St. Louis Cardinals’ 2015 Top Prospects

2 of 9

AAA Memphis Redbirds – OF/1B Stephen Piscotty

Sep 21, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Stephen Piscotty (55) celebrates after driving in the go ahead run on a double off of Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher

J.J. Hoover

(not pictured) during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Reds 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

This was a bit of a tough one. Of the players that spent the entire season with Memphis there wasn’t many that stood out to me as a “Player of the Year” type. So, I went ahead and went with one of the young rookie phenoms on the Cardinals right now in Stephen Piscotty.

Not even looking at the impact he has had on the big league club, it is obvious that Piscotty was in the midst of a special season, a season that probably could have earned him “Minor League Player of the Year” votes had he stayed in Memphis a while longer.

More from St Louis Cardinals Prospects

In just 87 games and 320 at bats, Piscotty hit .272/.366/.475 with 41 extra base hits (career high 11 home runs), drove in 41 runs, and still was the team leader in doubles at the end of the season. Piscotty, was said to have changed his swing a bit in the offseason to add a bit more power and add more power he did.

When you add in his MLB extra base hits, he currently sits at 64 for the season which is a career high for the Cardinals’ rookie. I gave some look at Rafael Ortega for this spot, but in the end Piscotty’s season is still better despite playing 44 less games with Memphis.