Monday, January 13, 2014

Where Are They Now: 2010 Topps Pro Debut Series 1 Cardinals Edition

Here's to a new year and a new card series. I will be showcasing Topps' ability to predict future big leaguers.

My as well get right into it.

#8 Brett Wallace

The former 2008 Cardinals first round draft choice has been traded to the A's, Blue Jays, and finally the Astros being involved in trades for big players like Matt Holliday, Roy Halladay, and Roy Oswalt. After making his major league debut in 2010 he has been in between the minors and majors ever since for the Houston Astros.

#73 Shelby Miller

After being taken in the first round of the 2009 Draft Shelby Miller has been on every top prospects list during his minor league career. Then came last year. Coming out of Spring Training Shelby earned the 5th spot in the rotation and absolutely flourished. Although not much a presence in the postseason Shelby has quite the future ahead of him.

#148 Devin Goodwin

2009 Draft, 33rd Round. Played in the minors for one season and made it as high as low A Quad City. He has been playing independent league ball ever since.

#150 Roberto De La Cruz

Signed out of the Dominican at 16, Roberto played in the minors until 2012 and made it as high as Low A Quad City and hasn't played in the minors ever since.

#172 Kyle Conley

2009 Draft, 7th Round. Kyle climbed the ladders of the organization slowly until he made it to AA Springfield and was released at the end of the 2012 season. He hasn't played baseball ever since.

#184 Joe Kelly

Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 Draft, Joe Kelly was one of the highly touted pitching prospects coming out of the 2009 Draft. After dominating at every minor league level, he finally got the call in 2012 to fill Jaime Garcia's spot in the rotation and he did not disappoint. During his big league career so far Joe Kelly has compiled a 15-12 record with a 3.08 ERA. Not bad considering he is only 25.

So there you have it. Out of the 6 prospects chosen to be in Topps Pro Debut Series 1 Set, only 3 have even had a chance to play in the MLB.


So if this were a math test they got an F. Not bad considering the score was out of 6.

Well we will see you next time on another addition of Where Are They Now: Cardinals Edition.

Thanks for reading!

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