Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/01/11

Amaury Cazana 3rd in 2B, t-6th in 3B, 1st in Ks; ex-MiLBs Emil Brown t-8th in HRs, 2nd in Ks; Iker Franco t-8th in RBI; Alberto Castillo 1st in wins, 10th in ERA, 8th in IP, t-6th in K's, 9th in WHIP; and Dan Serafini 8th in ERA, 2nd in IP, 3rd in K's all in the LMP. Renyel Pinto t-8th in saves in LVBP; Tyler Greene taken in Round Robin draft. Former MiLB Chad Gabriel drives in two in the ABL.

Mexican Pacific League

 

Final Regular Season Stats

 

Current Cardinals:

 

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Culiacan) played in 66 games going 70-for-261 (.268) with 17 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 42 RBIs, 118 total bases, 39 runs, 22 walks, one stolen base, 69 strikeouts, .322 OBP, .452 SLG, and .774 OPS.

 

Manuel De La Cruz (GCL-Mexicali) made 15 appearances (one start) posting a 3-1 record, 7.31 ERA, and 1.91 WHIP.  He allowed 36 hits, 26 runs (23 earned), four home runs, hit two batters, walked 18, and struck 20 out over 28.1 innings.

 

Former Cardinals:

 

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Mexicali) played in 12 games going 14-for-45 (.311) with one double, one triple, four home runs, 13 RBIs, 29 total bases, seven runs, seven walks, two stolen bases, seven strikeouts, two caught stealing, .404 OBP, .644 SLG, and 1.048 OPS.

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) played in 66 games going 63-for-231 (.273) with ten doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 44 RBIs, 102 total bases, 31 runs, 39 walks, two stolen bases, 43 strikeouts, .374 OBP, .442 SLG, and .815 OPS.

Joe Thurston (Former St. Louis-Obregon) played in 18 games going 16-for-64 (.250) with four doubles, seven RBIs, 20 total bases, six runs, 14 walks, ten strikeouts, two caught stealing, .385 OBP, .313 SLG, and .697 OPS.

Emil Brown (Former Memphis-Hermosillo/Obregon) played in 52 games going 50-for-201 (.249) with six doubles, 12 home runs, 29 RBIs, 92 total bases, 33 runs, 28 walks, four stolen bases, 61 strikeouts, .350 OBP, .458 SLG, and .808 OPS.

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Culiacan) played in 11 games going 8-for-39 (.205) with one double, one home run, six RBIs, 12 total bases, five runs, seven walks, seven strikeouts, .354 OBP, .308 SLG, and .662 OPS.

Brian Barden (Former St. Louis-Mazatlan) played in 12 games going 8-for-45 (.178) with one double, one home run, four RBIs, 12 total bases, five runs, five walks, 12 strikeouts, .275 OBP, .267 SLG, and .541 OPS.

Jolbert Cabrera (Former Memphis-Mazatlan) played in 11 games going 2-for-39 (.051) with one RBI, two total bases, two runs, one walk, 12 strikeouts, .073 OBP, .051 SLG, and .124 OPS.

 

Dan Serafini (Former Memphis-Mochis) made 14 starts posting a 5-2 record, 3.84 ERA, and 1.42 WHIP.  He allowed 90 hits, 41 runs (38 earned), ten home runs, hit three batters, walked 36, and struck 62 out over 89 innings.

Alberto Castillo (Former MiLB Signing-Mochis) made 13 starts posting a 9-2 record, 3.94 ERA, and 1.29 WHIP.  He allowed 65 hits, 37 runs (34 earned), eight home runs, hit four batters, walked 35, and struck 57 out over 77.2 innings.

Julian Tavarez (Former St. Louis-Culiacan) made four relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 4.15 ERA, and 2.31 WHIP.  He allowed seven hits, four runs (two earned), three walks, and struck four out over 4.1 innings.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) made 34 relief appearances posting a 3-2 record, 4.76 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and seven holds.  He allowed 27 hits, 13 runs (12 earned), three home runs, hit one batter, walked nine, and struck ten out over 22.2 innings.

Ricardo Rincon (Former St. Louis-Mexicali) made eight relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 18.90 ERA, 3.90 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed nine hits, seven earned runs, four walks, and struck one out over 3.1 innings.

