Masyn Winn will be starting the 2023 season in Triple-A, but it may not be long before he returns to the St. Louis Cardinals.
A consensus top 100 prospect entering this season, Winn forced the Cardinals’ hand during spring training. He posted an impressive .314/.368/.510 batting line in his 57 plate appearances, hitting a pair of homers and stealing four bases. His athleticism and speed were evident between his impressive defense and ability to fly around the basepaths. The withered corpse of Paul DeJong is the only thing keeping him from the majors at this point.
Masyn Winn will be with St. Louis Cardinals relatively soon
It is understandable as to why the Cardinals would bide their time with Winn. He has just 403 plate appearances above A-ball and just turned 21 years old. The Cardinals have plenty of time and an opportunity to get him more experience at the upper levels of the minors.
But it is impossible to ignore his production. He posted a solid .283/.364/.468 batting line with 12 homers and 36 doubles in his 550 plate appearances between High-A and Double-A while stealing 43 bases. Winn showed more patience last year while tweaking his launch angle, leading to a drastic increase in extra base hits. Add in his plus-plus speed, howitzer of an arm, and excellent defense, and he appears ready to be a star.
That time could come as soon as this season. DeJong has gotten progressively worse each year. Brendan Donovan is currently atop the Cardinals’ depth chart at second, but he can play anywhere around the infield and both corner outfield positions. Tommy Edman is equally adept at second or short. It is a matter of when, not if, Winn makes his debut this season.
Masyn Winn showed off his potential for the St. Louis Cardinals during spring training. His time is coming soon.