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?
Among 30 different position players on the Pacific Coast League champions, third baseman Patrick Wisdom stood tallest.
From the 18 pitchers to make a start for the Pacific Coast League champions, Luke Weaver topped Jack Flaherty for our Cardinals Triple-A Starter of the Year honors
Josh Lucas topped Mark Montgomery, Ryan Sherriff and Mike Mayers as The Cardinal Nation’s choice as the top performer in the 2017 Pacific Coast League champions’ bullpen.
The Memphis Redbirds finished the best season in team history, one that resulted in the Pacific Coast League title and a trip to the Triple-A Championship Game. The club posted a franchise-best 91-50 regular-season record, one of just four teams in MiLB with 90+ wins.
The Memphis Redbirds concluded 2017 with 1-3 record in the final week but the win brought them the Pacific Coast League Championship. Patrick Wisdom was named the MVP of the series after a homer and 2 RBI in Game 5. Matt Pearce and Ryan Helsley carried the pitching staff with solid starts.
After losing the first game of the week, the Memphis Redbirds fought off elimination in the Pacific Coast League Conference Finals and won the first two games of the Finals. Dakota Hudson and Kevin Herget impressed in starts while Tyler O’Neill and Patrick Wisdom have led the lineup.
The Memphis Redbirds split the final week of the regular season 3-3 against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL). They tied their season high 41 games above .500, finishing the regular season 91-50. Tyler O’Neill has a big week showing off his power, and Jack Flaherty was named PCL Player of the Month. The first round of the playoffs are deadlocked at one game each. Dakota Hudson discusses his strong start.
The Memphis Redbirds returned to their winning ways with a 5-1 week, all against the Iowa Cubs (CHC), while reaching a season high 41 games above .500 (89-48). Stubby Clapp was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year. Patrick Wisdom talks about his home run feats. As the playoffs near, the rotation is undergoing significant change.
The Memphis Redbirds finally had a losing week, going 2-4, but they did set a franchise record with their 84th win of the season. Their streak of winning or splitting 27 straight series was finally snapped after dropping three of four to Nashville at home. Breyvic Valera and Patrick Wisdom flashed some power with five combined homers this week.
Reaching as many as 40 games over .500 during the 4-3 week, the Memphis Redbirds hit franchise bests in record through 125 games and largest division lead. They also hold a franchise best 3.60 ERA and its best fielding percentage. Stephen Piscotty has been on fire since joining the Redbirds.
Now 38 games above .500, the 78-40 Memphis Redbirds are still red hot as indicated by a 6-2 week. The pitching staff continued to control games, holding opponents to two or less runs in five of the six wins. Breyvic Valera is the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.
The Memphis Redbirds are one of just four teams in Minor League Baseball with 72 or more wins and lead Triple A with a 72-38 record. Even with a number of hitters in St. Louis, Redbirds Tyler O’Neill and Breyvic Valera kept the runs coming in the 4-3 week.
Though the names have been rapidly changing, the results remain the same. The Memphis Redbirds just keep on winning. Even though starters Marco Gonzales and Luke Weaver are gone, Jack Flaherty and Matt Pearce are among those helping to pick up the slack.
A week started by a four game win-streak ended 5-2 and extended the Memphis Redbirds’ league-leading record. At 62-35, Memphis has three more wins than the next closest team in the PCL. The solid week ended with the call-up of Carson Kelly and Zach Duke plus Marco Gonzales was traded.
With the middle of the week reserved for the Triple-A All-Star Game and associated events, Memphis played just four games this week. They finished 3-1 while winning the last three, with Breyvic Valera twice the hero. The pitching was stellar, limiting opponents to three or fewer runs in each game.
Memphis is now tied for the best record in the Pacific Coast League after a 6-1 week. Harrison Bader is red-hot, homering in three straight games, and the bullpen performed well despite several starters being pulled early and one night, skipped entirely.
A busy week of roster moves brought both new and familiar faces to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds during the 4-3 week. Luke Weaver and Marco Gonzales continue to top the rotation.
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