Masyn Winn of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during St. Louis Cardinals Photo Day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 23, 2023 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Benjamin Rusnak/Getty Images)
By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network
The No. 32-ranked Major League prospect and St. Louis Cardinals top prospect according to MLBpipeline.com, shortstop Masyn Winn, has been called up to the Major Leagues.
Winn, 21, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2020 Major League Draft out of Kingswood High School in Texas. Winn signed on June 24, 2020 for $2.1 million and was listed as a non-roster invitee due to not having a minor league season in 2020.
Winn played in 105 games at Triple-A Memphis this season, batting .288 in 498 plate appearances with 128 hits, 15 doubles, seven triples, 18 home runs, 61 RBI, swiping 17 bases, and 44 walks with a .834 OPS.
During the offseason in the Arizona Fall League, Winn played for the Salt River Rafters and suited up in 20 games with 81 plate appearances batting .294 recording 20 hits, one double, one home run, nine RBI, and 13 walks along with a .760 OPS.
Last season, Winn split his time between Double-A Springfield and High-A Peoria, playing in 119 games with 550 plate appearances and batting .283 with 134 hits, 36 doubles, eight triples, 12 home runs, 63 RBI, 43 stolen bases, 63 walks and a .832 OPS. He was selected to play in the Futures Game at Dodger Stadium during the All-Star break.
In 2021, during Winn’s first professional season, he split time between Low-A Palm Beach and High-A Peoria, appearing in 98 games with 438 plate appearances and batting .242, with 93 hits, 19 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 44 RBI, 32 stolen bases, 46 walks and a .680 OPS.
Winn has won the 2022 Arizona Fall League Rising Star Awards and was nominated as a 2022 MiLB.com Organization All-Star.
The Cardinals have multiple injuries to key players, including Dylan Carlson, Lars Nootbar, and Brendan Donavan, who are all on the 10-day injured list. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol will have to decide how to split time between Tommy Edman and Winn at the shortstop position with the club’s playoff hopes diminishing rapidly.