Following are the highlights from the first minor league games of 2013. A trio of intersquad games were held on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s initial contests against external competition.
As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch will be sharing game highlights with this site and several others with interest in Cardinals prospects. As always, the raw data is his, but the comments and awards are mine. Actually, the data comes from players and managers charting, so some inconsistencies are to be expected.
This time around, Vuch did not break out the results by squad. Rosters should move to a more traditional alignment for Thursday’s action. Note that there were twice as many hitters batting as are listed below. Only the hit-makers are noted. The pitching list is very close, if not 100 percent complete.
My pitcher of the day: Lee Stoppelman (pictured)
My hitter of the day: Matt Williams