The St. Louis Cardinals seemingly have a lot of talent in their farm system. One prospect achieved the unthinkable in a Double-A game on Wednesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals have talent in their farm system, which showed well when prospect Chandler Redmond broke some Double-A Springfield records.
During Wednesday night’s game, Redmond hit four homers and drove in 11 runs, which both broke Springfield single-game records.
Making the feat even more incredible, the 25-year-old hit for the near-impossible home run cycle, smacking a solo, 2-run and 3-run home run over the fence along with a grand slam. Talk about having yourself a night!
Redmond is a good power hitter. He’s hit 17 home runs so far this season, just one away from matching his total from last season. He seems to be just getting started on his hitting prowess.
Cardinals prospect Chandler Redmond is likely just getting started
Redmond was a 32nd-round pick for the Cardinals in 2019. His success is likely a surprise considering he was far from being a top prospect. He started in the rookie league in 2019 and hit .287/.382/.552 for an OPS of .934.
He didn’t play in 2020, but by 2021, he was promoted to High-A and then promoted again to Double-A. Over the season, he hit .259/.354/.474 for an OPS of .828.
Now he’s hitting .242/.325/.488 for an OPS of .813. His power has certainly increased and he’s on good track to upgrading to Triple-A. He’s also shown great improvement each month this season. He’s growing into his potential extremely well.
He’s also seemingly in shock from his performance last night. The prospect told MLB.com, “It’s unbelievable. I don’t even know what words to use to describe the feelings right now.”
He told MLB.com that his method was to “just stay calm and within [himself].”
“So after I hit the grand slam, I had a little thought creep into my mind about maybe the cycle. But then I brushed it off real quick. I was like, ‘Come on, this was only my second time with a multihomer game in pro ball. But then I go up there and hit the solo shot and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can do it.’ So then walking up for that last at-bat and seeing two guys on, I’m thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, everything is lining up, you can do this. So just stay calm and stay within yourself, but if you get a chance to get a ball to hammer, you better not miss it.’” -Chandler Redmond, via MLB.com
You never know what the future holds for minor leaguers, but this feat is something Redmond or Cardinals fans should never forget.