The St. Louis Cardinals have seen a lot of rookie names contribute to the team in 2013, and almost all have impressed. If, in October, fans have nothing else to take away from this year, they can be extremely excited about the future.
So let's check in on the development of some of our best and brightest!
I've taken a look at the team's top five prospects (according to MLB.com), including their career minor league statistics, scouting reports and traction through the system. Here's an evaluation of how they're doing.
*All statistics are current on MiLB.com as of August 14, 2013*