The 20-year-old budding star, Jordan Walker, expressed “Unbelievable joy” upon hearing that he had made the Cardianals’ opening day roster. Although Baseball America’s No. 4 overall prospect and having not played above the Double A level of the minors, the outfielder’s capability to hit, hit for power, speed, and ability to play have proven that he’s perfect for the Big League. Walker’s big-league dream he’d thought about as a child and tried to avoid thinking about as it got closer to fruition, had come true. His father, Derek was in Florida when the news came, and the 6ft 6in outfielder got on a FaceTime call with several other family members, including his mother, Katrina.
Walker’s debut season in Cardinals, scheduled to be held on Thursday, will be the subject of great attention and much discussion, and fans’ eyes will gravitate towards him. He’ll wear jersey No. 18, a number he previously wore when he played travel baseball as an amateur. Marmol, the Cardinals manager, has purposely refrained from offering any special advice to Walker on the whirlwind that’s coming. Instead, his focus is on playing and getting better at baseball daily. Marmol said that Walker had work to do, and he was great at it. None of them knows what his ceiling is, so it’s essential to keep working and find out what’s possible.