Each year as part of my fantasy baseball prep, I create a composite top prospect listing using the various top 100 prospect lists from around the web. Through today, I have compiled 10 such listing into my preliminary top prospect list, which includes over 150 prospects.
Despite the graduation of many of their top prospects from last season, including Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller and Matt Adams, the Cardinals still place 4 prospects in the composite top 100. They are Oscar Taveras (#3), Kolten Wong (#48), Carlos Martinez (#52) and Stephen Piscotty (#92). Martinez probably would have ranked higher, but he was inexplicably left off 3 of the 10 lists.
You can check out the full listing at MLB Composite Prospect Index.
For those of you looking for the next big arm in the Cardinals system, keep an eye on Alex Reyes. He was highly thought of enough to sneak into the composite listings at #154 and is ranked amongst the Cardinals top 10 prospects (#7 to be exact) by Baseball America.
Signed out of the Dominican Republic, he has a mid-90's fastball and an excellent curve. He could follow a similar path to that of fellow Dominican Carlos Martinez.