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2013 Palm Beach Cardinals Player of the Year

Rodriguez led Palm Beach in a number of categories

In a neck-and-neck race, first baseman Jonathan Rodriguez edged out outfielder David Popkins as The Cardinal Nation's top hitter on the St. Louis Cardinals' A-Advanced club.

In selecting a top hitter, the debate is always, power hitter or hitter for average? Which would you take? In an ideal world, everyone would choose both, but it is not that easy. In 2013, two Palm Beach Cardinals truly excelled at the plate. David Popkins and Jonathan Rodriguez pushed the Beach Birds to the brink of their first postseason appearance since 2008. Popkins Despite the club... Recommended Stories

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