|2012 Pitcher of the Year Trevor Rosenthal|
We will add some special awards and of course, name our top selections for the entire Cardinals minor league system for 2013 as well as the best rookies. The minor league section of the series will conclude with our choice as the top manager in the organization before we break down the big-league club's regular season and post-season.
Though they watched these clubs and reported on them all summer long, our team of locally-based writers still have their work cut out for them to select the very best of the best from nearly 300 players. Yet this most knowledgeable group is more than qualified and is again up to the challenge. They include Corey Carmichael (Memphis), Brandon Mahler (Springfield), Juan Dorado (Palm Beach), Alex Ross (Peoria), Robert Davidson (State College), Curtis Carden (Johnson City) and Paul Ivice (Gulf Coast League).
While the winning names will be made available to everyone as this master article is updated daily, the detailed commentary behind most awards in this series will be exclusively for The Cardinal Nation subscribers. All major league articles will be free for all.
They include analysis from our local reporters as well as comments by Cardinals players, coaches and executives. We explain what tradeoffs were made and what we saw in the best players to take the field at each level of the Cardinals system during the 2013 season.
Again, we begin the process with a daily series recapping each minor league club's 2013 season in depth, looking at records, injuries, player movement, key stats and much more. Subscribers can click on the highlighted team names below to read those articles if you missed them the first time.
2013 The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Award Winners/Schedule
|2013 Team Recaps||Top Relief Pitcher||Top Starting Pitcher||Top Position Player|
|Dominican Summer||Yeison Medina||Ramon Santos||Edmundo Sosa|
|Gulf Coast (Rookie)||Kender Villegas||Ian McKinney||Rafael Medina|
|Johnson City (SS-R)||Fernando Baez||Alex Reyes||K. Peoples-Walls|
|State College (SS-A)||Mitch Harris||Nick Petree||Steven Ramos|
|Peoria (A)||Joey Donofrio||Cory Jones||Jacob Wilson|
|Palm Beach (A+)||Ronnie Shaban||Ryan Sherriff||J. Rodriguez|
|Springfield (AA)||Lee Stoppelman||Tim Cooney||Mike O'Neill|
|Memphis (AAA)||Sam Freeman||Tyler Lyons||Kolten Wong|
|Free articles||Top Relief Pitcher||Top Starting Pitcher||Top Position Player|
|Rookies of the Year||Zach Loraine||Andrew Pierce||Edmundo Sosa|
|Players of the Year||Lee Stoppelman||Zach Petrick||Kolten Wong|
|Manager of the Year||Oliver Marmol|
|St. Louis||Top Relief Pitcher||Top Starting Pitcher||Top Position Player|
|2013 Team Recaps||Edward Mujica||Adam Wainwright||Yadier Molina|
|Reg season stats|
If you ever forget the location of this article, you can always use the permanent link on the lower left of The Cardinal Nation homepage. You can access our 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 Cardinals Minor League Players of the Year from there, too, as well as our Top Prospect lists from each of the last eight winters.
Speaking of top prospects, that annual top 40 countdown will begin in late November after this series concludes. Please remember that the two are separate and distinct.
This effort is to recognize the top performances on the field in 2013, whether or not the players are projected to have a major league future down the road. In other words, this is all about current results, not future potential.
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