Speaking of the Cardinals…

Zack Cox was promoted to Double-A Springfield after hitting .335/.380/.439 in 164 at bats.  Cox was drafted out of Arkansas in the 2010 MLB draft, 25th overall, agreeing to a $3.2 million signing bonus.  Cox was one of the top collegiate bats in the draft last year and he should continue moving quickly to St. Louis.  Cox could play 2B or 3B, but he seems to be a good fit for the team at 3B with David Freese, Allen Craig, and Daniel Descalso standing in his way for the parent club.  With the uncertainty of Albert Pujols’ future and the financial philosophy of a mid-market team like St. Louis, Cox will be a very important piece to the Cardinals long-term goals.  If Pujols walks, he could be a fixture in the lineup as soon as 2012.  His left-handed bat would play nicely with Rasmus sandwiching Holliday in between them over the next several years.

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