Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 11/30/10

Jose Martinez doubles and drives in two in his return to the Venezuelan Parallel League for Player of the Day honors. Ildemaro Vargas, Roberto Espinoza, and Ronnierd Garcia each knock in one run and Ismael Brito pitches two scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Parallel League. Donovan Solano, Daryl Jones, Chris Swauger, and Jeff Albert named to LBCP All-Star Team.

Mexican Pacific League

 

Current Cardinals:

 

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Culiacan) has played in 41 games going 44-for-158 (.278) with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 30 RBIs, 78 total bases, 23 runs, 15 walks, one stolen base, 41 strikeouts, .335 OBP, .494 SLG, and .829 OPS.

 

Manuel De La Cruz (GCL-Mexicali) has made 11 appearances (one start) posting a 3-1 record, 6.55 ERA, and 1.68 WHIP.  He's allowed 24 hits, 17 runs (16 earned), four home runs, hit two batters, walked 13, and struck 19 out over 22 innings.

 

Former Cardinals:

 

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) has played in 40 games going 38-for-142 (.268) with eight doubles, four home runs, 22 RBIs, 58 total bases, 19 runs, 23 walks, two stolen bases, 25 strikeouts, .367 OBP, .408 SLG, and .776 OPS.

Joe Thurston (Former St. Louis-Obregon) has played in 14 games going 11-for-49 (.224) with four doubles, four RBIs, 15 total bases, five runs, 12 walks, eight strikeouts, two caught stealing, .377 OBP, .306 SLG, and .683 OPS.

 

Dan Serafini (Former Memphis-Mochis) has made nine starts (one complete game) posting a 3-1 record, 3.98 ERA, and 1.28 WHIP.  He's allowed 58 hits, 29 runs (27 earned), eight home runs, hit three batters, walked 20, and struck 35 out over 61 innings.

Alberto Castillo (Former MiLB Signing-Mochis) has made nine starts posting a 6-1 record, 4.12 ERA, and 1.28 WHIP.  He's allowed 45 hits, 26 runs (25 earned), seven home runs, hit three batters, walked 25, and struck 39 out over 54.2 innings.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) has made 20 relief appearances posting a 1-2 record, 7.71 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, and four holds.  He's allowed 18 hits, 11 runs (ten earned), two home runs, hit one batter, walked four, and struck five out over 11.2 innings.

Ricardo Rincon (Former St. Louis-Mexicali) has made six relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 12.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, and one hold.  He's allowed six hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck one out over three innings.

 

Notes:

 

Yurendell de Castor (Reynosa-Guasave) was named Player of the Week: LMP Official Site

 

Tuesday's Games:

Guasave (21-20) visits Navojoa (14-27) @ 7:30 PM MST

Mazatlan (22-19) visits Culiacan (23-18) @ 7:30 PM MT

Mexicali (20-21) visits Mochis (23-18) @ 7:30 PM MT

Obregon (20-21) visits Hermosillo (21-20) @ 7:30 PM MST

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Current Cardinals:

 

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Argaua) has played in 19 games going 10-for-46 (.217) with one double, six RBIs, 11 total bases, eight runs, five walks, six strikeouts, one caught stealing, .302 OBP, .239 SLG, and .541 OPS.

Kevin Moscatel (GCL-Caribes) has played in two games going 0-for-1 (.000) at the plate.

 

Eduardo Sanchez (Memphis-Aragua) has made five relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 6.00 ERA, and 4.00 WHIP.  He's allowed six hits, three runs (two earned), six walks, and struck four out over three innings.

Jose Rada (Quad Cities-Aragua) has made six relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 6.75 ERA, and 1.65 WHIP.   He's allowed eight hits, five earned runs, three walks, and struck four out over 6.2 innings.

 

Former Cardinals:

 

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Lara) has played in nine games going 8-for-24 (.333) with one double, nine total bases, three runs, ten walks, four strikeouts, .529 OBP, .375 SLG, and .904 OPS.

Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) has played in 18 games going 13-for-50 (.260) with four doubles, one triple, eight RBIs, 19 total bases, six runs, six walks, five strikeouts, .333 OBP, .380 SLG, and .713 OPS.

 

Rich Rundles (Memphis Free Agent-Aragua) has made 18 relief appearances posting a 3-2 record, 2.19 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and one hold.  He's allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one home run, five walks, and struck 11 out over 12.1 innings.

Stuart Pomeranz (Former Springfield-Margarita) has made eight relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and three holds.  He's allowed four hits, two earned runs, five walks, and struck nine out over 5.2 innings.

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) has made 14 relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 3.95 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, one hold, and one save.  He's allowed 18 hits, six earned runs, hit one batter, walked three, and struck ten out over 13.2 innings.

Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis-Caribes) has made ten relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 4.32 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, two holds, and one save.  He's allowed seven hits, four earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, walked four, and struck 11 out over 8.1 innings.

Vladimir Nunez (Former Memphis-Lara) has made three starts posting a 1-1 record, 6.57 ERA, and 1.54 WHIP.  He's allowed 13 hits, nine earned runs, six walks, and struck ten out over 12.1 innings.

Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-La Guaira) has made two starts posting an 0-2 record, 15.88 ERA, and 2.82 WHIP.  He's allowed 13 hits, ten earned runs, one home run, hit two batters, walked three, and struck one out over 5.2 innings.

Pedro Rodriguez (Former MiLB Signing-Caribes) has made two appearances (one start) posting an 0-2 record, 21.00 ERA, and 3.00 WHIP.  He's allowed five hits, eight runs (seven earned), two home runs, four walks, and struck two out over three innings.

 

Notes:

 

Amaury Sanit (Yankees) and Darren Ford (Giants) both have joined Zulia and Marcel Prado (Dodgers Free Agent) was called up from the Parallel League: Zulia Official Site

 

Chris Carter (Athletics-La Guaira), Jason Lane (Blue Jays), and Bobby Livingston (Rays Free Agent) have joined Margarita and eleven players were named to the All-Star team including Javier Brito (Former Memphis): Margarita Official Site

 

Tuesday's Game:

All-Star Game @ TBA

 

 

Venezuelan Parallel League

 

Anthony Fonseca (Former GCL-Caracas) entered late in the game in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run.

 

Caracas beat Tampa Bay 20-3

 

Ismael Brito (VSL-Margarita) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and threw one wild pitch. (g/f:5-1)

Kristhiam Linares (Former Springfield-Margarita) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two unearned runs, and one walk. (g/f:1-2)

 

Margarita beat Philadelphia 5-3

 

Johnny Celis (Former MiLB Tryout-La Guaira) entered late in the game in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 at the plate.

 

Seattle beat La Guaira 3-1

 

Alberto Rivero (Former GCL-Lara) entered late in the game in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.

 

Detroit beat Lara 4-3

 

Jose Martinez (Springfield-Aragua) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-6 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Hector Garcia (GCL-Aragua) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with two walks.

Domnit Bolivar (Palm Beach-Aragua) started at third base and batted fifth. 1-for-2 with one double and one run.

 

Romulo Ruiz (Johnson City-Zulia) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Jose Gomez (VSL-Zulia) entered late in the game at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

 

Aragua beat Zulia 10-1

 

Roberto Espinoza (Palm Beach-Caribes) started at catcher and batted third.  1-for-1 with one double, one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.

Cesar Valera (Johnson City-Caribes) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Ildemaro Vargas (GCL-Caribes) started in right field and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one RBI and one sac fly.

 

Caribes beat Pittsburgh 3-1

 

Ildemaro Vargas (GCL-Caribes) started in right field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one run.

Roberto Espinoza (Palm Beach-Caribes) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Ronnierd Garcia (VSL-Caribes) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-1 with one RBI and one sac fly.

Cesar Valera (Johnson City-Caribes) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one caught stealing.

Orlando Munoz (Former GCL-Caribes) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning. He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out. (g/f:1-1)

 

Pittsburgh beat Caribes 5-4

 

 

Dominican League

 

Current Cardinals:

 

Francisco Samuel (Memphis-Estrellas) has made three relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 0.75 WHIP.  He's allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck four out over four innings.

