"Down on the Farm" at FOXSportsMidwest.com

Our new weekly article series on FOXSportsMidwest.com highlights St. Louis Cardinals minor league happenings.

I am pleased to announce that I am writing a weekly column on St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers exclusively for FOX Sports Midwest in 2011. "Down on the Farm" reports will appear each Thursday throughout the season along with special features such as this recap of the Cardinals top 10 prospects.

The weekly reports begin with a tour through the Cardinals' four full-season minor league affiliates. The top players on each club, the Memphis Redbirds, Springfield Cardinals, Palm Beach Cardinals and Quad Cities River Bandits, are highlighted.

While you are at the newly-designed FOXSportsMidwest.com website, pay special notice to the left column on their Cardinals page. There, you can see titles of and links to the most recent articles from TheCardinalNation.com.

FOX Sports Midwest is in its 18th season as the Cardinals TV partner and is scheduled to televise 152 regular season games in 2011. In 2010, Cardinals telecasts on FOX Sports Midwest posted the highest local-market TV ratings in Major League Baseball.

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brian@thecardinalnationblog.com. Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog. Look for his weekly minor league column on Thursdays at FOXSportsMidwest.com. Follow Brian on Twitter.

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