Sandy Alcantara was the only hurler to hit triple digits in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars game. The Cardinals No. 9 prospect struck out two in two scoreless frames and showed a glimpse of his immense potential in the 12th annual game.
Sandy Alcantara, Jordan Hicks and Andrew Knizner represent the Cardinals in the Arizona Fall League’s 12th annual Fall Stars Game tonight at 7 CT. Watch live as the best prospects in the AFL square off on MLB Network and MLB.com.
Busch Stadium will get a tune-up two days before the Cardinals’ 2018 home opener when it hosts a game between the University of Missouri and Missouri State University. First pitch for the April 3 matchup between the two NCAA Division I baseball programs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.
Cardinals prospects made a strong impression in the Arizona Fall League on Friday as outfielder Oscar Mercado, third baseman Edmundo Sosa and catcher Andrew Knizner led the Surprise Saguaros to a 4-1 win over the Salt River Rafters.
After a month spent rebuilding the coaching staff and preparing for the offseason ahead, the Cardinals are now ready to begin actively pursuing the player upgrades they feel are needed to return to the postseason in 2018.
The Cardinals released their 30-game Spring Training schedule for the 2018 season on Thursday, with the team’s slate set to begin on Feb. 23 against the Marlins.
In unpacking the reasons why they fell short of a postseason berth for a second straight year, the Cardinals have not only identified what they lacked on the 2017 roster but also who they may have misjudged.
St. Louis broadcast tradition is represented well on the ballot for the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting. When the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum earlier this week unveiled the eight broadcasters under consideration for induction, four came with ties to the city.
Mike Maddux was named the Cardinals’ new pitching coach on Thursday after a two-year stint in the same role with the Nationals.
Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Cardinals’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by converted center fielder Oscar Mercado.
St. Louis Cardinals catching prospect Andrew Knizner was named the Arizona Fall League Player of the Week on Tuesday.
The Cardinals announced a series of changes to their 2018 coaching staff on Monday. Willie McGee, a special assistant to the general manager who won the World Series with the Cards in 1982 and the National League Most Valuable Player Award in ’85, was added to the Major League coaching staff in an unspecified role.