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27. Alexander Fagalde. A control artist who has been great at every level til a late season blip, he should get back on track next year.
28. Jack Ralston. I’m putting him ahead of #29 because I think he has the best shot to remain a starter. He’s probably more a #4/5 guy but he had a stellar debut and could rise through the system quickly.
29. Andre Pallante. Another 2019 draftee, he had a solid debut with a sub 3 ERA, excellent WHIP and good K rate. He may end up a reliever, but has good upside. We desperately need starters and the three draftees (Locey, Ralston and Pallante) plus possibly Logan Gragg could provide a nice gap filler for the organization in a year or two.
30. Justin Toerner. None of these four are “edgy” picks but all four could end up in the big leagues. Toerner had that incredible April but struggled at times. Still, he had a .792 OPS in Palm Beach which is an accomplishment. He’s got an excellent batting eye, as he’s put up solid walk rates in his time with the Cards. He’s got potential to play all the OF spots and has hit fairly well at every stop. He could be a 4th OF down the road, and as a lefty, that gives him an edge. He should start 2019 at Springfield.September 26, 2019 at 9:21 am #108587Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
27- Ralston – Tall with windmill type delivery, throws 92-94, could move fast in relief, however I think they will try him in the rotation. High spin curve, and gets plenty of swings and misses due to his delivery.
28- Pallante – Low 90’s fastball, plus slider, drew lots of soft contact, very good year in minors. Again, will be tried as starter at Peoria most likely.
29- Escobar – Throws 92-94, nice breaking ball, gets plenty of swing a misses. Has closer type stuff, and will likely be challenged at Springfield in 2020. Has closer type stuff.
30- Burgos – He was tearing up DSL until brought stateside with GCL Cards. His stats in DSL reminded me of Nunez’s. Struggled at GCL, which was predictable. Don’t know where he may be placed, Johnson City likely, with an outside chance at Peoria after the weather warms up a bit, a la Nunez and Torres did this season.September 26, 2019 at 9:45 am #108590gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
27. Juan Yepez: I thought Yepez had a very solid year and the organization must have thought so also because he made it from Peoria all the way to Springfield. His numbers aren’t eye popping and he may or may not make it to St. Louis but he is a very steady , above average minor league player and at age 21 he still has time to make a name for himself.
28. Alex Fagalde: He is one of my favorite players in our system. I like overachievers. A former 30th round draft pick without elite stuff just keeps climbing the ranks. He was one of the best pitchers in the FSL then got promoted to Springfield. He had some good starts at AA then got hurt, came back and wasn’t as effective. I predict another solid season in 2020 that will see him go to Memphis. At age 25 time isn’t on his side but don’t be surprised if he doesn’t make it to St. Louis eventually.
29. Brendan Donovan: Donovan flies under the radar and most rankings won’t have him this high but he seems like a very solid player to me. His numbers at Peoria this year were above average and he played almost everyday and even got a small taste of AAA. This system is loaded at 3B so he will need to branch out in order to move up but I think he projects as an adequate utility player at the big league level.
30. Jack Ralston: He was dominant in his 25 innings at State College. Looks like a good candidate to get time in Peoria and Palm Beach in 2020. The question is he a future closer or does he get a chance to start?September 26, 2019 at 10:12 am #108598
30- MendozaSeptember 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm #108619
RAMON MendozaSeptember 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm #108624PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
27. Alexander “The Great”.
28. Juan “Pez” Yepez.
29. Andre “Spike” Pallante.
30. Jack “The Baby Stork” Ralston.September 26, 2019 at 5:25 pm #108670vegasjimParticipantPaid - Annual
30. YepezSeptember 26, 2019 at 5:43 pm #108674BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
27 Evan Mendoza
28 Conner Capel
29 Tommy Parsons
30 Alex FaGaldeSeptember 26, 2019 at 8:01 pm #108689Nigel TParticipantPaid - Three Months
27 John Nagowski
28 Griffin Rorberts
29 Juan Yepez- Twice he has had runs where he dominates with the bat. I believe he can hit, but he has never put it all together. How he is placed relative to Baker will be interesting and telling.
30 Evan Mendoza-I don’t know the extent of the injury, but he seemed intent on getting stronger and developing power. He may have spent a lot of time in the gym or on the couch. Great glove, versatility, and line drive stroke.September 26, 2019 at 11:43 pm #108703Christopher JeskeParticipantPaid - Annual
27. Justin Toerner
28. John Nogowski
29. Juan Yepez
30. Rangel Ravelo (if he’s still eligible… Andy Pallante if he’s not)September 27, 2019 at 12:38 am #108704WileyParticipantFree
27. Andre Pallante
28. Logan Gragg
29. Connor Thomas
30. Jack RalstonSeptember 27, 2019 at 6:11 am #108705
I love voters who think out of the box so congrats to wiley on the Gragg pick. Can you enlighten us anymore on your reasoning?September 27, 2019 at 7:57 am #108721desmetlax12ParticipantFree
30. YepezSeptember 27, 2019 at 8:27 am #108729mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
30. MendozaSeptember 27, 2019 at 11:00 am #108747
30. GingerySeptember 27, 2019 at 11:06 am #108748
Waiting for a couple of super-regularsSeptember 27, 2019 at 11:12 am #108751CardsFanInChiTownParticipantFree
30) Alexander the FagaldeSeptember 28, 2019 at 8:12 am #108956
Calling round 8. Thanks to all of the participants for their staying with us and punctual voting.
#27. Andre Pallante
#28. Jack Ralston
#29. Griffin Roberts
#30. Alex Fagalde
So there are the top 30 participants prospects.
We’ll move on to round 9. #31-#32-#33-#34.September 28, 2019 at 8:14 am #108958
Reminder of the last 4 rounds:
#15. JOHAN OVIEDO
#16. ADOLIS GARCIA
#17. EDMUNDO SOSA
#18. TREJYN FLETCHER
#19. LUKEN BAKER
#20. KODI WHITLEY
#21. JULIO RODRIGUEZ
#22. DELVIN PEREZ
#23. TONY LOCEY
#24. ALVARO SEIJAS
#25. MATEO GIL
#26. RAMON URIAS
#27. ANDRE PALLANTE
#28. JACK RALSTON
#29. GRIFFIN ROBERTS
#30. ALEX FAGALDESeptember 28, 2019 at 8:23 am #108964
I’m counting on 3 of the 4 to have a much better 2020. As for Toerner, I expect him to conquer AA next season.September 28, 2019 at 8:24 am #108965
Kruczynski (or however you spell it)September 28, 2019 at 8:29 am #108967
31. E Mendoza
34. ParsonsSeptember 28, 2019 at 9:18 am #108982
Our top 30 has a pretty good distribution by position but is top heavy by league:
Majority of playing time:
12 AAA, 6 AA, 4 A+, 2 A, 6 A-) (A- = (State college, Johnson City, GCL and DSL)
13 Pitchers (4 AAA,4 AA, 2 A+, 1 A, 2 A-)
3 Catchers (1 AAA, 1 AA, 1 A+)
1 First (A+)
1 Second (AAA)
3 Short (1 AAA, 1 A, 1 A-)
3 Third (1 AA, 1 A+, 1 A-)
6 Outfield ( 3 AAA, 1 AA, 2 A-)
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33. Evan Mendoza
34. ElledgeSeptember 28, 2019 at 10:41 am #108996Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
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