St Louis Cardinals: Redbirds take the field at the Triple A All-Star Game

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Daniel Poncedeleon #84 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait at Roger Dean Stadium on February 20, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Daniel Poncedeleon #84 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait at Roger Dean Stadium on February 20, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A Affiliate Memphis Redbirds have plenty of representatives at the Triple-A All-Star Game, how did they perform?

The Triple-A All-Star game, one of the biggest events of the season down in the Minor Leagues. Some of the top prospects in all of baseball clash, and try to prove to the big league brass that they deserve a shot in the Majors. For the St. Louis Cardinals top prospects, it’s no different.

The Cardinals are having a down year, there are plenty of spots to be grabbed. It’s always a huge honor to be selected to an All-Star Game, regardless of what level it is. So, which Memphis Redbirds studs made the cut?

Dakota Hudson: Starting Pitcher

Getting the start in the All-Star Game is one of the biggest honors in baseball, as it usually goes to the best pitcher in the league. St. Louis Cardinals number three prospect Dakota Hudson has proven he is an elite pitcher in the Pacific Coast League, as he owns a 2.42 ERA and a 12-2 record, which is the best in the PCL.

Hudson pitched for one inning, allowing three hits and an earned run while striking out one. He managed to get out of an ugly bases-loaded jam and came away with the win for the PCL All-Stars, as they won 12-7 over the International League All-Star team.

Daniel Poncedeleon: Pitcher

St. Louis Cardinals No. 30 prospect Daniel Poncedeleon has one of the best feel-good comeback stories in all of baseball. Last year, while pitching against the Iowa Cubs, he was struck in the head by a comebacker hit by catcher Victor Caratini.

Poncedeleon could’ve lost his life that night, he was taken to the hospital for an emergency surgery, and would also be shut down for the rest of the season to recover from the injury. There was also a chance he would never pitch again.

Poncedeleon bounced back though, now, he is third in the all of Triple-A in ERA, and has even got called up to the majors for a short period of time, but didn’t see the mound. Expect him to be back up soon, though.

At the All-Star Game, Poncedeleon pitched an inning, and was stellar, as he struck out the side with ease.

Patrick Wisdom: Third Baseman

Patrick Wisdom is one of those guys who should be with the Cardinals, but is surprisingly still in the minors. Wisdom has been nothing short of fantastic this season, as he is hitting .297 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs so far.  He has played a vital part to the Memphis Redbirds success this season. Though Wisdom is not on the 40-man roster right now, he could see the MLB time in the near future.

Wisdom struggled in the All-Star Game though, going 0-2 with a strikeout. Wisdom also got a shot in the other All Star break event, the Home Run Derby. He put up eight points, but that was not enough to win the crown, as former St. Louis Cardinal Chad Huffman took the title.

Bonus: Kean Wong, Second Baseman, Durham Bulls

Even though this article is about our St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers, Kean Wong is a good bonus. Kean Wong is the little brother of St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong.

Kolten is known for his slick fielding skills and has a huge chance to win the NL Gold Glove award this season. Kean Wong, on the other hand, is known for his bat. Kean is hitting .316, which is second in the International League, and also has a very solid .843 OPS.

Wong was brilliant in the Triple A All-Star Game, as he went 3-4 with two RBIs. He also hit two doubles as well. Maybe one day, we could see the Wong brothers team up in St. Louis.

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