Shelby Miller started the season as the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect and ranked as a top 10 prospect in baseball. But as the season has progressed, it appears that he’s regressed. Granted, he’s on his first stop in Triple A, the Pacific Coast League is a hitters league, and he’s young for the league.
There really isn’t a reason for the struggles, based off his history. What has gone wrong? Continue reading →
I’ve been looking at the total runs that the Cardinals have scored and allowed to see if there are trends that impact the team. You can see from the numbers that there is a certain line where the team goes from winning to losing. Continue reading →
Now that the draft has finished and we’ve seen the Cardinals plan, what do I think of some of the players. Overall, I am a lot more happy about the draft than I was at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. I questioned a lot of the picks they made during the first 11 rounds. Sure I was happy that Michael Wacha fell to 19, but that was completely off-set by my lack of pleasure in James Ramsey. I explained a little insite into why the Cardinals took Ramsey yesterday, but I’m still not very happy about the pick. Continue reading →
First off, I want to explain the changes to the draft and how it looks like it impacted the Cardinals.
The collective bargaining agreement changed the draft this year. Each team has a bonus pool they can spend from for the first 10 rounds. If they exceed the amount allotted, they will be taxed on the overage and potentially lose draft picks over the next 2 years. Analysts weren’t sure on how teams would react. Continue reading →