Every Wednesday, John Nagel of CardinalsFarm.com will profile a Cardinals' Minor League prospect that may be flying under the radar. Also on Sunday, Nagel will give us a minor league update in a Weekly Farm Report.
Today's St. Louis Cardinals' prospect profile features Lee Stoppelman. Stoppelman was the Cardinals' 24th round pick in the 2012 draft out of the University of Central Missouri. Originally from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Stoppelman will turn 23 on May 24th.
As a Senior at Central Missouri, Stoppelman went 8-0 with a 1.25 ERA and struck out 75 batters in 65 innings. Stoppelman also limited opponents to a.215 batting average and only issued 9 walks. Stoppelman was selected as the Pitcher of the Year for the Mid America Intercollegiate Athletic Association for 2012.
The college success for Stoppelman continued to the professional level in 2012. After signing, the Cardinals shipped Stoppelman to the Batavie Muckdogs, the Cardinals Low-A Short Season affilia...