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Cardinals: Surveying the Crops: 08/18/09

Roberto De La Cruz

Senior Minor League Writer Dustin Mattison with his weekly look around the St. Louis Cardinals farm system.

This week was highlighted much more by what the St. Louis Cardinals did off the field than what was done on it from a minor league point of view. The organization came to terms with its first round pick, Texas high-schooler Shelby Miller. The right-handed pitcher agreed to a $2.875 million signing bonus, the largest the team has ever given to a high school player. If you are keeping score at...

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