Alexander Francisco (Former DSL-Mochis) made one start posting an 0-1 record, 22.50 ERA, and 4.00 WHIP.  He allowed six hits, five earned runs, two walks, and struck one out over two innings.

Randy Keisler (Former St. Louis-Hermosillo) made two appearances (one start) posting an 0-1 record, 29.70 ERA, and 3.60 WHIP.  He allowed ten hits, 11 earned runs, two home runs, two walks, and struck two out over 3.1 innings.

 

Notes:

Eduardo Arredondo (Mexico-Guasave) is the batting champion and Luis Mendoza (Royals-Obregon) finished with the best ERA in the LMP.  LMP Official Site

 

Standings:

1. Culiacan 39-29 - First Half Champion

2. Hermosillo 38-30

3. Obregon 38-30

4. Mochis 38-30

5. Guasave 36-32 - Second Half Champion

6. Mazatlan 33-35

7. Mexicali 31-37 -Eliminated

8. Navojoa 19-49 -Eliminated

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Final Regular Season Stats

 

Current Cardinals:

 

Roberto Espinoza (Palm Beach-Caribes) played in two games going 2-for-5 (.400) with total bases, one strikeout, .400 OBP, .400 SLG, and .800 OPS.

Andrew Brown (Springfield-Margarita) played in 16 games going 15-for-51 (.294) with four doubles, five RBIs, 19 total bases, five runs, four walks, 13 strikeouts, two caught stealing, .345 OBP, .373 SLG, and .718 OPS.

Romulo Ruiz (Johnson City-Zulia) played in five games going 4-for-16 (.250) with one double, five total bases, four runs, four strikeouts, .250 OBP, .313 SLG, and .563 OPS.

Kevin Moscatel (GCL-Caribes) played in four games going 1-for-4 (.250) with one total base, one strikeout, .250 OBP, .250 SLG, and .500 OPS.

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) played in 31 games going 17-for-75 (.227) with two doubles, nine RBIs, 19 total bases, 13 runs, seven walks, one stolen base, 13 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .294 OBP, .253 SLG, and .547 OPS.

Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Magallanes) played in five games going 4-for-20 (.200) with four total bases, three runs, one walk, three strikeouts, .238 OBP, .200 SLG, and .438 OPS.

Jose Martinez (Springfield-Aragua) played in five games going 2-for-14 (.143) with two doubles, two RBIs, four total bases, two runs, one walk, .200 OBP, .286 SLG, and .486 OPS.

 

Jose Rada (Quad Cities-Aragua) made 14 relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 3.50 ERA, and 1.33 WHIP.  He allowed 18 hits, eight runs (seven earned), six walks, and struck 11 out over 18 innings.

Eduardo Sanchez (Memphis-Aragua) made 14 relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 10.13 ERA, 2.72 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed 17 hits, 15 runs (12 earned), 12 walks, and struck eight out over 10.2 innings.

Javier Avendano (Batavia-Aragua) made one relief appearance posting an 0-0 record, 13.50 ERA, and 4.50 WHIP.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck two out over 0.2 innings.

 

Former Cardinals:

 

Brian Barton (Former St. Louis-Caracas) played in six games going 5-for-17 (.294) with one home run, five total bases, three runs, eight walks, four walks, seven strikeouts, .409 OBP, .471 SLG, and .880 OPS.

Dennys Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) played in 35 games going 23-for-82 (.280) with five doubles, six RBIs, 28 total bases, six runs, nine walks, one stolen bases, 12 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .352 OBP, .341 SLG, and .693 OPS.

Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) played in 25 games going 19-for-70 (.271) with seven doubles, one triple, nine RBIs, 28 total bases, eight runs, seven walks, five strikeouts, .333 OBP, .400 SLG, and .733 OPS.

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Lara) played in 32 games going 23-for-87 (.264) with six doubles, five RBIs, 29 total bases, seven runs, 14 walks, 20 strikeouts, .379 OBP, .333 SLG, and .712 OPS.

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-La Guaira) played in five games going 1-for-18 (.056) with one RBI, one total base, one walk, six strikeouts, .105 OBP, .056 SLG, and .161 OPS.

 

Yoffri Martinez (Former MiLB Signing-Margarita) made three relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and three walks over two innings.

Ben Jukich (Former Rule 5 Selection-Caracas) made two starts posting a 1-0 record, 0.96 ERA, and 0.64 WHIP.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck 15 out over 9.1 innings.

