The St. Louis Cardinals have been decimated by injuries to start the 2012 season. David Freese, Lance Berkman, Allen Craig, Jaime Garcia, Jon Jay, Skip Schumaker and Chris Carpenter have all spent time or are currently doing time on the dreaded disabled list.
As such, the Cardinals have had to plunder their farm system, particularly their AAA affiliate Memphis Redbirds. The Redbirds have basically had their wings clipped as it seems most of their regulars have seen time at the big league level this season.
All that said, the Cardinals have a very strong farm system and Cardinal fans should be excited for years to come with some of the prospects working their way to the show. Here is a look at the Cardinals top-10 prospects after the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.