2017 was a great year for the Cardinals minor league affiliates. The top six affiliates went a combined 384-312, 62 games over .500. There were a ton of great season by a ton of different players, and what we are going to do here is name one player at each
Once a week for the last 22 or so weeks I have compiled a list of the top performers at each of the full season clubs in the Cardinals minor league system. I highlighted one pitcher and one hitter at each of the four full-season levels (Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach,
On Wednesday, the Memphis Redbirds open the Pacific Coast League playoffs against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Redbirds racked up 91 wins this season despite the fact that Paul DeJong, Harrison Bader, Luke Voit, and many other were promoted to the parent
Cardinals minors report for games happening Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
Memphis 5, Iowa 4
Dakota Hudson (W, 1-1): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Andrew Morales: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 K
Mike Mayers: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Sean Gilmartin: 1 IP
Patrick Wisdom - 3B:
Cardinals minors report for games happening Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Memphis 4, Iowa 3
John Gant: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Josh Zeid (W, 9-3): 0.1 IP
Sean Gilmartin: 1.1 IP, 2 K
Josh Lucas (S, 16): 0.2 IP, 1 BB
Alex Mejia - 3B: 3-for-5, 2B, R
Tyler O'Neill - RF/CF:
Much of what goes on at the minor league level from a development stand point isn't easy to quantify or explain exactly. For your average fan that follows the minor leagues, you are often reliant on the box scores from the night before to make up your mind about how
Cardinals minors report for games happening Friday, August 25, 2017.
Memphis 2, Iowa 4
Dakota Hudson (L, 0-1): 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Miguel Socolovich: 1 IP, 2 K
Sean Gilmartin: 1 IP, 1 K
Breyvic Valera - 2B: 1-for-4, 2B, R
Luke Voit - 1B: 2-for-4, RBI, R
Alex Mejia -
Every Friday (and some Saturday's when I'm too busy to get it out on Friday) until the end of the minor league season we will present you with the awards for the past weeks top pitcher and position player at each affiliate. We will include a capsule at the end
Cardinals minors report for games happening Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
Springfield 1, NW Arkansas 5
Pedro Echemendia (L, 1-4): 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Jacob Evans: 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Andrew Morales: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K
Sandy Alcantara: 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Colin (@colingarner22) and Kyle (@kyler416) recorded live at Hammons Field during a Springfield Cardinals game. They talked the most exciting prospect at each level (and Kyle stumped Colin on the most exciting pitcher at State College).
They also talked potential closers on the farm, debated whether or not Sandy Alcantara is