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Prospects Leading the Way in Cardinals Spring Training

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Prospects Leading the Way in Cardinals Spring Training

The Cardinals spring training hasn’t gotten off to a perfect start, but there have been several positives.  Maybe the most exciting of which, has been the success of some young prospects.  Luke Voit, Randy Arozarena, Jose Adolis Garcia, and Yairo Munoz have led the way in the Cardinals spring training so far, as they all fight for roster spots when camp breaks.

Luke Voit

By now, most Cardinal fans know the name Luke Voit.  He’s the hometown kid from St. Louis who made his big league debut last season and had some success, while collecting bonuses from his grandma for every homerun he hit.  He hasn’t hit any homeruns yet during the Cardinals spring training, but he has been the most productive player on the roster.  Voit is slashing .462/.533/.615, with two walks, two doubles, two runs, and four runs batted in, in 13 at-bats.  He’s also been getting some time in left field, even after the Adams fiasco last season, which may help make his case for making the big league team to start the season.  His regular position is first base, but the Cardinals look for Matt Carpenter to hold that down, though Voit could beat out Martinez for the backup role.

Randy Arozarena

Arozarena has been one of the bigger surprises of the Cardinals spring training.  He is in just his second year with the Cards and despite being a notable prospect, no one expected him to have this kind of spring.  In 12 at-bats, Arozarena has slashed .333/.385/.583 with one home run, two runs batted in, two runs, and one walk.

Jose Adolis Garcia

Sporting the nickname JAG, Garcia is one guy who’s spring success doesn’t necessarily come as a shock.  He is one of the Cardinals best outfield prospects, with a great arm, good speed, good power, and great natural ability.  To this point of the Cardinals spring training, JAG has slashed .400/.538/.800 with one home run, four runs batted in, one double, three runs scored, and two walks.  He is making a really good push for the fourth outfield spot while Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill are struggling early on in the spring season.

Yairo Munoz

Munoz was one of the additions in the Stephen Piscotty trade early in the offseason.  He is a solid young shortstop who is having a very good spring so far.  Munoz is another guy who maybe wasn’t expected to have this type of success, but definitely had the potential.  Playing in three games, he has slashed .400/.400/.500 with one double, one run batted in, one run scored, and one stolen base.

More Information

If you want to read a little more about these four guys or any other prospects you’ve been watching during the Cardinals spring training, be sure to check out my top 55 Cardinals prospect list here.