Down on the Farm - 6/3/22
Jordan Walker (STL) goes off, a closer look at Jarred Kelenic (SEA), Riley Green (DET) homers in his 1st rehab game, Grayson Rodriguez (BAL) out for “a decent amount of time”
Player of the Day
Jordan Walker (20), 3B - STL (AA) - 3-4, 2 HR, 2B, K
It was a big night for Cardinals' prospect Jordan Walker — he went 3-4 with two home runs and a double. The interesting part is that he did all that damage on the first four pitches he saw. That’s right, three times to the plate, four pitches, three swings — 2B, HR, ball, HR. He ended up striking out in his last trip to the plate, but the damage was already done. Coming into yesterday Walker was hitting an impressive .310/.422/.494 (138 wRC+) as a 20-year-old in AA. Walker has plus raw power and more bat control than you would expect for someone of his size. If he can continue to tap into that power in games, he has the potential to be a middle of the order bat for the Cardinals in the next few years.