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2022 St. Louis Cardinals Top MLB Prospects

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Trades for both Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt thinned the Cardinals farm system, but there's reason to believe its in the midst of bouncing back. Behind Jordan Walker and Nolan Gorman, St. Louis' system blends upside and proximity to go along with prospect variety.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in St. Louis' system as it enters 2022.

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Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.

PROJECTED 2025 LINEUP

Catcher: Ivan Herrera (25)
First Base: Jordan Walker (23)
Second Base: Nolan Gorman (25)
Third Base: Nolan Arenado (34)
Shortstop: Paul DeJong (31)
Left Field: Tyler O'Neill (30)
Center Field: Harrison Bader (31)
Right Field: Dylan Carlson (26)
Designated Hitter: Paul Goldschmidt (37)

No. 1 Starter: Jack Flaherty (29)
No. 2 Starter: Dakota Hudson (30)
No. 3 Starter: Matthew Liberatore (25)
No. 4 Starter: Steven Matz (34)
No. 5 Starter: Michael McGreevy (25)
Closer: Alex Reyes (30)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to St. Louis' Top 10, click here.

BEST TOOLS

Best Hitter for Average: Juan Yepez
Best Power Hitter: Jordan Walker
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Lars Nootbaar
Fastest Baserunner: Masyn Winn
Best Athlete: Masyn Winn
Best Fastball: Edwin Nunez
Best Curveball: Michael McGreevy
Best Slider: Seth Elledge
Best Changeup: Matthew Liberatore
Best Control: Michael McGreevy
Best Defensive Catcher: Julio Rodriguez
Best Defensive Infielder: Delvin Perez
Best Infield Arm: Masyn Winn
Best Defensive Outfielder: Tre Fletcher
Best Outfield Arm: Joshua Baez

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