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*Trade Targets: Minor Moves

Over the past couple of weeks, I've looked at who the Cardinals could target in the pitching and position player markets that would be considered "Holliday Tier"-type moves, per Craig's excellent...

DFR: Pitching Day!

Affiliates go 4-4 on Thursday with a few standout pitching performances and some anemic offense. It was all about the low minors pitchers last night.

Trade Targets: Impact Position Players

The position player market is as thin as I can remember it being in at least a decade, mostly because so few teams are completely out of the playoff race as we enter July. The Cardinals are also...

DFR: Joe Kelly Rehabs, Rob Kaminsky impresses

Affiliates go 3-3 on the day with the low minors carrying the upper levels yet again.

Sam Freeman and Solidifying the Bullpen


When Kevin Siegriest went down 6 weeks ago and Jason Motte struggled in this first few weeks back from Tommy John surgery, the bullpen looked like a weakness that John Mozeliak would have to...

DFR: Edmundo Sosa homers


Affiliates go 5-3 on the day.

*Rookie League Players to Watch

From Johnson City to the GCL, here are the players to keep an eye on this summer at the rookie league level of the minors. I reserve the right to be wrong about 75% of these guys by the end of the...

DFR: Katz goes Krazy!


Affiliates go 4-2 on the day with Memphis and the southern rookie leagues getting rained out.

Trade Targets Not Named David or Clifton

The two guys mentioned in the headline have gotten most of the trade scuttlebutt around VEB lately and for good reason: They're two of the best pitchers in baseball over the last five seasons. But...

*State College Spikes Preview


Short season baseball is now in full swing, so here's a list of players to keep an eye on when combing over boxscores or Daily Farm Reports from the Cardinals' Penn League affiliate.

VEB Knowledge Nest: Scouting Pitchers

I haven't done one of these for a while, but with the short season and rookie leagues starting up this week there will be more than enough of this jargon flying around and the possibility of some...

DFR: Johnson City makes a big debut


Affiliates for 3-3 on the day.

*Breaking down the Tsunamy

Carlos Martinez got his first big league start of 2014 last night and showed some absolutely electric stuff.

DFR: Taveras, Cooney perform well, McKinney debuts


Affiliates go 2-2 on the day. Springfield lost in the 10th inning, Peoria won in the 10th inning, and State College couldn't muster a run until the 9th in their 8-2 loss.

The 2014 Draft Tracker + News & Notes

Really, just a bunch of stuff that doesn't fit into it's own post.

DFR: Three solid SP outings; Pham has 3 more hits

Affiliates go 2-3 on the day, including a pair of 7 inning losses by the Peoria Chiefs, who just can't seem to get any kind of consistency on offense. Much like the big club, in fact.

*Draft Day 2: College Edition

The Cardinals focused on right handed pitching in the first day of the draft and left the second day with a half dozen more college players to round out their draft pool.

Farm Inventory: Relief Pitchers

A big strength of the Cardinals organization in recent years has been the ability of the farm to turn out above average relief pitching and place it in the major league bullpen.

*Farm Inventory: Starting Pitchers

Another strong, deep group of prospects for the Cardinals with plenty of both upside and ready-to-contribute arms. This is one area where the current scouting department and talent evaluation group...

Farm Inventory: Outfielders


Had I put this up last Monday, there would have been so much more talent to talk about. We've discussed Taveras and Grichuk ad nauseum, it's time for a good look at everyone else at the deepest position in the current Cardinal farm system.

*Farm Inventory, Shortstop


This is as talented a field of SS I've seen in the Cardinals organization in quite some time. There's no superstar talents in this mix, but there's certainly a couple of future MLB regulars at the...

*Oscar Taveras, everyone. OSCAR TAVERAS!!!

The Cardinals called up top prospect Oscar Taveras last night, sending Matt Adams to the DL. Future Redbirds goes in depth on the move, the players, and the subsequent roster machinations going...

DFR: Cooney takes a no hitter into the ninth

Affiliates go 4-1 on the day, with Memphis completing the half inning of the game preserved from Wednesday night before blanking Iowa again behind a dominant outing from Tim Cooney.

*Farm Inventory: Second Basemen


The keystone is an interesting position for the Cardinals from a talent perspective. A good chunk of solid talent in the low minors that needs to be culled a bit yet, and some very high profile...

Farm Inventory, Third Basemen


Remember how bad first base was in terms of farm talent? Well, third base is worse. Much worse.

DFR: Memphis outfielders punish Mr. Rawlings

Affiliates go 3-1 on the day, with the only loss being Peoria who got shut out. Again. Fourteen runs on Tuesday, zero runs on Wednesday, such is life as a Chief this season.

*Draft Preview, Farm Inventory: First Basemen


As part of our 2014 Amateur Draft Preview, Future Redbirds will be taking an inventory of current talent at each position in the Cardinals minor league system.

DFR: Cooney & Blair get roughed up; Farm goes 0-4

Affiliates go 0-4 on the day and a couple of pitching prospect hopefuls get beat up badly by the long ball.

DFR: Marco's command struggles, Herrera impresses


Affiliates go 3-1 on the day behind some excellent pitching performances, all by non-prospects.

*Farm Inventory: Catchers

Taking stock of the current crop of catching prospects.

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