The St. Louis Cardinals may be on their way to one of the best draft classes we have seen as their 2020 class continues to dazzle.
For all of the frustration fans have had with the St. Louis Cardinals early playoff exits in the last two years, the pure excitement that just one draft class could bring to this organization may completely flip the narrative.
Assistant GM and scouting director Randy Flores received a multi-year extension from the Cardinals this last week, and it’s easy to see why with the level of talent the Cardinals organization currently has. Even with graduations of prospects like Dylan Carlson, Brendan Donovan, Nolan Gorman, and Juan Yepez over the last few seasons, the Cardinals still boast six top 100 prospects in MLB.com’s most recent rankings.
What is most exciting about the Cardinals farm system is the amount of talent that they picked out of the abbreviated 2020 MLB draft, where their first four selections were Jordan Walker, Maysn Winn, Tink Hence, and Alec Burleson. Fans of the Cardinals have been growing in their awareness of these prospects over the last two years, but it appears the rest of baseball is beginning to take major stock in their talent as well.
Multiple factors have contributed to the national media bringing hype to this draft class. First and most importantly, these youngsters are dominating, and their potential is now being backed up by performance as well. National stages like the Futures Game, Arizona Fall League, and even some MLB playing time for Burleson have allowed all four to get credit and recognition.
Let’s look at how this could end up being a historic draft haul for the Cardinals organization.