Cardinals Prospects: A look at a revamped top five list

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Mar 12, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Stephen Piscotty (91) catches a fly against the New York Mets in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

2) Stephen Piscotty – Infielder/Outfielder

Given he’s already with St. Louis, Piscotty’s time on this list will soon be coming to a close.

That being said, the former 2012 first-round pick of the Cardinals has made his impact felt at every level of the Minors on his way to the big leagues.

This season with Triple-A Memphis, Piscotty batted .272/.366/.475 after struggling in the early going. However, he found his stroke, belting 11 long-balls before earning the call-up to St. Louis in late July.

Since joining the Cardinals, Piscotty has been white-hot, as evidenced by his .345/.394/.448 triple-slash entering play Saturday. Sure, it’s only 10 games, but it’s a nice start to a Major League career – especially given the Cards have him playing all over the diamond.

"Piscotty rarely swings and misses, controlling the strike zone and exhibiting fine plate coverage while hitting line drives from gap to gap. He has the size and strength to hit perhaps 25 homers per year if he focuses on power, but his approach favors hard contact and might yield closer to half that amount."

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