The St. Louis Cardinals have drafted and developed at an elite level over the last few seasons, and now have a bunch of exciting prospects.
The St. Louis Cardinals find themselves in the thick of a division title race and may be positioning themselves now as a dark horse contender for the 2022 World Series. With vastly improved starting pitching, two MVP candidates in the middle of the order in Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, and a great mix of young and veteran talent, the Cardinals have the pieces to win right now.
And yet, when you look at the future of this organization, it’s likely that their true window for World Series contention is in 2023 and beyond. Yes, the team could make a magical run down the stretch and win a championship this season, but the front office has positioned this club to not just be a team to watch in future seasons, but one of the teams to beat come October.
One of the biggest reasons this is the case is the elite farm system that has been forming in recent seasons. The major league core in St. Louis, outside of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, and possibly Adam Wainwright, are not going anywhere, and yet the club has top level prospects that they can add to the mix as early as 2023.
The arrivals of players like Nolan Gorman, Brendan Donovan, and Juan Yepez has taken the club a step further in 2022, and there are still a list of names in the Cardinals system who can make similar, if not larger, impacts upon their call ups to St. Louis. While there are a lot of names to choose from, here are the five prospects that should get St. Louis fans most excited.