The Cardinal Nation’s Local Minors Reporters

Our reporters are again at the St. Louis Cardinals minor league ballparks, bringing the all the news!

With the St. Louis Cardinals four full-season minor league clubs having officially taken the fields for the first time in 2016 this past Thursday evening, April 7, The Cardinal Nation is bringing you along via our local reporting coverage that will continue all season and hopefully, into the fall.

Every day is Minor League Day here! As we have for well over a decade now, TCN remains your one-stop home for St. Louis Cardinals system-wide information – from reporters actually at the ballparks!

Our writers live in the cities where their Cardinals affiliate clubs are located and work as credentialed media at their local ballparks. They share their first-hand insight with members on an immediate basis for breaking news and on a regular schedule for in-depth reports.

Why settle for less?

Our 2016 reporters for the Cardinals’ four full-season clubs are experienced reporters and writers – Thomas Simpson in Triple-A Memphis, Derek Shore at Double-A Springfield, Chris Greene covering A-Advanced Palm Beach and Alex Kryah in Class-A Peoria. Only Kryah is new to the team this year.

Each week, The Cardinal Nation members can read locally-sourced team-centric notebooks. Our reporters will give you the scoop directly from the ballpark on what is happening with their club: player movement, role changes, injuries, who is hot and not and more – far beyond what you can learn from simply reading box scores and following tweets and blog posts.

With the start of full-season ball, weekly eyewitness reports from our minor league correspondents will return on Tuesday, April 12. The initial week’s notebooks will be free to all, but in the weeks following, they will be available exclusively to TCN members on the following schedule.

Tuesday: Peoria Chiefs notebook
Wednesday: Palm Beach Cardinals notebook
Thursday: Springfield Cardinals notebook
Friday: Memphis Redbirds notebook

There’s more!

Once short-season ball begins in mid-June, our local reporters in State College, Johnson City and in the Gulf Coast League will again kick into gear as well, giving you, the subscriber, unequalled end-to-end first-hand coverage of the Cardinals system here in the US.

Of course, you don’t have to wait a week to find out what is happening across the organization. Each morning starting last Friday, our minor league notebooks, recapping all the scores and results around the entire Cardinals system, are again being made available to all readers. Written by long-time TCN staffer Leonda Markee along with Marilyn Green and Jeremy Byrd, they highlight the previous day’s action and preview the upcoming starting pitchers every morning all season long.

As player movement and injuries occur, The Cardinal Nation will report on them immediately. All of these news items, along with photos, interviews and more, are catalogued in our extensive player data base. There you can access over a decade of history covering every player that competed in the Cardinals system since 2005 – a depth and breadth of information simply not available anywhere else.

Also back for 2016 will be our popular Monthly Cardinals Prospect Report, again an exclusive for TCN members. The top risers and fallers in the organization will be analyzed each month during the season, along with the naming of our system-wide Pitchers and Players of the Month.

As always, TCN’s publisher and editor Brian Walton will log extensive travel miles crisscrossing the system this season. It began in spring training and will continue to extended spring training and Palm Beach in a few weeks, to fall ball in the instructional league and Arizona Fall League and every Cardinals full- and short-season club in between!

Get your Cardinals minor league information from the team that sets the standard for end-to-end, first-hand coverage of the entire organization. To read more about The Cardinal Nation’s 2016 staff members, click here.

For roster information

The team rosters here at The Cardinal Nation are as up-to-date. To access them, click on the word “PROSPECTS”, then “MiLB Rosters/Player Pages” on the red bar beneath and to the right of The Cardinal Nation site logo.

To see the Cardinals’ entire system by level and position on one page along with every player transaction for every club all year long, check out the always-current Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation blog. It has been updated for the regular season.

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