Cardinals Add Minor League Home Run Leader To Roster

He wasn't generally regarded as one of the top prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization this season, but going out and leading all of the minor leagues in home runs, with 39, will certainly get you noticed. For Moises Gomez, it's got him a spot on the Cards' 40-man roster.

The move by the Cardinals prevents Gomez from becoming a minor league free agent, and signals that he has moved up somewhat from their earlier prospect rankings this season which saw him pegged at No. 30 on the list of top organizational prospects. 

The 24-year-old had been in the Tampa Bay Rays system for several years before being picked up this year by the Cardinals. He's matured into the minors' most prolific slugger this season, as noted by MLP Pipeline. He blasted 39 home runs with 94 RBIs across 120 games at Double-A and Triple-A, while hitting .294 with a .996 OPS.

He profiles as a corner outfielder who can fill in in center if needed.