Hello all.  My name’s Christopher and I graduated college with Wax Cracker’s esteemed blogger, Casey.  I was told that some followers of Wax Cracker were interested in Minor League prospects and asked if I could share some of my photos of State College, Pennsylvania’s Minor League team–the State College Spikes (a short season A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).  So, here you all are, your first introduction to the Spikes and some of the Cardinals’ prospects.

First up are speedy infielder, Darren Seferina, and pitching ace, Will Anderson.

Darren Seferina State College Spikes 1
State College Spikes infielder Darren Seferina throws to first to turn a double play after forcing out Mahoning Valley’s (Cleveland Indians) Taylor Murphy during a New York-Penn League match-up this year.  (Photo by Christopher Shannon)

The Seferina File

  • 18 stolen bases (as of 8/28) which leads the Spikes and is 4th in the NYPL
  • .294 batting average (as of 8/28) which leads the Spikes and is 9th in the NYPL
  • 2014 NYPL all-star
Will Anderson State College Spikes
State College Spikes ace, Will Anderson delivers a pitch during a New York-Penn League contest (Photo by Christopher Shannon).

The Anderson File

  • 64.1 innings pitched in 11 appearances (as of 8/28), all starts
  • 6-2 record with a 2.25 ERA (as of 8/28) which leads the Spikes and is 5th in the NYPL
  • 56 K’s to 11 walks (as of 8/28)
  • 2014 NYPL all-star