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Quad Cities Bandits 2012 Reliever of the Year

Ethan Cole

In a close competition, Ethan Cole edged out Heath Wyatt as our choice as the Cardinals top Midwest League reliever.

From the first week of the season, the Quad Cities River Bandits' bullpen struggled. Fans wondered all year what the Cardinals saw in some of the relief pitchers and why they kept their jobs. Missing the playoffs cannot be blamed on just the relievers, but since the season came down to just two games, it's easy to say that several bullpen breakdowns cost them the chance to defend their Midwest... Recommended Stories