The St. Louis Cardinals may not have players in real contention for the MLB All-Star game but their AAA team does and they need fans’ help.
The St. Louis Cardinals usually have a few players up for consideration for the All-Star game that takes place every season. Yadier Molina is usually a shoe-in for a spot on the All-Star team. This just isn’t so this season.
This season the St. Louis Cardinals are seeing none of their players at the top of All-Star voting. That said, the following Cardinals are on the voting list (ranks as of June 11, 2018):
- Jose Martinez, 1B – not in the top five
- Kolten Wong, 2B – not in the top five
- Paul DeJong, SS – not in the top five
- Matt Carpenter, 3B – not in the top five
- Yadi, C – ranked 5th
- Dexter Fowler, OF – not in the top 15
- Marcell Ozuna, OF – not in the top 15
- Tommy Pham, OF – not in the top 15
That is an awful lot of ‘not’ for the St. Louis Cardinals. This is a down year and the Cardinals which makes sense for the low fan voting. Of the names listed, Martinez, DeJong, and Ozuna (and maybe Pham) are the only names listed above that would interest me as deserving of a vote.
If you would like to assist the names above climb their ranks, click HERE to vote.
Moving from the Cardinals to the Memphis Redbirds, a great deal of players find themselves higher on their respective AAA All-Star voting. The following players appear on their All-Star voting list (ranks as of June 14, 2018):
- Rangel Ravelo, 1B – not in the top five
- Luke Voit, 1B – not in the top five
- Max Schrock, 2B – not in the top five
- Yairo Munoz, SS – not in the top five
- Wilfredo Tovar, SS – not in the top five
- Patrick Wisdom, 3B – ranked 4th
- Carson Kelly, C – not in the top five
- Adolis Garcia, DH – not in the top five
- Alex Mejia, DH – not in the top five
- Randy Arozarena, OF – not in the top five
- Oscar Mercado, OF – not in the top five
- Tyler O’Neill, OF – ranked 2nd
- Dakota Hudson, P – ranked 3rd
- Jack Flaherty, P – ranked 5th
- Austin Gomber, P – not in the top five
- Daniel Poncedeleon, P – not in the top five
- Preston Guilmet, RP – not in the top five
- Andrew Morales, RP – not in the top five
To me, Ravelo and Mercado deserve to be AAA All-Stars. These two have been great for the Redbirds.
If you’d like to help the AAA players, vote HERE.
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But wait, there’s more! The Memphis Redbirds play in AutoZone Park and the organization needs your help to reach the top of the “Best of the Ballparks – Triple A” with Ballpark Digest.
If you have never visited the Redbirds’ ballpark, you are really missing out. Many have called AutoZone Park the mini-Busch Stadium. The ballpark is so nice and the coaching staff has had the privilege of seeing St. Louis Cardinals players of the like of Molina, Albert Pujols, Carpenter, and Martinez.
Amenities include some sweet suites, delicious Memphis BBQ, $2 beer Thursdays, and all-you-can-eat nights. Saturday nights also feature firework nights. This is a very family-friendly park and St. Louis Cardinals fans should make the trip to Memphis without question.
To help the Memphis ballpark, click HERE to vote.
As of the writing of this piece, Memphis’ ballpark is winning in the first round of the head-to-head competitions. AutoZone Park is winning 74% to 26% in favor of Principal Park which is home of the Iowa Cubs. Therefore, the Iowa Cubs must lose in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA club stadium.
Do your part and vote for the players representing the St. Louis Cardinals and do your part to help the Memphis Redbirds’ ballpark. We owe it to the organization.