Rich Rundles (Memphis Free Agent-Aragua) made 23 relief appearances posting a 3-2 record, 1.80 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed 11 hits, three earned runs, one home run, six walks, and struck 13 out over 15 innings.

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) made 21 relief appearances posting a 1-1 record, 3.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, four holds, and two saves.  He allowed 21 hits, seven earned runs, hit one batter, walked six, and struck 14 out over 20.2 innings.

Stuart Pomeranz (Former Springfield-Margarita) made 13 relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 3.38 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and three holds.  He allowed eight hits, five runs (four earned), seven walks, and struck 16 out over 10.2 innings.

Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis-Caribes) made 18 relief appearances posting an 0-2 record, 5.52 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, two holds, and five saves.  He allowed 13 hits, nine earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, walked nine, and struck 16 out over 14.2 innings.

Vladimir Nunez (Former Memphis-Lara) made five starts posting a 1-1 record, 5.57 ERA, and 1.57 WHIP.  He allowed 24 hits, 13 earned runs, one home run, nine walks, and struck 15 out over 21 innings.

Kristhiam Linares (Former Springfield-Margarita) made three relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 6.75 ERA, and 1.50 WHIP.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck four out over 2.2 innings.

Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-La Guaira) made two starts posting an 0-2 record, 15.88 ERA, and 2.82 WHIP.  He 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) made two appearances (one start) posting an 0-2 record, 21.00 ERA, and 3.00 WHIP.  He allowed five hits, eight runs (seven earned), two home runs, four walks, and struck two out over three innings.

 

Notes:

Caracas selected Gregor Blanco (Royals-La Guaira), Michael Ryan (Angels-Magallanes), and Scott Patterson (Mariners-Lara) in the round robin draft: Caracas Official Site

 

Aragua selected Juan Rincon (Rockies-Lara), Harvey Garcia (Dodgers-Lara), Hernan Iribarren (Rangers-Lara), and Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Magallanes) in the round robin draft. Aragua Official Site

 

Caribes selected Oscar Salazar (Padres-La Guaira), Endy Chavez (Rangers-Magallanes), Jorge Julio Tapia (La Guaira), and Cesar Suarez (Dodgers-La Guaira) in the round robin draft.  Caribes Official Site

 

Zulia selected Enrique Gonzalez (Tigers-La Guaira), Jarret Grube (Mariners-La Guaira), and Erold Andrus (Magallanes) in the round robin draft.  Zulia Official Site

 

Margarita selected Luis Jimenez (Lara), Jesus Flores (Nationals-Magallanes), Jay Gibbons (Dodgers-La Guaira), and Jean Machi (Pirates-Magallanes) in the round robin draft.  Margarita Official Site

 

Jesus Flores (Nationals-Magallanes) refused to play for Margarita, so they have signed J.R. House (Mets-Gigantes/Magallanes) for the round robin tournament. Margarita Official Site

 

Margarita also signed Reggie Abercrombie (Licey/Mexicali) and Oscar Villarreal (Phillies-Mexicali) for the round robin tournament: Beisbol Venezolano

 

Standings:

1. Caracas 35-28

2. Zulia 35-28

3. Caribes 34-29

4. Aragua 33-30

5. Margarita 31-30

6. Lara 28-35 -Eliminated

7. Magallanes 28-35 - Eliminated

8. La Guaira 26-35 -Eliminated

 

 

Dominican League

 

Estrellas signed Edwin Bellorin (Astros) after playing out his contract with La Guaira in the Venezuelan League, and released Bryan LaHair (Cubs).  Estrellas Official Site

 

The Nationals will not allow Atahualpa Severino to make the move from Licey in the Dominican League to pitching for Caracas in the Venezuelan League. Licey Official Site

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Final Regular Season Stats

 

Current Cardinals:

 

Antonio DeJesus (Springfield-Mayaguez) played in 25 games going 12-for-35 (.343) with one double, one triple, three RBIs, 15 total bases, six runs, one walk, one stolen base, four strikeouts, two caught stealing, .395 OBP, .429 SLG, and .823 OPS.

Luis Mateo (Quad Cities-Carolina) played in ten games going 2-for-13 (.154) with two total bases, five strikeouts, .154 OBP, .154 SLG, and .308 OPS.

