Monday, February 22, 2016
Matthew Martin Carpenter born on November 26, 1985, is an American Professional Baseball Third Baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals selected him in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Texas Christian University (TCU). The team called him up to the majors for the first time on June 3, 2011, and he made his MLB debut the following night at Busch Stadium. He has been their primary leadoff hitter since early in the 2013 season. Carpenter has also appeared at first base second base right field and left field. A three time second-team All Mountain West Conference selectee, he broke TCU's school record for games played and at bats and is second in hits doubles and walks. He was the Cardinals organization Player of the Year in 2010. A two-time MLB All Star Game selection, he became the first Silver Slugger Award winner at second base in Cardinals franchise history after leading the major leagues in hits runs scored and doubles in 2013.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Carlos Martinez born September 21, 1991, is a Dominican Professional Baseball Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was originally sign to the Boston Red Socks as an international free agent in 2009. MLB voided his contract due to discrepancies over his name and date of birth after revelations that he was also known as Carlos Matias. He was eventually cleared of wrong doing, as it was found that the inconsistencies arose due to poor record-keeping. St. Louis Cardinals signed him in 2010, and he made his MLB debut May 3, 2013. The Cardinals called up Martínez to the Major League club, the number-three prospect in their organization, on May 3, 2013. He made his major league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park that night. In one inning pitched the seventh he gave up a single then induced a double play he started on a ground ball hit back to him and then secured the third out with another ground ball. Cardinals recalled Martinez on August 8 after stretching out his innings workload with Memphis to bring his endurance back to being sufficient to handle the rigors of starting pitching.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Yadier Molina was born on July 13, 1982, in the Puerto Rico. He is currently a professional Baseball Catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yadier is currently a two time World Series Champion with the Cardinals, he is considered an essential figure in the Cardinals success. In his career he has been awarded seven consecutive selections for the All Star Game, eight consecutive Rawlings Golden Glove Awards, and one Silver Slugger award. Molina coming from a baseball family, he grew up in Puerto Rico. His father was an amateur second baseman in Puerto Rico, and his two older brothers were also Major League Catchers. Molina was the Cardinals Fourth Round pick in the 2000 MLB draft, he made his MLB Debut four years later. Molina is considered a light hitter until he started stepping up his offense and raised his career batting average from .248 in 2007 to a .290 in 2014. He became just the third Major league catcher to win two world series before age 25.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Micheal was born on July 1, 1991. He first played in minor leagues for Texas A&M Aggies. After playing for one year in the minor leagues he was chosen first round pick in 2012 by the Angels. During this he was immediately put in a trade with free agent Albert Pujols. The Cardinals made a trade with Angles, Albert for Wacha with the hopes that he would eventually become one of the starting Pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals with his size and competitive nature which drew favorable comparisons with right-handers Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals activated Wacha on May 30, 2013, to make his major league debut against Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. In his first at bat in the majors Wacha singled to right-center field. Wacha's main featuring pitch is a sinking fastball traveling at an average of 92 MPH and 95 MPH. With Wacha's high arm angle and release point create a substantial downward action on his fastball. Wacha's second pitch choice is a changeup, features deep fading movement to right handed hitters.