St. Louis Cardinals: End of season team awards
The end of a season is often sad especially when the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t playing in October. With the end, though, comes a recognition of successes during the season.
Now that the St. Louis Cardinals baseball season is over, it’s time to give out our team awards for the season. Even though there’s not a trophy or money in it for the winners, they do get clubhouse bragging rights for the entire 2019 season.
These awards go to the players who have stood out from the others in each aspect. The entire Redbird Rants staff carefully picked who should win each award, so this is coming from the entire site, not just a kid who picked names out of a hat.
There are a few Cardinals who are competing for the league-wide awards, such as Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong, and Harrison Bader competing for Gold Glove awards in their respective positions. Bader will also finish high on NL Rookie of the Year ballots along with Jack Flaherty.
Now, let’s see who are your award winners for your St. Louis Cardinals.
Minor League Player of the Year : Dakota Hudson
Dakota Hudson has quite the season for both the Memphis Redbirds and the St. Louis Cardinals. He put up a very solid 2.50 ERA with a 13-3 record in Memphis. He was also named the starting pitcher for the AAA All-Star Game, which usually goes to the best pitcher in the entire league.
In the second in a start against the Salt Lake Bees, Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp walked to the mound and pulled Hudson out of the game, and gave him an official Major League baseball. He was officially called up the next morning in a bullpen shakeup by the front office.
He also will be getting a championship ring for his participation with your AAA CHAMPION MEMPHIS REDBIRDS. Dakota Hudson will never forget 2018 from both a Minor and Major league standpoint.
Dakota Hudson did well in the Majors, totaling a 2.63 ERA over 27 innings pitched. He could potentially be a part of the 2019 rotation if he can show out in Spring Training, but even though he is your Redbird Rants Minor League Player of the Year, I don’t see him going back to the Minor Leagues anytime soon.