I still think Arozarena was the right call, as counting stats still mean something when all is said and done. If WAR for minor leaguers was a thing, I’m fairly sure he would have had a higher one than Nogowski in June.
The Fagalde snub wasn’t really defensible from any position. There ought to be an inquiry. Don’t be surprised if this puts a permanent chip on Alexander the Great’s shoulder that propels him to future MLB stardom.
Well, the way I see it, if counting stats were the best way to compare players, they wouldn’t have a batting champion each season. They would crown the hits leader. Same with ERA champion vs. fewest runs allowed on the pitching side.
Rate stats – June
Edge Arozarena – SLG (barely)
Edge Nogowski – BA, OBP, OPS, walk rate, strikeout rate
Nice shout out by Memphis announcer who said the Cardinals announced Nogowski as player of the month. I was watching a replay of a July 1st broadcast. Sorry they didn’t give credit to The Cardinal Nation.