Cardinals’ Jordan Walker has caught the eye of those nationally and could be a superstar as early as 2023.
In an interview on BK & Ferrario this week, Bowden had this to say about Jordan Walker (full interview can be found here).
"“Your biggest acquisition is going to be the promotion of (Jordan Walker) on Opening Day…This kid is going to be a superstar. The big bat you want, you have. It’s sitting in the minor leagues, and you’re going to get it this year.”"
In addition to predicting Walker as the 2023 NL Rookie of the Year, Bowden went on to call Walker the best prospect in baseball and compare Walker to the likes of Aaron Judge and Dave Winfield. This is a tall order for any 20-year old to live up to, but based on what Walker has shown us so far, Bowden’s excitement is well founded.
Walker slashed .306/.388/.510 with 19 HR and 68 RBI in 119 games for Double-A Springfield on his way to being named a Texas League All-Star. Walker went on to play 20 games in the Arizona Fall League, impressing people on a national scale after batting .288/.372/.575 with 5 HR and 16 RBI against the game’s best prospects. Walker is doing things at age-20 that few in the game can.
The potential superstar buzz has been following Walker for awhile now, and he could be the next young phenom to come up to the Major Leagues and produce like an All-Star right away. If he does so, the Cardinals really would have found their big bat, and anything else they add this offseason would be icing on the cake.