Obviously some of the expected players are having good starts. I expected Ivan Herrera to do well in Springfield, and he's catching on quick (no pun intended). Alec Burleson and Jordan Walker are also guys I expected great starts from and they've met that expectation. #STLCards
Cardinals minor leaguers I am watching with a microscope (batters only):
Jordan Walker - 3B (19, 6’5” and 200lbs, homered on first pro pitch he saw)
Ivan Herrera - C
Alec Burleson - 1B, OF, P
Nolan Gorman - 3B, 2B?
Pedro Pages - C
Masyn Winn - SS
Delvin Perez - SS, CF
#STLCards No. 3 prospect Ivan Herrera with a clutch broken bat hit to score two runs.
Puts the @Sgf_Cardinals back in front after giving up a grand slam to trail 5-1. Springfield now in front 6-5 after seven innings. https://t.co/R6GH3jL68q
Indians Bo Naylor, Mets Francisco Alvarez, & Cardinals Ivan Herrera are flat out better Catching prospects than the more heralded Joey Bart of Giants. Bart’s plate approach has eroded at each level which is a terrible sign for his long term prospects. #MLB #MLBProspects
The Cardinals have announced their minor league rosters for Opening Day. Double-A Springfield is particularly intriguing with 3B Nolan Gorman, C Ivan Herrera, SS Delvin Perez and 1B Luken Baker.
LHsP Matthew Liberatore and Zack Thompson will open at Triple-A Memphis. https://t.co/mVKo09yXNJ
BREAKING : Following tonight's game the San Diego Padres sent SS Fernando Tatis Jr to the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for SS Paul DeJong, SP Matthew Liberatore, RP Seth Elledge, C Ivan Herrera, and a PTBNL per sources. Wild start to the trading season #MLBNetwork #onthemove
—BENNY BICEPS aka the Knife whisperer (Cards 11-10) 4/26/2021
@corey_miller5 He won’t be the first guy to see more PT in another org due to Molina seemingly playing everyday (see Carson Kelly). Seems as if the Cardinals are prepared to have Ivan Herrera be the eventual Yadi replacement.
There are a bunch of #STLCards fans out there who believe Dylan Carlson and Ivan Herrera are the two most "sure thing" prospects in their system.
Per this, those are the only 2 in STL's top 15 that don't have a 60+ grade on at least one of their tools:
@HelsleysBurner Cardinals CONFIRMED 2022 Lineup
LF: Dylan Carlson
1B: Paul Goldschmidt
SS: Trevor Story
3B: Nolan Arenado
RF: Joey Gallo
2B: Paul DeJong
CF: Harrison Bader
C: Ivan Herrera
+ Sign Scherzer and call up Liberatore, boom 2022 World Series Champs
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned pitchers Seth Elledge and Angel Rondón and catchers Ivan Herrera and Ali Sánchez; Re-assigned pitcher Roel Ramirez, catcher Aaron Antonini, IFs Evan Mendoza and Delvin Pėrez and OFs Conner Capel and Scott Hurst. #Cardinals #STLCards
Short answer: Yes.
Ivan Herrera has made significant strides defensively since he signed in 2016 and has above-average raw power. The Cardinals love his work ethic and the dedication he shows. He certainly looks like the catcher of the future. https://t.co/QT89dFHgDz
@Claytonhopfing2 @Cardinals @Jack9Flaherty Yeah nope. Yadi too valuable and gives you just as good as a bat knitzer will give you. Molina will start until he retires and Ivan Herrera is ready. Knitzer is another Carson Kelly. Will thrive somewhere else.
