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GCL Cardinals Reliever of the Year: 2008

St. Louis Cardinals prospect and converted catcher David Carpenter used the 2008 Gulf Coast League to jump-start his career on the mound.

In its second season in the Gulf Coast League, the Cardinals struggled home with a record of 17-38. The Baby Birds were edged out only by the Orioles for the league's worst mark. But among the defeats, the Cardinals saw the career resurrection of a light-hitting catcher who found success on the pitcher's mound. Though he had played in close to 100 minor league games as a catcher, David... Recommended Stories

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