The anticipation of Jordan Walker
Has there been excitement about a prospect like Jordan Walker since Oscar Taveras? Walker was selected in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft, and may end up the being the number 1 prospect in baseball before his 2023 debut.
Walker, who is just 20-years old, has been on a tear since beginning his professional career, slashing .308/.386/.528 with 38 HR, 132 RBI, and 39 SB over two seasons. He began a transition to the outfield this summer as his natural position of third base is manned by Nolan Arenado, but has seemed to do that seamlessly.
All that being said, Walker seems to have the maturity and work ethic needed to be successful at the Major League level, and the Cardinals have the infrastructure in place to take the pressure off of Walker as he comes along. But honestly, don’t be surprised if he he quickly becomes the third fiddle to Paul Goldschmid and Nolan Arenado, developing as the future star of the Cardinals.
I am thankful for the anticipation Walker has given us, and now I am ready to see him take St. Louis by storm.