Four Cardinals in Top 100 Prospects

Shelby Miller leads four St. Louis Cardinals prospects featured in's annual list of the best prospects in baseball, just released for 2012.

The annual Top 100 Prospect List has been announced, as compiled by's national baseball analyst and former professional scout Frankie Piliere.

The St. Louis Cardinals have made a strong showing, placing four players on the 2012 list, including three in the top 35 nationally. The players are Shelby Miller at number six, Carlos Martinez at 19, Oscar Taveras at 35 and Tyrell Jenkins at 92. All are right-handed pitchers with the exception of Taveras, an outfielder. Miller and Jenkins are Texans while the other two hail from the Dominican Republic.

The national top five, just ahead of Miller, are Tampa Bay pitcher Matt Moore, Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Washington outfielder Bryce Harper, Braves hurler Julio Teheran and Yankees catcher Jesus Montero.

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The Cardinal Nation 2012 top 40 prospect countdown continues: To see the list of top Cardinals prospects announced to date and remaining article schedule, click here. You can also read each of the voters' philosophies in making their selections.

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