Cardinal’s prospect pulls off an unthinkable feat in the Double-A game
The St. Louis Cardinals seem to have a lot of talent in their farm system. A prospect did the unthinkable in a Double-A game on Wednesday night.
That St. Louis Cardinals have talent in their farming system, which showed well when potential Chandler Redmond broke some Double-A Springfield records.
During Wednesday night’s game, Redmond hit four homers and drove in 11 carries, both of which broke Springfield’s single-game records.
To make the feat even more incredible, the 25-year-old beat the near-impossible home run cycle by hitting a solo, 2-run and 3-run home run over the fence along with a grand slam. Talk about treating yourself to a night out!
Redmond is a good hitter. He has hit 17 home runs so far this season, just one short of matching his total from last season. He seems to have just started with his hitting skills.
Cardinals prospect Chandler Redmond is probably just getting started
Redmond was a 32nd-round pick for the Cardinals in 2019. His success probably comes as a surprise considering he was far from a top contender. He started 2019 in the rookie league and scored .287/.382/.552 for a .934 OPS.
He did not play in 2020, but was promoted to High-A and then Double-A again in 2021. Over the season he hit .259/.354/.474 for an OPS of .828.
Now he hits .242/.325/.488 for an OPS of .813. His power has certainly increased and he’s well on his way to upgrading to Triple-A. He has also shown great progress every month this season. He is growing very well into his potential.
He also seems shocked by his performance last night. The prospect tells MLB.com“It’s amazing. I don’t even know what words to use to describe the feelings at the moment.”
He told MLB.com that his method was to “just stay calm and inside [himself].”
“So after hitting the Grand Slam, a little thought came to my mind, maybe about the cycle. But then I quickly wiped it away. I was like, ‘Come on, this is only my second time at a multihomer game in pro ball. But then I go up there and hit the solo shot and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I can do this.’ Then when I went to that last at-bat and I saw two guys, I was like, ‘Oh my god, everything is lined up, you can do this. So just keep calm and stay true to yourself, but if you get a chance to get a ball to hammer, you better not pass it up.’” — Chandler Redmond, via MLB.com
You never know what the future holds for minor leagues, but that feat should never be forgotten by Redmond or Cardinals fans.
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