The 2013 Scout.com top 100 minor league prospect list has been released and is now available online.
The St. Louis Cardinals are represented by six players, tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the most of any organization.
Multi-talented Oscar Taveras is ranked number three overall and is the top outfielder in the minor leagues.
|At #18 is Shelby Miller|
Carlos Martinez may have had a relatively quiet 2012, but the hard-throwing Dominican clocks in at a very impressive number 38 in the top 100.
Second baseman Kolten Wong may have the clearest path to a starting role in St. Louis of any organizational prospect. The 2011 first-round draft pick comes in at number 57 overall.
A major league-tested right-hander who can throw 100 mph, none other than Trevor Rosenthal, makes his debut on the Scout.com national list at number 69.
The jewel of the Cardinals' five first-round selections in the 2012, right-hander Michael Wacha, closes out the Cardinals organization's impressive showing at number 94.
To read much more about all six of these Cardinals prospects and four dozen others from the system, check out the "40 days, 40 nights, 40 Cardinals prospects" series for 2013 at The Cardinal Nation.
Other organizations prominently represented in the 2013 Scout.com top 100 include the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners with five prospects each. Systems with four top 100 prospects are the Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers.
All told, the Cardinals had nine prospects in the expanded 2012 Scout.com top 300. The final five were third baseman Zack Cox at 113, Wong at 127, first baseman Matt Adams at 208, and right-handed pitchers Lance Lynn at 212 and Eduardo Sanchez at 235.
Reminder that you can click here to view the entire Scout.com Top 100 for 2013 as well as prior years' rankings. (The lists can always be accessed from the "Minor League Rankings" tab on the menu bar located under and to the right of the main "The Cardinal Nation" logo.)
The perfect hardcopy companion to "40 Days" features the top 300 prospects in the game, the top 20 prospects from all 30 MLB organizations and much more. We author the Cardinals section of the guide as always.
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