The St. Louis Cardinals’ farm system ranks as one of the best—if not the best—in the game. It literally has it all: elite pitching prospects, power arms, strike-throwers, mature and projectable hitters, sluggers and glove-first defenders.
While the organization houses numerous prospects capable of contributing in the major leagues next season, they also have an impressive crop of undervalued talent.
In selecting players for this article, I targeted prospects that are behind the developmental curve relative to their age, have a concerning medical history, lack significant professional experience or are simply under-appreciated.
Here’s a look at the five most underrated prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals’ farm system.