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Cards Aggressively Promote 16 Minor Leaguers

30 percent of St. Louis Cardinals minor league promotions to begin the 2011 season represent a jump over at least one level. First baseman Matt Adams, bypassing A-Advanced Palm Beach, is one of them.

Sometimes there is more happening in a minor league system than just with the top few prospects. Such is the case with the St. Louis Cardinals as the 2011 regular season begins on Thursday for their four full-season clubs. The fact that the organization is playing it cautiously with their consensus number one and two prospects, pitcher Shelby Miller and third baseman Zack Cox, is garnering a lot...

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