Raul Valdes (MiLB Signing-Azuacareros) has made six appearances (five starts) posting a 3-1 record, 2.76 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP.  He's allowed 28 hits, ten runs (nine earned), four home runs, six walks, and struck 32 out over 29.1innings.

 

Former Cardinals:

 

Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) has played in 31 games going 39-for-110 (.355) with nine doubles, four home runs, 17 RBIs, 60 total bases, 25 runs, 24 walks, one stolen base, 18 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .474 OBP, .545 SLG, and 1.020 OPS.

Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) has played in 30 games going 35-for-111 (.315) with five doubles, two home runs, 17 RBIs, 46 total bases, ten runs, three walks, 13 strikeouts, .325 OBP, .414 SLG, and .739 OPS.

Pablo Ozuna (Former Peoria-Estrellas) has played in 27 games going 25-for-98 (.255) with four doubles, one home run, six RBIs, 32 total bases, 11 runs, three walks, five stolen bases, eight strikeouts, two caught stealing, .318 OBP, .327 SLG, and .644 OPS.

Juan Richardson (Former Springfield-Estrellas) has played in 13 games going 9-for-41 (.220) with three doubles, one triple, two RBIs, 14 total bases, five runs, four walks, 14 strikeouts, .283 OBP, .341 SLG, and .624 OPS.

Alberto Castillo (Former St. Louis-Gigantes) has played in 19 games going 10-for-50 (.200) with five RBIs, ten total bases, one run, four walks, 12 strikeouts, .273 OBP, .200 SLG, and .473 OPS.

Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Escogido) has played in ten games going 5-for-33 (.152) with one double, one home run, two RBIs, nine total bases, seven runs, five walks, five strikeouts, .282 OBP, .273 SLG, and .555 OPS.
Matt Pagnozzi (Former St. Louis-Azucareros) has played in eight games going 2-for-18 (.111) with one double, three total bases, two runs, five strikeouts, .111 OBP, .167 SLG, and .278 OPS.

 

Nerio Rodriguez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) has made seven appearances (six starts) posting a 2-2 record, 1.91 ERA, and 1.03 WHIP.  He's allowed 23 hits, ten runs (seven earned), one home run, hit five batters, walked 11, and struck 36 out over 33 innings.

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) has made four relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and two saves.  He's allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck five out over 4.2 innings.

Oneli Perez (Memphis Free Agent-Licey) has made 12 relief appearances posting a 2-0 record, 2.13 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and six saves.  He's allowed 11 hits, three earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, walked four, and struck ten out over 12.2 innings.

Luis Perdomo (Former Springfield-Aguilas) has made ten relief appearances posting a 2-0 record, 2.35 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and two holds.  He's allowed six hits, two earned runs, six walks, and struck four out over 7.2 innings.

Ricardo Rodriguez (Former Memphis-Escogido/Estrellas) has made nine relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 3.48 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and one hold.  He's allowed 16 hits, five runs (four earned), one home run, and struck seven out over 10.1 innings.

Esteban Yan (Former St. Louis-Gigantes) has made seven starts posting a 1-1 record, 4.21 ERA, and 1.24 WHIP.  He's allowed 40 hits, 18 runs (17 earned), three home runs, hit one batter, walked five, and struck 24 out over 36.1 innings.

Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis-Licey) has made seven appearances (six starts) posting a 1-2 record, 6.38 ERA, and 1.96 WHIP.  He's allowed 32 hits, 23 runs (17 earned), three home runs, hit two batters, walked 15, and struck 18 out over 24 innings.

