Post-Draft St. Louis Cardinals 2020 Top 50 Prospect Rankings

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Normally, The Cardinal Nation features monthly in-season updates to our St. Louis Cardinals top 50 prospect list. However, with no minor league games being played in 2020, there has been no reason to make adjustments – until this month’s First-Year Player Draft.

During the annual event, held on June 10-11 and limited to five rounds, the Cardinals made seven selections. In our placement of the new draftees into our existing top 50, we are assuming for now that all will be signed.

Our process was for TCN analyst Derek Shore and me to separately place the draftees into the site top 50 for 2020, which we had developed during the off-season. Our two scores for each draft pick were averaged and that spot was where the players were placed on the overall list. (In one case, a tie was broken by the best individual ranking.)

As you can imagine, a lot of thought went into our individual rankings – and there were some significant differences of opinion. The first six draftees made the new top 50.

Following for all readers are the basics – the rankings themselves.  The new and old lists are presented side by side, with the draftees’ names in bold.

Rk New top 50 Prior 
1 Dylan Carlson Dylan Carlson
2 Nolan Gorman Nolan Gorman
3 Matthew Liberatore Matthew Liberatore
4 Elehuris Montero Elehuris Montero
5 Andrew Knizner Andrew Knizner
6 Ivan Herrera Ivan Herrera
7 Jordan Walker Zack Thompson
8 Zack Thompson Jake Woodford
9 Jake Woodford Angel Rondon
10 Angel Rondon Junior Fernandez
11 Junior Fernandez Genesis Cabrera
12 Masyn Winn Jhon Torres
13 Genesis Cabrera Malcom Nuñez
14 Jhon Torres Johan Oviedo
15 Malcom Nuñez Justin Williams
16 Johan Oviedo Trejyn Fletcher
17 Justin Williams Edmundo Sosa
18 Trejyn Fletcher open
19 Tink Hence Luken Baker
20 Edmundo Sosa Kodi Whitley
21 Luken Baker Julio Rodriguez
22 Kodi Whitley Alvaro Seijas
23 Julio Rodriguez Griffin Roberts
24 Alvaro Seijas Tony Locey
25 Griffin Roberts Mateo Gil
26 Tony Locey open
27 Mateo Gil Andre Pallante
28 Andre Pallante Jack Ralston
29 Jack Ralston Alex FaGalde
30 Alex FaGalde Justin Toerner
31 Ian Bedell Seth Elledge
32 Alec Burleson Evan Mendoza
33 Justin Toerner Delvin Perez
34 Seth Elledge Rangel Ravelo
35 Levi Prater Steven Gingery
36 Evan Mendoza Edgar Escobar
37 Delvin Perez Conner Capel
38 Rangel Ravelo Tommy Parsons
39 Steven Gingery Brendan Donovan
40 Edgar Escobar Juan Yepez
41 Conner Capel Evan Kruczynski
42 Tommy Parsons John Nogowski
43 Brendan Donovan Pedro Pages
44 Juan Yepez Francisco Justo
45 Evan Kruczynski Max Schrock
46 John Nogowski Kramer Robertson
47 Pedro Pages Ludwin Jimenez
48 Francisco Justo Patrick Romeri
49 Max Schrock Brady Whalen
50 Kramer Robertson Bryan Dobzanski
off Ludwin Jimenez
off Patrick Romeri
off Brady Whalen
off Bryan Dobzanski

For much, much more

For those who are members of The Cardinal Nation (and we greatly appreciate your ongoing support), Derek and I have explained the whys and wherefores of our placements in significant detail in the following article.

Placing Cardinals 2020 Draftees Among the System’s Top 50 Prospects

For more

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As more signings are announced and roster information evolves, it will be noted on team rosters (located via the ROSTERS/PLAYERS/MOVES menu in the left column) as well as on the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation. The latter source also is tracking the status of all draftees and non-drafted free agent signings.

To go deeper on the Cardinals draft class and the free agents signed following, check out the following free articles:

Cardinals Select Jordan Walker in 2020 MLB Draft’s First Round

St. Louis Cardinals Pick Six to Conclude 2020 Draft

St. Louis Cardinals Augment 2020 Draft with Free Agents

Cardinals Continue Non-Drafted Free Agent Signings

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