St. Louis Cardinals 2010 Minor League Review
Overall farm rankings via Baseball America (2010)
2010 (29) | 2009 (8) | 2008 (13) | 2007 (23) | 2006 (21) | 2005 (30) | 2004 (28)

Record of Major and Minor League Teams
MLB: [86 – 76] NL Central
AAA: [82 – 62] Pacific Coast League – Memphis
AA: [76 – 64] Texas League – Springfield
A+: [75 – 65] Florida State League – Palm Beach
A: [83 – 55] Midwest League – Quad-Cities
A(ss): [45 – 29] New York – Pennsylvania League – Batavia
R: [42 – 24] Appalachian League – Johnson City
R: [28 – 28] Gulf Coast League

The Run Down

Strictly speaking, the Cardinals had some good, if not great production from a few rookies this year. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

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For the frequent readers and commenters of my weekly installments of Scouting the Unknown, I am retiring them until this spring. Now, it’s time for the Minor League Reviews.  For those of you who had Grey’s articles and advice to keep your attention away from my articles, during this fall and winter, I will have your undivided attention on Wednesday; well, almost undivided attention – you could always scroll down to Grey’s article, or ask Grey in my article too. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Rudy Owens | LHP-SP | Pittsburgh Pirates | D.o.B: 12-18-87 | 6’3” | 215 lbs | B/T: L/L | 28th rd, 2006 from C.C. | PIT #9 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

I’ve been waiting to write about Rudy Owens since this offseason when I mentioned him in the Pirates 2009 Minor League Review. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Matt Moore | LHP – SP | Tampa Bay Rays | DoB: 6-18-1989 | 6’2” | 200 lbs | B/T: L/L | 8th rd, 2008 from H.S | TB #4 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

Currently considered a steal in the eight round, Moore has dominated the lower minors with his 90 to 94 MPH fastball with sinking action, a sick-nasty curve, and an above average circle changeup with screwball-like action. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

If you didn’t notice, last week there was an announcement for my Top 50 Fantasy Baseball Prospects. Drop a comment or two here regarding it, if there’s questions, omissions and the like. Now onto this week’s Scouting the Unknown.

Kyle Gibson | RHP – SP | Minnesota Twins | DOB: 10-23-87 | 6’6” | 208 lbs | B/T: R/R | 1st rd, pk #22, 2009 (College) | MIN #3 ranked prospected according to Baseball America | MiLB Player Page

He fell in the 2009 draft because of a stress fracture he suffered while pitching at Missouri; Keith Law saw him as a top 10 to 12 pick talent before the injury. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?