We're all Ivan Herrera fans. He's just a solid ballplayer and always improving. He made the final spot on our Top 10 catchers list over some other big names, so it's safe to infer he's not too far off our #Top100Prospects list. Really good kid, too. #Cardinals https://t.co/QV4wQEX00K
Paredes did, Dingler didn't. Top non- #Top100Prospects I could see a year from now include aforementioned Noelvi Marte (#Mariners), Tyler Soderstrom (#athletics), also Ivan Herrera (#Cardinals) and Gunnar Henderson (#Orioles) https://t.co/Gp89FIYhUL
SOURCE: #Cardinals and #Rockies had extensive talks late last night on Arenado. Names being floated around industry that would be included in return are Ivan Herrera, Masyn Winn, Tink Hence, and 1 Major League ready SP
Deal is reportedly imminent source tells me and @JonHeyman
BREAKING : The St Louis Cardinals have acquired 3B Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for 3B Nolan Gorman, LHP Matthew Liberatore, C Ivan Herrera, LHP Zack Thompson, 3B Elehuris Montero, RHP Tink Hence, and 3B Malcolm Nunez. (COL will be eating some of contract)
—BENNY BICEPS (NC DINOS KOREAN SERIES CHAMPS) 1/29/2021
According to Keith Law of The Athletic, here are where the Cardinals rank among the top 100 prospects in baseball:
9. Dylan Carlson
50. Matthew Liberatore
57. Nolan Gorman
68. Ivan Herrera
I'm sure Jordan Walker will also reach this list too but he hasn't played yet.
For Pipeline's new Top 10 Catchers, 1-4, 7-9 remain the same as the previous ranking.
Shea Langeliers (Braves) and Keibert Ruiz (Dodgers) swap at 5 and 6.
Bo Naylor (Indians) exits the Top 10 and Ivan Herrera (Cardinals) replaces him. https://t.co/kwBNEyihD9
Happy Monday! @AramLeighton8 of @LO_MLBProspects joins the show today.
⚾️ Carlson struggled early, but that could be beneficial in the long run
⚾️ What does Ivan Herrera bring to the table, and when will he be ready?
There's a lot to love about Ivan Herrera's bat.
And while Yadier Molina is eternal, Herrera may be new heir to the catching throne in St. Louis.
@dgoold explains: https://t.co/SImoxWeaW5 https://t.co/and2BbwjgJ
Uriarte is now 4-for-27 (.148 AVG) since the #LMP restart from COVID-19.
His stat line has dropped from .277 AVG/.759 OPS to .230 AVG/.648 OPS
As a result he Caneros have phased him out of the catching rotation with #Cardinals C prospect Ivan Herrera getting most of the work.
@shaneormond1 @AustinMetz7 @Cardinals That's the thing his performance last year was kinda a mirage and lots of luck. The only reason Knizner doesn't have a lot of experience is because of Yadi. If we gave him a shot it would probably work out just fine as a stop gap for Ivan Herrera.
Cardinals added Ivan Herrera a few days ago. No surprise. Hit over power backstop with a still maturing body.
Also added Angel Rondon. I was a bit surprised they did, in a good way. Nice season in 2019, one of the better pitching prospects in a system that lacks them
ICYMI: The #stlcards waited a day after adding Ivan Herrera to the 40-man roster to do the same with RHP Angel Rondon. Both are top 10 prospects in the system. (free) https://t.co/jAdyr8FyR9 https://t.co/3w6WLNkzQ2
Late on the tweet but new episode today!
⚾️ What Yadier Molina means to this team is reason enough to keep him
⚾️ Lucas answers your questions on the subject
⚾️ When will the Ivan Herrera era begin?
With a crop of promising position prospects (Dylan Carlson, Nolan Gorman, Ivan Herrera) and exciting pitchers (Matt Liberatore, Zach Thompson), the #STLCards are set to continue to churn out homegrown talent.
@GoldenSombrero on the @Cardinals' system: https://t.co/3NaTTucBoF https://t.co/BufWDEKx4y
Ivan Herrera is the #STLCards No. 4 prospect and the highest-ranked player in need of 40-man protection from the Rule 5 Draft. More on the Cardinals' options here: https://t.co/y0zbUKVfcv https://t.co/9L1in6VSvL
The #STLCards have added catcher Ivan Herrera to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. The deadline to add players who need to be protected is Friday. Here's a rundown of who on their top 30 prospects list is eligible: https://t.co/sL3ACe0yPO