St. Louis Cardinals: Edmundo Sosa promoted to Memphis
By Trevor Hooth
St. Louis Cardinals infield prospect Edmundo Sosa has been promoted to Triple A Memphis.
In order to make room for Edmundo Sosa, a fellow top prospect has been sent to Double A. Ramon Urias, who sits as the 29th prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, is heading to Springfield.
Sosa is the Cardinals 11th ranked prospect, and he is on the 40 man roster. St. Louis signed the infielder during the same international signing period where they secured the services of Alex Reyes and Magneuris Sierra. I do miss Mags. Anyway, Sosa will be the last of the group to debut in the big leagues.
The 22 year old has made massive strides in his development since the start of last season. Before that, he would bounce around between Rookie and A ball. In 2017, he finally found his way to Springfield, even though it was brief. He played for Springfield one in one game in June.
This season, he spent 67 games with the St. Louis Cardinals Double A affiliate. Sosa accumulated 17 doubles and seven homers while hitting .276. This will be his first taste of Triple A, and as we’ve seen, good things happen in Memphis.
MLB Pipeline gives Sosa a shot at being an everyday shortstop if everything clicks. Until then, he will have the ability to play multiple positions and be a utility man. It seems like some things are coming together this year, and he is still only 22 years old.
His ETA is 2019. But he could debut this year. It would likely take some injuries for it to happen before September, however, he is on the 40 man. If an opening comes up on an infield spot, and the St. Louis Cardinals need someone to fill it, Sosa is an easy option.
It is always fun when top prospects move up in an organization. Sosa is now one step closer to St. Louis, and we could see him sooner than we realize. A well earned promotion, and I hope to see nothing but good things.