2012 Bowman Sterling Prospects Autographs Steve Bean
Stephen William Bean was selected by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2012 free-agent draft. He has struggled during four seasons in the Minor Leagues. He showed promise with the GCL Cardinals of the Gulf Coast League, posting a .320 batting average, but struggled with the Johnson City Cardinals in 2013. He played for the Peoria Chiefs during the 2014 and 2015 seasons and most likely will return to Peoria in 2016 unless he's traded. In four seasons, Bean has posted a cumulative .223 batting average and caught only 34% of runners trying to steal. Bean's Major League hopes look bleak if he doesn't get things turned around this season.