These are the 5 Most Exciting St. Louis Cardinals Prospects

Jul 15, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt (83) and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and chairman Bill DeWitt Jr and general manager Mike Girsch introduce Shildt as the interim manager during a press conference at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 15, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt (83) and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and chairman Bill DeWitt Jr and general manager Mike Girsch introduce Shildt as the interim manager during a press conference at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Hooks’ Shay Whitcomb attempts to tag Springfield Cardinal’s Masyn Winn out at second base during the game on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.
Hooks’ Shay Whitcomb attempts to tag Springfield Cardinal’s Masyn Winn out at second base during the game on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi. /

SS Maysn Winn

Drafted as a two-way prospect in the 2020 MLB draft, Maysn Winn has made the full time commitment to shortstop, and since then, has skyrocketed MLB’s top prospect listings.

Winn boasts a high floor as a prospect due to his elite defensive skills and base running ability. Winn has already shown he can swipe bags at a high rate, stealing 32 bases in 2021 and has 15 so far in 2022. As a former flamethrower pitcher, Winn’s arm has translated to shortstop in an incredible way, and would instantly have the best arm at the position upon a call up to St. Louis.

The questions surrounding Winn have never been about his defense or speed though, but rather if he would be able to be an impact bat at the major league level. While he was only able to amass a .680 OPS his debut season in the minor leagues, Winn is slashing .297/.365/.497 with 11 HR and 51 RBI at age 20 across A+ and AA this season.

Winn boasts more power than you would expect, and is projecting to be the kind of hitter than slashes in a very similar vein as his 2022 numbers with 40-50 doubles a year and 20+ HRs. That kind of player can be one of the best shortstops in all of baseball quickly. Even if he is only 60-70% of that hitter long term, he would still be among the cream of the crop.

Watch out for Winn. He has the potential to be a guy who makes highlight plays at shortstop, at the plate, and on the basepaths night in and night out.

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