 10:44 am #109721
35. Brendan Donovan
36. Yariel Gonzalez
37. Brady Whalen
38. Leandro CedenoOctober 2, 2019 at 11:08 am #109724flood21ParticipantPaid - Three Months
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