Vote now for your 2013 Cards top prospects

Join in reader voting of top St. Louis Cardinals prospects on The Cardinal Nation message board. Will it be Shelby again, Oscar or a dark-horse this year?

With the close of the regular minor league season, it is once again time for national lists of top St. Louis Cardinals prospects to start appearing across the web. Have you ever looked at them and thought, "I could do better than that!"?

Now is your time to act.

The Cardinal Nation message board community has begun its free, seventh-annual selection process of the top prospects in the Cardinals minor league system as voted upon by you, the fans.

Will Oscar slip past Shelby?
The process is easy and anyone can participate. Join the discussion on a special thread pinned to the top of the message board. It begins with a community vote starting with prospect number one. Just make a post specifying your choice. After several days of voting, the player with the simple majority of votes cast will be proclaimed the winner. Balloting for prospect number two will follow and so on.

In addition to having been the first Cardinals prospect list of its kind, the community voting will again be included in the blended tabulation of the official The Cardinal Nation Top 40 Prospect List for 2013. Its annual rollout will begin shortly after Thanksgiving. The past seven years' lists can be viewed via links located in the special area at the lower left of The Cardinal Nation's home page.

The Cardinal Nation Top 40 will not only be featured on the website, but it will also appear in the 2013 FOX Sports Fantasy / FOX Sports NEXT Prospects Guide. This annual magazine will arrive on newsstands across the country next spring and is mailed at no extra charge to annual subscribers to The Cardinal Nation.

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