St. Louis Cardinals old and new are finishing up their offseason training regimens as they enter the final weeks before spring training.
For reasons varying from a position block to the potential to become trade bait, prospects have to show up in Florida ready to put on a show. If you don’t stand out in the crowd of other hopefuls, it will be difficult to ever make the final jump.
That goes for players who have spent a brief stint in the majors as well. Just because a player made the team in 2012 as a September call-up doesn’t necessarily mean they will make a return in 2013.
Spring training is their chance to hang onto that spot.
Following are a handful of prospects that have to prove themselves this spring.