2021 St. Louis Cardinals Top MLB Prospects
By J.J Cooper
St. Louis has consistently had one of the strongest farm systems in the NL Central for years. Can this crop of players help fix an offense that has struggled for the last two seasons? Here are the Top 10 names to know in the system.
We are taking questions ahead of our Cardinals chat at 2 p.m. ET., which you can submit here.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Ivan Herrera (24)
First Base: Jordan Walker (22)
Second Base: Tommy Edman (29)
Third Base: Nolan Gorman (24)
Shortstop: Paul DeJong (30)
Left Field: Tyler O'Neill (29)
Center Field: Harrison Bader (30)
Right Field: Dylan Carlson (25)
Designated Hitter: Paul Goldschmidt (36)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to St. Louis' Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Dylan Carlson
Best Power Hitter: Nolan Gorman
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: John Nogowski
Fastest Baserunner: Lane Thomas
Best Athlete: Masyn Winn
Best Fastball: Edwin Nunez
Best Curveball: Zack Thompson
Best Slider: Johan Oviedo
Best Changeup: Kwang-Hyun Kim
Best Control: Kodi Whitley
Best Defensive Catcher: Julio Rodriguez
Best Defensive Infielder: Delvin Perez
Best Infield Arm: Masyn Winn
Best Defensive Outfielder: Lane Thomas
Best Outfield Arm: Jhon Torres