Cardinals Minors: A look at the top arms down on the farm

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Jun 14, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; The St. Louis Cardinals grounds crew members cover the field during a rain delay in the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Weaver

If you remember right, Weaver was selected in the first round of the amateur draft last season.

Many have talked about Weaver’s poise and readiness coming out of a great school in Florida State University. He has performed according to expectations so far this season and surprisingly has not yet be promoted from Single-A Palm Beach.

In 14 outings this year spanning 74 frames, the right-hander has pitched to an eye-popping 1.95 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, averaging just under eight strikeouts per nine.

Just like Reyes, his win-loss record (5-5) does not even come close to accurately demonstrating the success he’s enjoyed for the Cardinals’ High-A team this year.

Also similar to Reyes, he’s been solid in not issuing walks or allowing the long-ball, walking just 13 and allowing only two homers this year, showing he has good command and control of his arsenal.

As noted above, I find it very surprising that he has not yet been promoted and I would expect him to get the call-up to Springfield before the year ends. I don’t necessarily see him making it up to Memphis this season as he has pitchers in front of him that will be taking up those spots.

Next: Alex Reyes