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St. Louis Cardinals Top 20 Prospects

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TOP 20 PROSPECTS

  1. Anthony Reyes, RHP, Grade B+
  2. Colby Rasmus, OF, B+
  3. Cody Haerther, OF, B+
  4. Tyler Greene, SS, B-
  5. Adam Wainwright, RHP, B-
  6. Mark McCormick, RHP, B-
  7. Nick Stavinoha, OF, B-
  8. Bryan Anderson, C, B-
  9. Travis Hanson, 3B, C+
  10. Chris Lambert, RHP, C+
  11. Juan Mateo, RHP, C+
  12. Stuart Pomeranz, RHP, C+
  13. Eric Haberer, LHP, C+
  14. Tyler Herron, RHP, C+
  15. Nick Webber, RHP, C+
  16. Mark Worrell, RHP, C+
  17. A.J. Van Slyke, OF, C+
  18. Mike Parisi, RHP, C+
  19. Tyler Johnson, LHP, C
  20. Rick Ankiel, OF, C
An improving system, with growing depth in interesting pitchers.

I'm very intrigued with the bat of catching prospect Bryan Anderson. He may have to switch positions, but his hitting should carry forward.

A lot of these C+ guys are interchangeable, so don't get too worked up because one guy is at 12 and another at 18.

I saw A.J. Van Slyke play a lot of college ball, and I think he will hit.

Rick Ankiel. . .should we regard him as a prospect? I put him in the book due to popular demand, and I do think he can contribute as a bat off the bench.

Blake Hawksworth is at 21. He's a Grade C until he can prove he can stay healthy.