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Emerging Cardinals Prospect: Ryde Rodriguez

The Cuban émigré was promoted to Johnson City late in the season and seems poised for bigger things in 2009 and beyond. Cardinals VP Jeff Luhnow and coach Mike Shildt offer their views of the talented outfielder.

The 2008 St. Louis Cardinals fall instructional league roster included two exciting young Latin American players, shortstop Yunier Castillo and outfielder Ryde Rodriguez. Both were promoted to Johnson City of the Appalachian League late in the 2008 regular season after excelling in the Gulf Coast League all summer long. In part one of a two-part series, we will first look at Rodriguez. The...

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