The Peoria Chiefs might have the very best Legacy as a excessive A crew however we are going to get to that later . The Peoria Chiefs are named after the Peoria Indian tribe that the town was named after. The Chiefs had been based in 1983, however in 2005 they modified they “offensive Indian ” emblem to a Dalmatian hearth chief.The Chiefs have been affiliated with the LA Angels from 1983-‘84, Chicago Cubs from ‘85- ‘94, the St. Louis Cardinals from ‘95 -‘04 , then again to the Cubs ‘05 to ‘12, and are at present with the Cardinals since ‘13.
Now to the participant of the previous…
Corridor of Famer Greg Maddux was on the Chiefs in 1985 , Kerry Wooden was the ‘98 NL Rookie of the 12 months and on the crew in ‘05 and ‘07. Coco Crisp was the chief in stolen bases in 2011. Earlier than Joe Girardi was a supervisor he performed for the Cheifs in 1986.
The gamers which might be nonetheless enjoying…
WARNING this record is lengthy and packed filled with greats.
In 2000 Alberta pujols performed for the Cheifs, he has gained 3 NL MVP (05 ,08 and 09 ) , ROY in 01.
Josh Donaldson how gained the AL MVP in 08 and has had an incredible profession.
Yadier Molina has been on the Cardinals for 19 years and is retiring on the finish of this 12 months , he has 8 gold gloves and been an all star 9x.
DJ Lemahieu gained the Nl batting title in 2016.
Javier baez was in Peroia in 2012.
Lastly, Sandy Alcantara who’s on that Miami Marlins crew that has an incredible pitching rotation.
Now to the Prospects…
SS Masyn Winn was drafted in 2020 within the 2nd spherical with the 54 decide. That is his 2nd 12 months within the minors first 12 months he was in low A and now in excessive A Batting an .242 avg. OBP of .324 and a SLG of .358. This 12 months he has step up his recreation and is batting .350 with an OBP .404 and SLG of .566. He has sadly only one Dinger however has 45 hits in solely 33 video games. I might see him getting the decision.as much as double A if he retains this up.
RHP Michael McGreevy was drafted in 2021 within the frist spherical with the 18th decide. He has had two years of minor league baseball. The primary 12 months he pitched 7.2 innings ans had an 9.39 ERA. In his second 12 months he has began in 45.1 innings he has a 2.58 ERA . An insane WHIP of 0.99 and batters have an AVG of .238. Solely giving up 1 dinger.
RHP Austin Love was drafted in 2021 within the third spherical with the ninetieth decide. He has been within the minor leagues for two years. Yr one he solely pitched 8.0 innings amd has a 1.13 and solely giving up 3 hits. This 12 months he has pitched in 8 video games and 37.1 innings. He has a excessive 6.75 ERA giving up 46 hits. He has a WHIP of 1.66 and the opponent has a batting AVG of .30. Hopefully he can flip it round.
And lastly RHP Gordon Graceffo was additionally a part of the 2021 draft class. He was The St. Louis Cardinals fifth spherical draft decide, decide quantity 151. He has been within the minor leagues of two second and have excelled at each Low A and Excessive A. Let’s begin in 12 months one the place he performed in 11 video games and 26 innings. In put up an ERA of 1.73. He has given up 27 hits however his WHIP is at an unimaginable .68 and a opponent batting AVG of .170. If he retains this up for like 70 to 80 innings . The Cardinals must transfer him up.
The Peoria Cheifs has an amazing quantity of fantastic participant come although Perioa. It appear with the Cardinals nice drafting this development will proceed. So in case you stay in central Illinois make the time to see this superior crew .