With the announcements of the rookie level Appalachian League All-Stars and the post-season Texas League All-Stars, the St. Louis Cardinals organization has eight more individuals recognized.
Three members of the Double-A
Springfield Cardinals have been named as Texas League post-season All-Stars,
reports the Springfield News-Leader. They are right-handed pitcher David Kopp,
third baseman Matt Carpenter and catcher Steven Hill. All three were earlier
selected as mid-season All-Stars as well, but Kopp had been promoted to
Carpenter, 24, is in his first full-season of professional ball and is leading the league in batting, is second in on-base percentage, fourth in slugging and second in OPS.
Hill, 25, made his MLB
Other than about three weeks spent
In the Appalachian League, the playoff-bound Johnson City Cardinals had two special recognitions from among their group. Ryan Copeland was named the Pitcher of the Year in the league while his skipper, Mike Shildt, won the Manager of the Year vote.
The five individuals were honored with plaques from the Johnson City Sports Foundation (JCSF) before the game on Saturday, August 28. Photo L to R: Mike Shildt, Ryan Copeland, Hector Corpas, Oscar Taveras, and Cody Stanley.
Pulaski, the East Division regular season champions, took the second-most All-Star positions with four. Perhaps emphasizing the strength of the Division, all five teams in the West were represented and 12-of the-17 positions (70 percent) were won by the West. To further reinforce the strength of the West, they held an 18 game lead over the East as of Sunday morning with just a few regular season games left. Three teams in the East, the Princeton Rays, the Bluefield Orioles, and the Burlington Royals, were shut out by the voters.
Johnson City First Baseman
Greeneville Second Baseman
Bristol Third Baseman
Danville Utility Infielder
Johnson City Outfielder
Kingsport Utility Outfielder
Pulaski Designated Hitter
Greeneville Right-handed Pitcher
Pulaski Left-handed Pitcher
Johnson City Relief Pitcher
Johnson City Player of the Year
Elizabethton Pitcher of the Year
Johnson City Manager of the Year
injuries derailed the All-Star hopes of two Cardinals. 1B/DH David
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