Cardinals Prospects: A look at a revamped top five list

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Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

5) Magneuris Sierra – Outfielder

Still in the lower levels of the Cardinals farm system, Sierra was a buy-low piece that came out of the Dominican Republic three years’ back that has been a mixed bag so far.

In 2014 with the Rookie-level affiliate, Sierra won the Gulf Cost League batting title (.386) to go along with an impressive .434 on-base percentage and 42 runs in just 52 contests.

In 2015, however, he’s fallen off to some degree, combining to bat just .248/.276/.322 between Rookie-level Johnson City and Class-A Peoria this year. He’s been particularly disappointing since joining the Chiefs in Peoria, posting a 52-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his 51 games, limping to a .466 OPS in the process.

Here’s a bit of the scouting report provided by MLB.com.

"Sierra uses his strong forearms to whip the bat through the strike zone. His swing is flat and geared more toward line drives at this point, but he should produce at least gap power and could be a home run threat if he adds some strength and loft down the road. He uses the entire field and has better plate discipline and pitch recognition than most players his age."

Next: 4) Marco Gonzales

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