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Links to Cardinals “Best of” Lists


To help pass the time over the various off-seasons in recent years, we compiled lists of some of the top current Cardinals minor leaguers and past major leaguers as well as engaged in some very interesting debate as a result.

Following are the links to these lists:

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2013

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2012

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2011

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2010

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2009

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008:

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #16-20

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #11-15

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #6-10

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #1-5


Cardinals Minor League Players and Managers of the Year

2013

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: Zach Petrick, Lee Stoppelman and Kolten Wong

Top rookies also awarded system-wide: Andrew Pierce, Zach Loraine and Edmundo Sosa

Manager of the Year: Oliver Marmol, State College

2012

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha and Oscar Taveras

Top rookies also awarded system-wide: Zach Petrick, Lee Stoppelman and Patrick Wisdom

Manager of the Year: Mike Shildt, Springfield

2011

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: Brandon Dickson, Keith Butler and Matt Adams

Top rookies also awarded system-wide: Seth Maness, Danny Miranda and Kolten Wong

Manager of the Year: Johnny Rodriguez, Quad Cities

2010

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: Brandon Dickson, Fernando Salas and Matt Carpenter

Top rookies also awarded system-wide: John Gast, Hector Corpas and Oscar Taveras

Manager of the Year: Mike Shildt, Johnson City

2009

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: Lance Lynn, Eduardo Sanchez and Allen Craig

Top rookies also awarded system-wide: Scott Schneider, Josh Squatrito and Matt Adams

Manager of the Year: Chris Maloney, Memphis

2008

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: Jess Todd, Jason Motte and David Freese

Top rookies also awarded system-wide: Scott Gorgen, Adam Reifer and Brett Wallace

Manager of the Year: Mark DeJohn, Batavia

2007

Starting pitcher, reliever and position players by level and system-wide

Top winners: P.J. Walters, Luke Gregerson and Colby Rasmus

Manager of the Year: Ron “Pop” Warner, Springfield


Top 40 Cardinals Prospects

2014

Top prospect: to be named

2013

Top prospect: Oscar Taveras

2012

Top prospect: Shelby Miller (repeat winner)

2011

Top prospect: Shelby Miller

2010

Top prospect: Jaime Garcia

2009

Top prospect: Colby Rasmus (three-peat)

2008

Top prospect: Colby Rasmus (repeat winner)

2007

Top prospect: Colby Rasmus

2006

Top prospect: Anthony Reyes


Top 40 Cardinals Players of All Time

(includes top Cardinals team by position, Hall of Fame distribution and more)

#1: Stan Musial


Top 15 Cardinals Teams of All Time

#1: 1942


Minor league history series

Top Cardinals minor league managers – 1966 to present
Cardinals minor league franchise census since 1974
Cardinals in the Gulf Coast, Arizona and Pioneer Rookie Leagues
Cardinals in Triple-A – 1977 to present
Cardinals in Double-A – 1966 to present
Cardinals in the Florida State League – 1966 to present
Quad Cities: Cardinals top minor league club has a long history
Cardinals in the Appalachian League – 1975 to present
Cardinals in the New York-Penn League – 1981 to present
A quarter century of Cardinals minor league results

One Response to “Links to Cardinals “Best of” Lists”

  1. [...] placeholder post will carry the links to all 20 stories. A link to it as well as the top stories of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and my start-of-year predictions [...]

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