These are the 5 Most Exciting St. Louis Cardinals Prospects
By Josh Jacobs
3B/OF Jordan Walker
This isn’t news to anyone at this point, but Jordan Walker is really, really good at baseball.
Standing at 6’5, there has never been any doubt that Walker has the ability to mash the baseball when he puts the barrel on it. What has truly made Walker an elite prospect and has many believing he is baseball’s next star is how he has paired that power with elite bat to ball skills.
In 2022 at the AA level, Walker is slashing .309/.392/.513 with 13 HR and 49 RBI at just 20 years old. His .905 OPS, which seems to be climbing every week, is unheard of from a player his age at that level.
The combination of elite talent and results at this age already has Walker has favorite to be in the starting lineup for St. Louis on Opening Day in 2023, but the question has always been “Where will he play?”.
Right after the trade of Harrison Bader, Walker began to take everyday reps in the outfield, and is already showing he can hold his own. The club is trying him out at all three positions, giving the Cardinals more lineup flexibility and increasing Walker’s chances of playing every day.
Walker is coming, and when he makes his debut in St. Louis, it will only be a matter of time before the MV3 conversations returns in the form of Goldschmidt, Arenado, and Walker.