Slew of Cards prospects earn Minor League awards
Outfielder Oscar Taveras was named the Texas League Player of the Year, making this the second straight season a member of the Double-A Springfield club earned that honor. Matt Adams won the award in 2011. Taveras, who leads the league in batting average (.322), hits (146) and extra-base hits (64), was one of five Springfield players named to the Texas League postseason All-Star team.
Joining Taveras on the team are second baseman Kolten Wong, as well as pitchers Keith Butler, Seth Maness and Trevor Rosenthal.
Outfielder Mike O'Neill and second baseman Starlin Rodriguez were named to the Florida State League postseason All-Star team. Through 107 games, Rodriguez has a .300 average, seven homers, 46 RBIs and 16 stolen bases for Class A Advanced Palm Beach.
O'Neill, who was recently promoted to Double-A, hit .342 with 35 RBIs in 108 games with Palm Beach. He finished 10 hits shy of breaking Palm Beach's all-time hit record of 141, which was established by Juan Lucena in 2006.
Palm Beach catcher Cody Stanley has earned Player of the Week honors in the Florida State League for his production from Aug. 20-26. Stanley went 5-for-12 with two doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs in four games.