Youth has been served this season for the Cardinals, as the prophecy of their top ranked minor league system was fulfilled. But moving forward, there are even more young Birds that have a chance to make a breakthrough impact next season.
All the talk since the All Star break has been how the Kansas City Royals may actually be ready to hit the free agent market for some starting pitching.
The Royals’ rookie league teams have several youngsters taking the field who are worthy of note. Unfortunately, thus far, Bubba Starling hasn’t been one of them.
The St. Louis Cardinals have fallen back into a bad habit they were plagued by early in 2011: giving away games.
When Mike Moustakas banged a homer in just his second game as a big leaguer, hopes soared. And when he had a .385 average with four walks after four games, it looked like he was on his way to a great rookie season.
The Kansas City Royals roster is loaded with youngsters who were baptized by fire during the 71-91 campaign of 2011.
Today, we will take one last look back at 2011.
Baseball Digest’s Report Card on the 2011 Kansas City Royals
Cardinal Envy strikes one of i70’s Royals Writers.
Taking a look at the position players in the minor league system for the Royals.