 

 Notes:

 

Aramis Ramirez (Cubs) believes Albert Pujols (St. Louis-Gigantes) will break the salary record in the MLB: ESPN Deportes

 

Aguilas expects Edwin Encarnacion (Athletics) to debut on Wednesday and the team announced the signing of Dan Reihert (Southern Maryland-Atlantic League): Aguilas Official Site

 

Starlin Castro (Cubs) is expected to debut on Tuesday with Escogido: Escogido Official Site

 

Estrellas announced the signing of Bryan LaHair (Cubs) who replaces Joe Borchard (Giants) and also released Augustin Montero and Jesus Matos: Estrellas Official Site

 

Jose Valverde (Tigers), Edinson Volquez (Reds), and Robinson Tejada (Royals) are expected to join Azucareros in the next week: Azucareros Official Site

 

Carlos Marmol (Cubs) is just waiting on approval from Cubs to pitch for Licey: Listin Diario

 

Twins signed 17-year old shortstop Javier Pimentel, Mets inked 17-year old shortstop Alfredo Reyes, and the Cubs nabbed 18-year old catcher Alex Pena: DPL Official Site

 

Tuesday's Games:

Aguilas (16-17) visits Azucareros (18-15) @ 7:30 PM AST

Escogido (18-15) visits Gigantes (14-18) @ 7:30 PM AST

Estrellas (18-14) visits Licey (14-19) @ 7:30 PM AST

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Miguel Negron (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in left field and batted fourth. 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Antonio DeJesus (Springfield-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one caught stealing.

Hector Hernandez (Johnson City-Mayaguez) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)

 

Ponce beat Mayaguez 3-2

Primera Hora Post Game

 

Tuesday's Games:

Caguas (17-9) visits San Juan (15-11) @ 7:30 PM AST

Carolina (16-13) visits Ponce (13-12) @ 7:30 PM AST

 

 

Colombian League

 

Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) has played in 25 games going 34-for-109 (.358) with seven doubles, three home runs, 23 RBIs, 18 runs, eight walks, two hit by pitches, one stolen base, eight strikeouts, and .526 SLG.

Chris Swauger (Springfield-Barranquilla) has played in 25 games going 28-for-94 (.341) with four doubles, two home runs, 11 RBIs, 16 runs, four walks, four hit by pitches, 17 strikeouts, and .463 SLG.

Daryl Jones (Springfield-Barranquilla) has played in 23 games going 24-for-99 (.312) with four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 12 RBIs, 24 runs, 18 walks, two hit by pitches, 22 strikeouts, and .610 SLG.

Mark Shorey (Former Memphis-Bogota) has played in 23 games going 25-for-97 (.294) with five doubles, two home runs, 12 RBIs, 14 runs, six walks, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, 19 strikeouts, and 424 SLG.

Charles Cutler (Springfield-Bogota) has played in 20 games going 16-for-64 (.250) with three doubles, six RBIs, seven runs, five walks, one hit by pitch, eight strikeouts, and .297 SLG.

 

Marco Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Cali) has made four relief appearances posting an 0-0 record and 1.50 ERA.  He's allowed six hits, four runs (one earned), one walk, and stuck four out over six innings.

 

Notes:

 

Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) and Daryl Jones (Springfield-Barranquilla) were named starters on the Coastal All-Star team, while Chris Swauger (Springfield-Barranquilla) will provide depth off the bench.  Jeff Albert (Palm Beach Hitting Coach) was named the hitting coach.

 

Tuesday's Games:

Monteria (16-10) visits Cartagena (10-13)

Cali (11-14) visits Medellin (11-15) 

Barranquilla (17-8) visits Bogota (9-14) - Edgar Renteria (Giants Free Agent) will throw out first pitch: El Heraldo

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Jem Argenal (VSL-Chinandega) has played in 11 games going 2-for-18 (.111) with one home run, three RBIs, three runs, and six strikeouts.

 

Shawn Bowman (Braves-Chinandega) and Jorge Bucardo (Chinandega) were named Player, Pitcher of the Month.  Ronald Garth (Mariners Free Agent-Chinandega) and Jairo Pineda (Leon) were named Player, Pitcher of the Week: La Prensa

 

Tuesday's Games:

Boer (12-11) visits Chinandega (14-9)

Granada (9-14) visits Leon (11-12)

 

 

European Leagues

 

Rangers signed 18-year old Dutch middle infielder Nick Urbanus: Mister Baseball

 

 

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