Steven Farinaro (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Selected photographs from St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp in Jupiter, Florida.

Selected photographs from St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp in Jupiter, Florida. Concluding a three-part series.

Starlin Balbuena and John Kilichowski (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

One challenge in camps, such as the St. Louis Cardinals instructional league, is identifying multiple players wearing the same number. Here we have twin number 31s, third baseman Starlin Balbuena and pitcher John Kilichowski. At least during games, they wear regular jerseys with their name included.

John Kilichowski (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Kilichowski had his 15 minutes of fame after allowing Tim Tebow’s first professional home run in this instructional league game.

Tim Tebow (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Tim Tebow (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Speaking of which, the former Heisman Trophy winner drew a lot of attention in Florida. Tebow is now playing in the Arizona Fall League, against more advanced pitching.

Allen Cordoba (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Allen Cordoba has quietly won two batting titles in two years and plays a premium defensive position, shortstop.

Jose Martinez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Peoria’s Jose Martinez is another talented shortstop, in his first year in the system, having joined the Cardinals in the Tony Cruz trade with Kansas City last winter.

Dylan Carlson (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Dylan Carlson (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Outfielder Dylan Carlson was the Cardinals’ compensation pick for the loss of John Lackey as a free agent.

J.D. Murders (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

In mid-July, J.D. Murders was the last signee from the draft. Though taken in the 31st round, the infielder received seventh-round money to turn professional, rather than play college ball.

Brian Sanchez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Brian Sanchez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

20-year old outfielder Brian Sanchez was the Dominican Summer League’s Most Valuable Player.

Jacob Schlesener (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Lefty Jacob Schlesener is trying to get back on track after a rough 2016 in the Gulf Coast League.

Dennis Ortega (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Catcher Dennis Ortega was our 2016 GCL Player of the Year, beating out bigger names.

Walker Robbins (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Outfielder Walker Robbins was St. Louis’ fifth-round pick this June.

Johan Oviedo (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Cuban Johan Oviedo is physically imposing at 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, but has a ready smile.

Prior articles

Cardinals Instructional League Photos: Part 1

Cardinals Instructional League Photos: Part 2

What is next

Check back for more staff interviews from St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp.

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