The Indians have named second baseman Joe Wendle and right-hander Cody Anderson as their top minor leaguers for the 2013 season.
Wendle will receive the Lou Boudreau Award as the Tribe’s No. 1 organizational position player, and Anderson will receive the Bob Feller award as the No. 1 pitcher.
One season after being the sixth-round pick in the draft, Wendle, 23, batted .295 with 32 doubles, 16 home runs and 64 RBI for “”high’’ A Carolina. He compiled an OPS of .885. His batting average was third among all Indians minor leaguers, and his homer total was second.
Following the season, Wendle played in the Arizona Fall League, where he batted .311 with 12 RBI in 61 at-bats.
Anderson, also 23, posted a 9-4 record and 2.34 ERA in 23 starts for Carolina. He struck out 112 and walked 31 in 123 1/3 innings.
On Aug. 15, Anderson was elevated to Akron and made three starts, allowing eight runs in 12 2/3 innings.
He was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Year and made the league’s mid-season and post-season All-Star teams.