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St. Louis Cardinals' Lars Nootbaar (68) scores from first base on a double by Edmundo Sosa as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings, right, bobbles the ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Twelve players were named to the All-Arizona Fall League Team. Three work for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Outfielder Lars Nootbaar, who spent about half of the 2021 season in the Cardinals' major league dugout, was named to the team as the designated hitter. And two prospects waiting to make their major league debuts, first baseman Juan Yepez and pitcher Andre Pallante, also made the squad, which was selected by MLB Pipeline staff members.

No other major league team had more than two selections.

Nootbaar made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in June and went on to play in 58 games, providing key at-bats and plays in the outfield along the way. But his 109 at-bats weren't a lot for a developing player, so the Cardinals sent him to Arizona, where he dominated with a .314 batting average, five home runs and 1.080 OPS in 70 at-bats.

Yepez, the 26th-ranked player in the Cardinals organization by MLB Pipeline, dominated the AFL as well and was named co-Hitter of the Year. He batted .302 with seven homers (tied for second in Arizona) and 26 RBIs (second) and a 1.028 OPS in 86 at-bats. Yepez, 23, split the 2021 season between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis, totaling 27 homers, 77 RBIs and a .286/.383/.586 slash line in 111 games.

Pallante, the No. 30 player in the organization by MLB Pipeline, fashioned a 1.29 ERA in seven games (four starts) in Arizona. The 23-year-old right-hander also struck out 22 batters in 21 innings. Pallante spent most of last season in Springfield, where he went 4-7 with a 3.82 ERA in 21 starts.