Originally written on i70baseball  |  Last updated 11/30/12
Springfield Cardinals Named Team of the Year Baseball America Tabs Springfield as Top Minor League Team in 2012 November 30th, 2012 Springfield, MO – The Springfield Cardinals have been named by Baseball America as the Minor League Team of the Year in 2012. Springfield captured their first Texas League Crown by defeating the Tulsa Drillers in the North Division Finals in five games before besting the Frisco RoughRiders in four games. The St. Louis Cardinals Double-A Affiliate was littered with talent including seven of the Top 30 prospects according Baseball America and Texas League Player of the Year, Oscar Taveras. The 20-year-old outfielder was the first Springfield player to lead the league in batting average (.321), doubles (37), extra-base hits (67) and total bases (273) while finishing in the top five in home runs (23), RBI (93), runs scored (83), triples (7) and slugging percentage (.572). The Cardinals boasted five Post-Season All-Stars including Taveras, second baseman Ko...
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