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St. Louis Cardinals 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

Bader, Harrison
OF
Cabrera, Génesis
LHP
Carlson, Dylan
OF
Carpenter, Matt
3B/1B
Cecil, BrettLHP
Dean, AustinOF
DeJong, PaulSS
Edman, Tommy
INF/OF
Fernandez, Junior
RHP
Flaherty, Jack
RHP
Fowler, Dexter
OF
Gallegos, Giovanny
RHP
Gant, JohnRHP
Godoy, JoséC
Goldschmidt, Paul, 1b
1B
Gomber, Austin
LHP
Helsley, Ryan
RHP
Herrera, IvanC
Hicks, Jordan
RHP
Hudson, Dakota
RHP
Kim, Kwang Hyun
LHP
Knizner, Andrew
C
Martínez, Carlos
RHP
Mikolas, Miles
RHP
Miller, Andrew
LHP
Miller, BradINF
Molina, YadierC
Nogowski, John
1B
O’Neill, TylerOF
Oviedo, Johan
RHP
Ponce De Leon, Daniel
RHP
Ravelo, Rangel
INF
Reyes, AlexRHP
Sanchez, Ricardo
LHP
Schrock, Max
2B
Sosa, Edmundo
INF
Thomas, Lane
OF
Wainwright, Adam
RHP
Webb, TylerLHP
Whitley, Kodi
RHP
Wieters, MattC
Williams, Justin
OF
Wong, Kolten
2B
Woodford, Jake
RHP

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

One of the game's brightest young catching prospects—Ivan Herrera—stands out for his inclusion. With just 18 games at high Class A (along with a stint in the Arizona Fall League), Herrera made a name for himself as a player with strong potential on both sides of the ball. The rest of the roster is highlighted by the team's No. 1 prospect, OF Dylan Carlson, as well as Nos. 4 and 5 prospects Genesis Cabrera and Ryan Helsley.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

It's a bit of a surprise to see No. 2 prospect Matthew Liberatore, No. 3 prospect Nolan Gorman and No. 7 prospect Zack Thompson left off the list, especially after Thompson struck out nine in three innings in the Grapefruit League. Notably, though, there are just 44 players on this roster, so it's likely that a different group of prospects will be added and sent to the team's Alternate Training Site at some point in the near future.

PARTING THOUGHTS

The Cardinals' initial roster was primarily loaded with players they believe can help in the big leagues this season, which makes sense for a team coming off a division title and an NLCS appearance. Expect to see plenty of Cabrera and Helsley, who pitched in the Cardinals bullpen down the stretch and in the postseason last year, as well as Carlson, who should force his way into the outfield mix at some point.

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