MLB Prospects 2012: St. Louis Cardinals Prospects Earn High Marks In 2012

The Cardinals' impressive minor system continues to collect accolades this offseason, as top prospects Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez earn high ranks.

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Cardinals Top Prospects 2012: Keith Law Ranks 3 St. Louis Players In Top 50

The Cardinals have a trio of young prospects in Keith Law's top 50 rankings, with a fourth just on the cusp of the select group.

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2012 MLB Top Prospects: Cardinals Place 6 Prospects In Baseball America Top 100

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed six prospects in Baseball America's 2012 Top 100 Prospects in another impressive show from the young St. Louis hurlers and fielders. Top Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller earned another high ranking, snatching a No. 8 position in this year's list:

8 Shelby Miller rhp, Cardinals Age: 21. ETA: 2013
He's looking to become the first big leaguer named Shelby, and it should happen soon.

Miller pitched over 130 innings in the minors in 2011, earning a 2.77 ERA in time split between High-A and Double-A. The analysts at Baseball America anticipate Miller, who will 21 throughout the 2012 season, could reach the majors as soon as 2013.

Here is a quick look at the other top Cardinals prospects and their Baseball America ranking:

24) RHP Carlos Martinez
74) OF Oscar Taveras
88) 3B Zack Cox
93) 2B Kolten Wong
94) RHP Tyrell Jenkins

For more on the St. Louis Cardinals, check out the Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos. Stay tuned to to SB Nation St. Louis for more breaking news and updates concerning all matters St. Louis sports.

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