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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Cardinals To Promote Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore; Tyler O’Neill to IL

The Cardinals are set to promote top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore heading into this weekend’s series against the Pirates, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Twitter links).

According to Goold, Gorman will be in tomorrow’s starting lineup at second base. That figures to be his primary role moving forward, with Gold Glove second baseman Tommy Edman kicked to the other side of the bag. Edman has been excellent this season, but the Cards haven’t gotten much production out of their shortstops. Paul DeJong struggled enough the team optioned him to Triple-A Memphis last week, seemingly setting the stage for a forthcoming Gorman promotion.

That’s not to say the Cardinals hastily promoted Gorman to compensate for struggles at the major league level — far from it. The left-handed hitter has forced his way to the majors with an incredible showing in Memphis. Over 147 plate appearances, he’s hitting .308/.367/.677 with an astounding 15 home runs. No other Triple-A batter has more than 13 round-trippers, and only the Cubs’ Robel García has a higher slugging percentage in the International League.

Gorman’s production hasn’t been completely without issue, as he’s gone down on strikes 50 times. That’s a 34% clip, an alarming rate for any minor leaguer considering the higher quality of pitching he’ll face in the majors.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 06:41 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: May 19, 2022 at 07:42 PM (#6077544)
No doubt we are auditioning more players for the Nationals. So it looks like some combo of Gorman, Liberatore, Donovan and Yepez for Soto. Sign me up.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: May 19, 2022 at 07:48 PM (#6077547)
Arozarena off to a slow start this year, Cards still behind by 5 WAR.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 19, 2022 at 09:36 PM (#6077568)
Cardinals are halfway to the long-desired all-Nolan infield.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: May 20, 2022 at 01:57 AM (#6077595)
The All-Nolans (some slight cheating and plenty of holes)

SP: Nolan Ryan
SP: Gary Nolan
SP/OF: The Only Nolan (no really)
C: Joe Nolan
2B: Nolan Gorman (yes, he's on the team already)
SS: Nolan Fontana (35 career PA)
3B: Nolan Arenado
LF: Nolan Reimold
CF: Andre Nolan Dawson
   5. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:28 AM (#6077608)
One day in a game against the Boston team, Nolan caused a Boston outfielder to muff a fly by yelling "look out for the fence", although there was no fence nearby.

The Only Nolan apparently was a bit of an early version of A-Rod.
   6. The Duke Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:06 AM (#6077628)
2. The cardinals made up on the Marco Gonzales- Tyler O'Neill deal. Marco has been a steady performer but O'Neill caught up last year. About as even a trade as you could have.

I still think Arozarena will easily put distance Liberatore. No way Randy has fallen to be a 0 WAR player
   7. JJ1986 Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:38 AM (#6077635)
Nolan Jones can play RF.

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