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Cardinals Top Rookie Jordan Walker Makes Opening Day Roster

Written by Tony Ghaul

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Saturday that outfielder Jordan Walker has made the Opening Day roster. He is MLB’s No. 6 prospect.

The 20-year-old Walker was a first-round pick in 2020. He has made enough of an impression this spring to earn a spot on the roster.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Walker has immense strength, resulting in the kind of raw power that could make him a prototypical middle-of-the-order slugger.

Last year at Double-A Springfield, Walker hit an impressive .306 with 19 home runs, 68 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 119 games.

This spring, Walker had a .295 batting average with three home runs, logging 18 hits in as many games.

Cardinals top prospect Jordan Walker. Photo courtsey of FOX Sports: MLB – Twitter

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