late-round pick in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Colt Sedbrook was the top offensive
performer on the New York-Penn League champions. Drafted in the 22nd round out
The 23-year-old posted a respectable strikeout to walk ratio of 44 to 24. Sedbrook was very productive down the stretch, hitting .343/.424/.422 in 102 at bats in August. For his outstanding professional debut, he was recognized as a New York-Penn League Mid-Season All-Star.
only was Sedbrook one of the top performers on the Muckdogs, but also he was one
of the top performers in the whole league.
He would finish eighth in hitting, fifth in on base percentage, tied for
third in hits, and tied for fourth most triples. For his effort, Baseball
second-round pick Shane Peterson
overcame a terrible August to finish with a line of .291/.400/.409. His on base percentage not only topped
Frederick Parejo was
solid during the regular season but was superb during the post-season. Parejo, who did not turn 18 until July
5, hit .350 during the Muckdogs' playoff run including collecting four hits in
the championship clincher against
Charles Cutler and Christian Rosa proved to be a
fantastic backstop tandem. Cutler
hit .303/.365/.408 in 40 games after being drafted out of the
Jermaine Curtis lost
an extended amount of time due to a ankle injury but he did make his presence
felt when he was in the lineup. The
former UCLA Bruin hit .305 on the season but was especially productive when he
returned to the lineup after his injury.
Post-injury, Curtis hit .355/.421/.516 in 31 at-bats. Down a run in game one of the league
championship, the 22-year-old hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth
that proved to be the game winner for
Before being promoted to the Quad Cities, Jon Edwards was leading the team in slugging percentage, on base percentage, and home runs.
Chris Swauger led the team with seven home runs and a .469 slugging percentage.
Jose Garcia hit only .240/.311/.306 but finished second in the league with 26 steals and fourth in the league with 48 runs.
Note: Master article with all 2008 Scout.com Cardinals Minor League Players of the Year and the schedule for daily announcements: link. (This link is also permanently located at the lower left of The Birdhouse home page.)
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