The St Louis Cardinals may be having troubles, but the team’s top hitting prospect is putting on a show at AA, signaling brighter skies are ahead. Despite the current troubles at the MLB level, the St Louis Cardinals have plenty of fun talent in the minor leagues just waiting to make their way to St. Louis.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Nolan Gorman is heating up with the summer-like weather, slugging three home runs in the Springfield Cardinals’ 9-2 home win Saturday over the Arkansas Travelers. Gorman’s big night marked the first three-home run game in Springfield Cardinals history. He accomplished that feat in the fourth inning,...
Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on May 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) The price to acquire Max Scherzer figures to be steep, but it could cost the St. Louis Cardinals prized infielder Nolan Gorman. Is it worth it?
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Four weeks into the 2021 season, the Cardinals are 12-11. They’re a couple games behind the Brewers, tied with the Pirates, and a couple games ahead of the Cubs. I don’t think we have to worry about Pittsburgh this year, and after seeing the Reds several times I don’t think they have the overall team firepower (yes, I mostly mean pitching), to take the division. The Brewers look real, particularly with Corbin Burnes having decided to go supernova this season, so that’s going to be a concern all year. Chicago is a diminished team, but the Bryant/Rizzo axis of evil has decided to turn back the clock and are both having vintage Cubbie domination-type years, and so will at least make some noise through the summer, I believe. The Cards’ pitching has been by turns atrocious and sublime, and the offense has had serious ups and downs. The outfield has been a serious issue, Matt Carpenter looks done. Tommy Edman looks like a long-term fit at second, though, and Dylan Carlson has the look of an emerging star.
Gorman was reassigned to the minor-league camp Thursday. Gorman got a lot of run in Grapefruit League action as he expanded his defensive versatility by gaining experience at second base. He didn't hit particularly well in 24 plate appearances, posting a .174/.208/.261 line. However, he'll continue to refine his game in the minors and is likely to begin the season at Double-A Springfield.
Gorman, a natural third baseman who's acclimating to second base in the wake of the offseason acquisition of Nolan Arenado, played at the keystone for the first time in a simulated game Tuesday and helped turn a double play, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Despite being thought...
When the Cardinals acquired Nolan Arenado, it immediately brought into question the future of another Nolan – Nolan Gorman, one of the top third base prospects in the minors. With Arenado likely occupying the hot corner for most of the next decade, the common belief was that Gorman should just...
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Cardinals top minor league prospect Nolan Gorman is in Jupiter, Fla., early to work on playing second base with infield instructors Jose Oquendo and Stubby Clapp before position players officially report for camp. The third baseman needs to find a new position after the...
Nolan Gorman is likely blocked by Nolan Arenado for the foreseeable future. He’s now putting in work to be the St. Louis Cardinals’ second baseman. If there are two things that the St. Louis Cardinals seem to prioritize above most other things, it’s athleticism and character. Fans hear about “the Cardinal Way” and have seen it for years in the players on the team. Players like Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina, and prospects Dylan Carlson and Jordan Walker all have that “baseball smarts” side of the game down.
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Cardinals non-roster invitees to include Matthew Liberatore, Nolan Gorman, and Delvin Pérez - A Hunt and Peck
The Cardinals have recently announced their non-roster invitees for 2021 Spring Training and among them are some familiar and interesting names. There is, of course, highly-touted prospects like Matthew Liberatore, who appear along with Dylan Carlson on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects. Other notable names are outfielder Lars Nootbaar, a 23-year-old drafted in the eighth round of the 2018 draft and Delvin Pérez, the slick-fielding shortstop the Cardinals drafted as a 17-year-old back in 2016. The now 22-year-old former first rounder has had some offensive struggles as he worked his way up to A ball, but what was exciting about him initially was his glove.
The Cardinals plan to have Gorman take reps in the outfield and at second base in addition to third base during spring training, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Gorman has played exclusively at third base through his first four professional seasons, but he won't have a clear path to that position at the big-league level following the Cardinals' recent acquisition of Nolan Arenado, who would remain under contract through 2027 if elects not to exercise opt-out clauses following the 2021 or 2022 seasons. As a result, the Cardinals are eager to expose the top prospect to other positions in order to find more playing time for him when he eventually reaches the majors. If Gorman's initial returns at outfield or second base aren't encouraging, he would still have a future with the Cardinals as a designated hitter, given the likelihood that the next collective bargaining agreement will make room for another hitter in National League lineups.
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