For the 12th consecutive year, The Cardinal Nation rolls out its choices for the top players at each level of the St. Louis Cardinals system from the summer, following season recaps by affiliate. The series runs each day from September 11 through the month of October. Will Luke Weaver repeat as Starting Pitcher of the Year?
In our evaluation of the State College Spikes’ position players this season, Evan Mendoza stands out for The Cardinal Nation’s top honors.
In our evaluation of the rotation members of the State College Spikes this season, Daniel Castano edged out Andrew Summerville for The Cardinal Nation’s top starting pitcher honors.
In our breakdown of the State College Spikes to select the top reliever this season, a key change enabled Levi MaVorhis to edge Will Latcham for The Cardinal Nation’s honors.
The St. Louis Cardinals short-season Class-A affiliate finished five games over .500, but fell just short of a playoff berth. Key standouts included Joshua Lopez, Evan Mendoza, Scott Hurst Andrew Summerville, Daniel Castano and Levi MaVorhis.
The push by the Cardinals short-season Class-A club to repeat as New York-Penn League champions ended in the final week. Daniel Castano’s best start may have been his last.
The State College Spikes kept their playoff chances alive with a very solid finish to the week. With momentum, they have given themselves a fighting chance with six more games left on the season. Andrew Summerville is leading the rotation and is among the best in the league.
The Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate had a second straight losing week but three key wins have the Spikes just three games out of first. Scott Hurst is the reigning NYPL Player of the Week.
The Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate had a 3-4 week as the offense was quieted in a key series for first place. Andrew Summerville joins fellow left-hander Daniel Castano atop the rotation.
The Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate had a 4-3 week, but lost two very close games. All-Star right-handed pitcher Daniel Castano has been efficient and effective.
Fourth-place State College has yet to put together a long winning streak, but Evan Mendoza, Scott Hurst and Yariel Gonzalez are pacing the New York-Penn League’s #1 offense.
After suffering their first sweep of the season in a rain-shortened series against first-place West Virginia at the end of last week, the State College Spikes rebounded to take two of three against Mahoning Valley and split the first two games of the series at Batavia. Sam Tewes and Evan Mendoza are leading the way.
St. Louis’ New York-Penn League affiliate finished a 6-2 road trip in second place. 17th-round draft pick Will Latcham is performing extremely well out of the bullpen.
St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitcher Anthony Shew talks about his background and his 2017 success, which includes a recent promotion from State College to Peoria.
St. Louis’ New York-Penn League affiliate has won three in a row on the road and sit a game out of first place. After slow starts, new draftees Zach Kirtley and Scott Hurst are coming on at the plate.
St. Louis’ New York-Penn League affiliate worked two winning streaks around a losing skid and after a 4-3 week, remain in a first-place tie. Left-handed pitcher Daniel Castano explains how he continues to pitch effectively, deep into games.
In the second week of the season, the Cardinals New York-Penn League club went 4-2, but playing time is being sorted out even as the roster is still changing. Among early standouts are Anthony Shew, Daniel Castano, Joshua Lopez and 2017 draftee Evan Mendoza. Shew and his manager discuss the pitcher’s hot start.
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