The Birdhouse Players of the Month Awards

The Birdhouse Players of the Month Awards

A new monthly feature with the best from across the Cardinals organization during April.

Welcome to the first Birdhouse Players of the Month Awards. Each month we will give awards for those players leading the entire St. Louis Cardinals minor league system in various offensive and pitching categories. We will also let you know which player led each team in that category plus a top five. What will each winning player actually receive, you ask? Well…..recognition for a job well done and our sincere hope that they keep up the good work!

Now, on to the awards –

Offense
To Qualify - 3.1 plate appearances per game,

Batting Average
The Best
Tyler Minges - Outfield - Springfield Cardinals
.394/.421/.690 in seventy-six plate appearances. Tyler scored fourteen runs, had fourteen runs batted in, seven doubles, one triple and four home runs.

Top Five
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals - .394/.421/.690 (Team Leader)
Brendan Ryan – Shortstop – Palm Beach Cardinals - .359/.419/.526 (Team Leader)
Chris Duncan – First Base – Memphis Redbirds - .342/.366/.519 (Team Leader)
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals - .341/.389/.622
John Nelson – Shortstop – Memphis Redbirds - .324/.418/.529

Additional Team Leaders
Quad Cities
Jarrett Hoffpauir – Second Base - .301/.363/.411

On Base Percentage
The Best
Tyler Minges - Outfield - Springfield Cardinals
.394/.421/.690 in seventy-six plate appearances.

Top Five
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals - .394/.421/.690 (Team Leader)
Brendan Ryan – Shortstop – Palm Beach Cardinals - .359/.419/.526 (Team Leader)
John Nelson – Shortstop – Memphis Redbirds - .324/.418/.529 (Team Leader)
Matt Shepherd – Shortstop – Swing of the Quad Cities - .254/.407/.397 (Team Leader)
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals - .341/.389/.622

Additional Team Leaders
Each team's leader is in the "Top Five" listed above.

Slugging
The Best
Tyler Minges - Outfield - Springfield Cardinals
.394/.421/.690/1.111

Top Five
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals - .394/.421/.690/1.111 (Team Leader)
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals - .341/.389/.622/1.011 (Team Leader)
John Nelson – Shortstop – Memphis Redbirds - .324/.418/.529/.947 (Team Leader)
Brendan Ryan – Shortstop – Palm Beach Cardinals - .359/.419/.526/.945
Chris Duncan – First Base – Memphis Redbirds - .342/.366/.519/.885

Additional Team Leaders
Quad Cities
Jarrett Hoffpauir – Second Base - .301/.363/.411

On Base Plus Slugging
The Best
Tyler Minges - Outfield - Springfield Cardinals
Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Top Five
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals - .394/.421/.690 (Team Leader)
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals - .341/.389/.622 (Team Leader)
John Nelson – Shortstop – Memphis Redbirds - .324/.418/.529 (Team Leader)
Brendan Ryan – Shortstop – Palm Beach Cardinals - .359/.419/.526
Chris Duncan – First Base – Memphis Redbirds - .342/.366/.519

Additional Team Leaders
Quad Cities
Matt Shepherd – Shortstop – .254/.407/.397/.804

Runs Created
"Runs Created" or RC is a statistic created by Bill James to measure a player's total offensive production. Bill James describes it by saying scoring runs consists of two actions: First - getting on base or creating base runners and Second - the advancing of those runners around the bases. The formula we used to ascertain each player's RC that incorporates the stolen base element of offense.
The Best
Cody Haerther - Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals
.RC of 20.705

Top Five
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals - 20.705 (Team Leader)
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals – 20.574 (Team Leader)
Brendan Ryan – Shortstop – Palm Beach Cardinals – 17.623
Skip Schumaker – Outfield – Memphis Redbirds – 16.315 (Team Leader)
Chris Duncan – First Base – Memphis Redbirds – 14.188

Additional Team Leaders
Quad Cities
Jarrett Hoffpauir – Second Base – 10.693

Home Runs
The Best
Matt Dryer – Third Base – Palm Beach Cardinals
Five home runs. Matt is batting .250/.300/.500 and has six doubles

Top Five (or in this case Six since there's a tie)
Matt Dryer – Third Base – Palm Beach Cardinals – 5 (Team Leader)
Brandon Berger – Outfield – Memphis Redbirds – 4 (co-Team Leader)
Terry Evans – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals – 4
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals - 4
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals – 4 (Team Leader)
Scott Seabol – Outfield – Memphis Redbirds – 4 (co-Team Leader)

Additional Team Leaders
Quad Cities
Mike Ferris – First Base – 3

Runs Batted In
The Best
Cody Haerther - Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals
Twenty runs batted in.

Top Five
Cody Haerther - Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals – 20 (Team Leader)
Matt Dryer – Third Base – Palm Beach Cardinals – 18
Terry Evans – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals – 16
Tyler Minges – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals – 14 (Team Leader)
Brandon Berger – Outfield – Memphis Redbirds – 13 (Team Leader)

Additional Team Leaders
Quad Cities
Mike Ferris – First Base – 11

Stolen Bases
The Best
Matt Lemanczyk - Outfield – Swing of the Quad Cities
Six stolen bases

Top Five
Matt Lemanczyk – Outfield – Swing of the Quad Cities – 6 (Team Leader)
Skip Schumaker – Outfield – Memphis Redbirds – 5 (Team Leader)
Terry Evans – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals – 4 (Team Leader)
Shaun Boyd – Outfield – Springfield Cardinals – 4 (Team Leader)
Cody Haerther – Outfield – Palm Beach Cardinals – 3

