The Draft? The International market? How did the Cardinals (and Astros' new GM Jeff Luhnow) acquire their top prospects? Following is a breakdown of St. Louis' Top 30 prospects going into the 2011(according to Baseball America)
Drafted College Players- 17
Signed International Players- 6
Drafted High School Players-5
Drafted JUCO Players-2
Of special interest to Farmstros readers in Texas: at least five of these top 30 prospects have a Texas connection.
#1 Shelby Miller is from Brownwood, Texas.
#4 Tyrell Jenkins is from Henderson, Texas.
#11 Matt Carpenter attended TCU.
#28 Daryl Jones is from Spring, Texas.
#29 Steven Hill attended Stephen F. Austin University.