Top 2013 Cardinals minors spring performances

My top spring hitter: Peoria's David Washington

A number of position players and pitchers excelled during the recently-completed St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training camp in Jupiter, Fla.

As regular readers know, the St. Louis Cardinals and farm director John Vuch provided daily minor league stats following spring training games. I ran those on The Cardinal Nation Blog each evening.

Because the results were incomplete, it was not possible to keep aggregated totals for all players throughout camp. However, Vuch was kind enough to provide selected results from some of the camp leaders this spring, which will be listed below.

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I have sorted the position players and pitchers by my estimate of their season-opening level of play. A few may turn out to be inaccurate once all rosters are released. (Also, it should be noted that Ryan Jackson was recalled to St. Louis until David Freese is ready.)

Within those team groupings, the players are ordered by spring ERA and batting average. In some cases, system-wide leaders are noted in bold. You will recognize the format of the data, as it is the same as I used in the daily reports.

By definition, with over 160 players in camp, these players should be considered the best of the best. Consider every one of them to be "Honorable Mentions" for my personal awards that follow.

My Pitcher of the Spring should be no surprise. Memphis' Michael Wacha threw 11 2/3 scoreless innings for St. Louis before coming down to minor league camp and adding 13 more frames of goose-eggs.

My Hitter of the Spring is David Washington. Peoria's new first baseman/outfielder hit for average (.417), power (.767 SLG) and production (17 RBI) in Jupiter.

Selected highlights – Cardinals minor league spring training 2013 – pitchers

Memphis pitching ERA IP H R ER BB K 
Michael Wacha 0.00 13 3 0 0 2 13
Victor Marte 0.00 10 3 0 0 2 5
Nick Greenwood 1.80 10 7 2 2 0 10
Tyler Lyons 2.57 7 10 3 2 1 8
Springfield pitching ERA IP H R ER BB K 
Boone Whiting 0.00 11.2 7 0 0 5 14
Palm Beach pitching ERA IP H R ER BB K 
Tim Cooney 0.00 10 6 0 0 3 13
Sam Gaviglio 1.47 18.1 12 6 3 8 14
Travis Miller 1.80 10 8 2 2 6 9
Lee Stoppelman 3.27 11 10 4 4 3 16
Peoria pitching ERA IP H R ER BB K 
Mike Aldrete 1.08 8.1 4 1 1 3 8
Joey Cuda 1.38 13 11 2 2 1 12
Dixon Llorens 1.80 10 6 2 2 1 12
Extended spring pitching ERA IP H R ER BB K 
Jacob Booden 0.00 8.2 5 0 0 1 10
Juan Bautista 1.00 9 5 3 1 2 5

Selected highlights – Cardinals minor league spring training 2013 – hitters

Memphis hitting BA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR  SB OBP SLG
Kolten Wong 0.526 19 7 10 2 1 0.571 0.789
Ryan Jackson 0.478 23 11 5 1 0.571
Chad Huffman 0.319 10 5 4 0.373
Brock Peterson 10 4
Springfield hitting BA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR  SB OBP SLG
Jake Lemmerman 0.389 17 0.476 0.667
Audry Perez 0.368 19 0.400
Adam Melker 0.324 37 16 12 5 0.419
Xavier Scruggs 0.256 10 4 1 3 0.347 0.605
Palm Beach hitting BA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR  SB OBP SLG
Cody Stanley 0.429 21 9 1 2 1 0.520 0.810
Matt Williams 0.341 3 1 1 0.431
Stephen Piscotty 0.308 52 16 1 1
James Ramsey 0.295 44 13 2 2 0.380
Peoria hitting BA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR  SB OBP SLG
Charlie Tilson 0.432 44 19 1 2 4
David Washington 0.417 60 25 17 2 2 5 0.453 0.767
Michael Swinson 0.396 53 21 7 0.484
Patrick Wisdom 0.375 40 15 7 2 0.432 0.700
Breyvic Valera 0.314 61 12 16 0.417
Extended hitting BA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR  SB OBP SLG
Adam Ehrlich 0.464 28 13
Carson Kelly 0.400 50 10 20 8 2 0.464 0.620
Brett Wiley 0.382 34 13 2 1 1 0.488
Leandro Mateo 0.353 34 12 0.421
Rafael Medina 0.343 35 12 7 3 1
Cesar Valera 0.320 50 16 5 0.333




For the earlier daily spring highlights, check out the The Cardinal Nation Blog.



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