The Cardinal Nation’s Local Minor League Reporters – 2019

With the St. Louis Cardinals four full-season minor league clubs having officially taken the fields for the first time in 2019 this past Thursday evening, April 4, The Cardinal Nation is bringing you along via our local reporting coverage that will continue all season and into the fall.

Every day is Minor League Day here! As we have for well over a decade, TCN remains your one-stop home for St. Louis Cardinals system-wide information – headlined by a team of reporters actually at the games!

Our writers live in the cities where their Cardinals affiliate clubs are located and work as credentialed media at their local ballparks. They share their first-hand insight with members on an immediate basis for breaking news and on a regular schedule for in-depth reports.

No reason to settle for less

Derek Shore

Our 2019 reporters for the Cardinals’ four full-season clubs are experienced reporters and writers – Frank Ramirez for Triple-A Memphis, Derek Shore at Double-A Springfield, Blake Newberry covering A-Advanced Palm Beach and Satchel Perlowski at Class-A Peoria. All except Shore, who also covers prospects with a scouting orientation, are new to the team this year.

Each week, The Cardinal Nation members can read locally-sourced team-centric notebooks. Our reporters will give you the scoop directly from the ballpark on what is happening with their club: player movement, role changes, injuries, who is hot and not and more – far beyond what you can learn from simply reading box scores and following tweets and blog posts.

With the start of full-season ball, weekly eyewitness reports from our minor league correspondents will return on Tuesday, April 9, available exclusively to TCN members on the following schedule.

  • Tuesday: Peoria Chiefs Notebook by Satchel Perlowski
  • Wednesday: Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook by Blake Newberry
  • Thursday: Springfield Cardinals Notebook by Derek Shore
  • Friday: Memphis Redbirds Notebook by Frank Ramirez

There’s more!

Once short-season ball begins in mid-June, our local reporters in State College, Johnson City and in the Gulf Coast League will again kick into gear as well, giving you, the subscriber, unequalled end-to-end first-hand coverage of the Cardinals system here in the US.

Their reports will first appear in late June on this schedule.

  • Saturday: State College Spikes Notebook by Nick Mazone
  • Sunday: Johnson City Cardinals Notebook by Cole Sams
  • Monday: Gulf Coast League Cardinals Notebook by Paul Ivice

Every game recapped each morning

Of course, you don’t have to wait a week to find out what is happening across the organization. Each morning, our minor league notebooks, recapping all the scores and results around the entire Cardinals system, are again being made available to readers.

Written by long-time TCN staffers Leonda Markee and Marilyn Green and joined by respected forum poster Bob Reed, they highlight the previous day’s action and preview the upcoming starting pitchers every morning all season long.

These daily reports are always free.

As player movement and injuries occur, The Cardinal Nation will report on them immediately – not only with the basic information, but also the implications to the players and rosters.

Draft coverage continues

Leading up to and following the June 3-5, 2019 First-Year Player Draft, TCN draft analyst Scott Schook will continue to provide his commentary on the newest Cardinals and those who might be.

Updated prospect rankings

Also back for 2019 will be our popular Monthly Cardinals Prospect List Updates, again exclusively for TCN members. The top risers and fallers in the organization will be analyzed each month during the season, along with the naming of our system-wide Pitchers and Players of the Month.

As always, TCN’s publisher and editor Brian Walton will log extensive travel miles crisscrossing the system this season. It began in January with Instructional League camp and Winter Warm-Up, then spring training and will continue to extended spring training and Palm Beach in a few weeks, to fall ball in the Arizona Fall League and the Cardinals full- and short-season clubs in between!

Get your Cardinals minor league information from the team that sets the standard for end-to-end, first-hand coverage of the entire organization. To read more about The Cardinal Nation’s staff members, click on the box below.

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To see the Cardinals’ entire system by level and position on one page along with every player transaction for every club all year long, check out the always-current Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation. It has been updated for the regular season and is accessible from the same menu as the team rosters.

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