It’s hard to overstate how much excitement Cardinals fans should have about Jordan Walker. Simply put, this guy is incredible, and all signs are pointing to him being a legitimate superstar.
Everywhere you look now, Walker’s name is being brought up by national baseball voices, scouting organizations, and even MLB themselves. And rightfully so, as Walker has done nothing but impress to this point in his professional career.
Walker in his first 201 games at the minor league level is slashing .310/.388/.525 with 33 HR and 116 RBI, adding in 36 SB for good measure. In 119 games for AA Springfield this year, Walker hit .306/.388/.510 with 19 HR and 68 RBI while making highlight plays and transitioning to his new position in the outfield. Due to this, Walker has risen to become a top 10 prospect in all of baseball.
With his current performance in the Arizona Fall League, slashing .300/.362/.525 wit 2 HR and 9 RBI in 11 games, many believe the 20-year old will be the number 1 prospect in baseball before the 2023 MLB season. Walker is consistently amazing scouts with his mix of power, speed, and bat to ball skills, already looking like a force at the plate and the early favorite for NL Rookie of the Year.
Plenty will be written and discussed about Walker before the 2023 season, and as long as he has a good Spring Training, there is no reason Walker should not be in the Cardinals’ Opening Day lineup this coming season. Walker has nothing left to prove in the minor league level, it’s time to unleash him against the best in the game.