Additional Team Leaders
Each team's leader is listed above

Best Battin' Eye
The Best
Matt Shepherd - Shortstop – Swing of the Quad Cities
Matt's strike out per plate appearance is 1:13.67

Top Five
Matt Shepherd – Shortstop – Swing of the Quad Cities – 1: 13.67 (Team Leader)
Jarrett Hoffpauir – Second Base – Swing of the Quad Cities – 1:13.33
Skip Schumaker – Outfield – Memphis Redbirds – 1:12.13 (Team Leader)
Andy Schutzenhofer – First Base – Springfield Cardinals – 1:12 (Team Leader)
Brendan Ryan – Shortstop – Palm Beach Cardinals – 1:10.88 (Team Leader)

Additional Team Leaders
Each team's leader is listed above

Pitching
To Qualify - one inning pitched per game for starters, appeared in a minimum five games for relievers

Earned Run Average
The Best
Starter LHP Randy Leek – Springfield Cardinals
1.74 ERA in thirty-one innings pitched
RelieverRHP Mike Sillman – Swing of the Quad Cities
0.00 ERA in eleven and two-thirds innings pitched

Top Five Starters
LHP Randy Leek – Springfield Cardinals – 1.74 ERA, 31 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Adam Wainwright – Memphis Redbirds – 2.00 ERA, 27 innings pitched (Team Leader)
LHP Oscar Alvarez – Springfield Cardinals – 2.37 ERA, 30.1 innings pitched
LHP Eric Haberer – Swing of the Quad Cities – 2.45 ERA, 25.2 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jeremy Cook – Springfield Cardinals – 2.55 ERA, 24.2 innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Palm Beach
RHP Mark Michael – 3.32 ERA, 21.2 innings pitched

Top Five Relievers
RHP Mike Sillman – Swing of the Quad Cities – 0.00 ERA, 11.2 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Cory Doyne – Palm Beach Cardinals – 0.00 ERA, 11.1 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Nick Stocks – Springfield Cardinals – 0.00 ERA, 5.1 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Josh Kinney – Springfield Cardinals – 0.69 ERA, 13 innings pitched
LHP Kevin Ool – Swing of the Quad Cities – 1.54 ERA, 11.2 innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Memphis Redbirds
RHP Brad Thompson – 3.65 ERA, 12.1 innings pitched

WHIP
The Best
Starter LHP Randy Leek – Springfield Cardinals
0.90 WHIP, thirty-one innings pitched
RelieverRHP Cory Doyne – Palm Beach Cardinals
0.44 WHIP, eleven and one-third innings pitched

Top Five Starters
LHP Randy Leek – Springfield Cardinals – 0.90 WHIP, 31 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Anthony Reyes – Memphis Redbirds – 0.91 WHIP, 25.1 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Chris Gissell – Memphis Redbirds – 1.03 WHIP, 31 innings pitched
LHP Eric Haberer – Swing of the Quad Cities – 1.13 WHIP, 25.2 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Adam Wainwright – Memphis Redbirds – 1.15 WHIP, 27 innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Palm Beach Cardinals
RHP Tyler Adamczyk – 1.16 WHIP, 31 innings pitched

Top Five Relievers
RHP Cory Doyne – Palm Beach Cardinals – 0.44 WHIP, 11.1 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Roberto Batista – Palm Beach Cardinals - 0.77 WHIP, 13 innings pitched
LHP Kevin Ool – Swing of the Quad Cities – 0.77 WHIP, 11.2 innings pitched
RHP Josh Kinney – Springfield Cardinals – 0.85 WHIP, 13 innings pitched
RHP Jose Garcia – Palm Beach Cardinals – 0.92 WHIP, 19.2 innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Memphis Redbirds
LHP Tyler Johnson – 1.14 WHIP, 7 innings pitched

Strike-Outs-to-Walks Ratio
The Best
Starter RHP Adam Wainwright – Memphis Redbirds
11:1 ratio, twenty-seven innings pitched
RelieverRHP Cory Doyne – Palm Beach Cardinals
36:1 ratio, eleven and one-third innings pitched

Top Five Starters
RHP Adam Wainwright – Memphis Redbirds – 11:1 ratio, twenty-two strikeouts, two walks in 27 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Anthony Reyes – Memphis Redbirds – 6.5:1 ratio, twenty-six strikeouts, four walks in 25.1 innings pitched
LHP Randy Leek – Springfield Cardinals – 4.7:1 ratio, fourteen strikeouts, three walks in 31 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Mike Parisi – Swing of the Quad Cities – 3.8:1 ratio, nineteen strikeouts, five walks in twenty-four innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Chris Gissell – Memphis Redbirds – 3.2:1 ratio, thirty-two strikeouts, ten walks in 31 innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Palm Beach Cardinals
RHP Stuart Pomerantz – 3:1 ratio, ten strikeouts, six walks in 22 innings pitched

Top Five Relievers
RHP Cory Doyne – Palm Beach Cardinals – 36:1 ratio, sixteen strikeouts, two walks in 11.1 innings pitched (Team Leader)
LHP Kevin Ool – Swing of the Quad Cities – 11:1 ratio, eleven strikeouts, one walk in 11.2 innings pitched (Team Leader)
LHP Tyler Johnson – Memphis Redbirds – 10:1 ratio, ten strikeouts, one walk in 7 innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jose Garcia – Palm Beach Cardinals – 8:1 ratio, twenty-four strikeouts, three walks in 19.2 innings pitched
RHP Jaymes Torres – Swing of the Quad Cities – 6.5:1 ratio, thirteen strikeouts, two walks in 13.1 innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Springfield Cardinals
RHP Josh Kinney – 5:1 ratio, ten strikeouts, two walks in 13 innings pitched

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