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Cards' prospect soaring up the charts

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07:23 AM ET 11.20 | Oscar Taveras still holds the title of Cardinals' top prospect, but Stephen Piscotty has moved closer this fall. Piscotty, 22, is the sensation du jour, the previously unclassified prospect comet streaking into the Cardinals conversation in the same way [Taveras] did a few years ago. ... The two compensation picks the Cardinals received as a result of [Albert Pujols'] departure have yielded Michael Wacha, a record-setting rookie this past October and potential ace, and Piscotty, one of the best bats in the Arizona Fall League and the team's top position prospect not named Taveras. In his first full pro season, Piscotty vaulted to Class AA and earned a priority spot in the invitation-only Arizona Fall League. There, against some of the finest on-the-brink prospects in the land, Piscotty hit .371.

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November 20, 2013  07:46 AM ET

What's the sample size for the Arizona League? His larger AA sample size says he's a decent prospect; but, he didn't exactly tear up the league.

November 20, 2013  09:12 AM ET

He is pencil in at Triple A Memphis in 14 and lets don't call him a young number 6 just yet.

November 20, 2013  09:52 AM ET

He was roughly a .350OBP/.450 slugging guy in the mid minors at age 22, doesn't seem to have overwhelming speed. A guy who looks ready for AAA (if the Cards do send their best prospects there) for his age 23 season doesn't sound like a future HOFer, but he looks like he could be a ML starter.

November 20, 2013  12:10 PM ET

i always had sayed the cards have the best farm system,aside from the marlins and Rays,,,

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November 21, 2013  01:17 PM ET

I see where Chris Carpenter has finally called it a career.

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