Cardinals Arizona Fall League Report: Week 2

With a strong AFL showing, Kolten Wong is trying to position himself for a shot at the second base job in St. Louis in 2013.

Welcome to our second weekly Cardinals Arizona Fall Report, covering results from the period of October 21 through October 27.

The Team

Eight St. Louis Cardinal farmhands help comprise the Surprise Saguaros. Other organizations represented on the Surprise team are the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and the Texas Rangers.

Currently the Saguaros have a record of 9-7 and are a game and a half behind the Peoria Javelinas in the West Division. The team has won two in a row and has posted an impressive 7-2 record at home.

With a .268 average, the team is third in the six team league in average and on base percentage (.347). Surprise has scored 92 runs which is the second best mark across the circuit while team's 12 home runs ranks fourth.

The Saguaros lead the AFL with a 3.58 ERA while ranking second in strikeouts with 144. The team has been stingy with the walk, allowing only 60, the second fewest in the league.

League Leaders

Kolten Wong ranks eighth in the league with a .354 batting average which is also the top mark on his team. Wong's 17 hits ties him for the third best in the AFL and paces the Saguaros. With a .442 on base percentage, Mike O'Neill ranks seventh on the circuit and has the best mark on the Saguaros.

Colin Walsh ranks eighth for Surprise in slugging percentage. Cody Stanley has the most at bats among the team's catchers.

Seth Blair is one of three pitchers who have an ERA of 0.00 while his 15 whiffs is tied for second in the AFL. Boone Whiting won his second game on Saturday and that ties him for the third most wins in the league while his 13 innings is the fourth highest mark.

Reliever Sam Freeman has made the second most appearances out of the Surprise bullpen. Kevin Siegrist has racked up 11 strikeouts while allowing only one walk.

Offensive numbers

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
Wong 11 48 6 17 1 0 1 9 0 8 1 3 0.354 0.438 0.354
O'Neill 8 33 6 12 2 0 1 4 6 7 2 2 0.442 0.361 0.333
Walsh 8 32 6 7 3 0 1 6 5 10 0 0 0.324 0.406 0.219
Stanley 6 27 3 6 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0.250 0.259 0.222

Pitching Numbers

W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP AVG
Blair 1 0 0.00 3 3 9.1 6 2 0 0 6 15 1.29 0.188
Siegrist 1 1 4.50 3 2 8 8 4 4 0 1 11 1.13 0.267
Whiting 2 1 2.03 4 4 13.1 14 4 3 0 5 14 1.43 0.286
Freeman 0 0 4.50 6 0 6 10 5 3 0 0 7 1.67 0.357




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