Cardinals 20-Year Old Top Prospect Impresses In Spring Training Debut

A great first impression.

St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Jordan Walker went 2-for-4 and crushed a three-run home run off Johnny Cueto on Sunday as the Cardinals went on to beat the Miami Marlins 8-2.

The home run went a projected 430 feet.

The twenty-year-old top prospect is making a run at an Opening Day roster spot and he's gotten off to a good start in achieving that goal.

The Cardinals have an opening in their lineup, but with Juan Yepez, Nolan Gorman and Alec Burleson all vying for the role, Walker will have some stiff competition this spring.

Walker is coming off a fantastic 2022 season, which saw him post a .304/.386/.508 triple-slash line, with 19 home runs, 68 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 100 runs scored over 119 games at Double-A Springfield.

He then followed up that strong showing with another impressive performance at the Arizona Fall League, leading the Cardinals to give him a chance to earn a starting role this spring.

The twenty-year-old was the Cardinals' first-round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
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