 

Hector Hernandez (Johnson City-Mayguez) made 16 appearances (three starts) posting an 0-1 record, 2.59 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed 18 hits, seven earned runs, 14 walks, and struck 17 out over 24.1 innings.

Richard Mendoza (GCL-Caguas) made nine relief appearances posting a 2-0 record, 3.09 ERA, and 1.71 WHIP.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, 13 walks, and struck five out over 11.2 innings.

Iden Nazario (Johnson City-Carolina/San Juan) made two relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 27.00 ERA, and 9.00 WHIP.  He allowed three hits, six runs (two earned), and three walks over 0.2 innings.

 

Former Cardinals:


Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Ponce) played in ten games going 9-for-33 (.273) with two doubles, six RBIs, 11 total bases, one run, nine strikeouts, .265 OBP, .333 SLG, and .598 OPS.

Robinson Cancel (Former Memphis-Ponce) played in 33 games going 24-for-93 (.258) with six doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs, 36 total bases, 13 runs, 15 walks, three stolen bases, 17 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .378 OPB, .387 SLG, and .765 OPS.

Miguel Negron (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) played in 24 games going 19-for-78 (.244) with one double, one triple, seven RBIs, 22 total bases, five runs, six walks, two stolen base, six strikeouts, one caught stealing, .302 OBP, .282 SLG, and .584 OPS.

Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) played in 24 games going 12-for-62 (.194) with one double, one triple, ten RBIs, 15 total bases, five runs, nine walks, one stolen base, ten strikeouts, .296 OBP, .242 SLG, and .538 OPS.

Ruben Gotay (Former Memphis-Carolina/San Juan) played in 31 games going 15-for-97 (.155) with three doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBIs, 23 total bases, nine runs, nine walks, 23 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .245 OBP, .237 SLG, and .483 OPS.

 

Kiko Calero (Former St. Louis-Caguas) made 11 relief appearance posting a 1-1 record, 1.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and three holds.  He allowed nine hits, two earned runs, one home run, seven walks, and struck ten out over 12 innings.

Miguel Negron (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) made seven relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), hit two batters, walked two, and struck six out over five innings.

Bill Pulsipher (Former St. Louis-Mayaguez) made 11 starts posting a 2-7 record, 4.78 ERA, and 1.69 WHIP.  He allowed 75 hits, 34 runs (28 earned), two home runs, hit three batters, walked 14, and struck 18 out over 52.2 innings.

Ivan Maldonado (Former MiLB Tryout-Caguas) made 18 appearances (one start) posting an 0-0 record, 5.91 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed 23 hits, 14 earned runs, hit three batters, walkd 16, and struck 13 out over 21.1 innings.

Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) made one relief appearance posting an 0-0 record, 6.75 ERA, and 2.25 WHIP.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck two out over 1.1 innings.

Mike Maroth (Former St. Louis-Mayaguez) made six appearances (four starts) posting an 0-2 record, 11.20 ERA, 2.12 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed 22 hits, 17 earned runs, hit one batter, walked seven, and struck ten out over 13.2 innings.

 

Notes:

San Juan selected Benigno Cepeda (Mayaguez) and Angel Garcia (White Sox-Mayaguez) in the round robin draft: Primera Hora 

 

Caguas selected Nelvin Fuentes (Twins-Mayaguez) and Jose Morales (Rockies-Mayaguez), Ponce picked up Angel Sanchez (Astros-Mayaguez) and Eddy Martinez-Esteve (Giants-Mayaguez), and Carolina drew Miguel Negron (White Sox-Mayaguez) and Johnnie Lowe (White Sox-Mayaguez).  Caguas Official Site

 

Standings:

1. Cagaus 31-16

2. Ponce 29-19

3. Carolina 27-21

4. San Juan 20-28 - Eliminated 

5. Mayaguez 12-35 -Eliminated

 

 

Cuban League

 

A rundown of the Cuban League courtesy of My World Of Baseball

 

 

Caribbean Series

 

There is concern throughout the Latin countries about players pulling out before the Caribbean Series and some not playing at all in the winter leagues.  ESPN Deportes

 

 

Australian League

 

Chad Gabriel (Former Quad Cities-Brisbane) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with two two-out RBIs.

 

Brisbane beat Melbourne 3-1

ABL Official Site Post Game

 

 

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