Cards Extended Spring Training Stats – June 5

Updated St. Louis Cardinals minor league players' statistics from Extended Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida through June 5.

Since the beginning of April, about six dozen St. Louis Cardinals organization minor league players had been competing in Extended Spring Training (EST) in Jupiter, Florida.

Roster
Click on this link for detailed Extended Spring Training roster information.

Earlier, over a dozen players left camp to join their full-season clubs. They include pitchers Armando Carrasco (Quad Cities), Eric Haberer (Springfield), Kyle McClellan (Palm Beach), Fernando Salas (Palm Beach), Matt Trent (Palm Beach) and Eddie Degerman (Quad Cities). Position players include outfielders Ian Church (Palm Beach), Cody Haerther (Springfield) and Thomas Pham (Quad Cities), catchers Christian Reyes (Quad Cities) and Henry Guerrero (Springfield), second baseman Jaime Landin (Quad Cities) and third baseman Wilmer Alvarado (Quad Cities).

Schedule
The eight-week regular EST schedule ran through June 2. Regular opponents were the Extended Spring Training clubs from the Nationals, Dodgers, Mets and Marlins. The Cardinals struggled to a 13-32 record, though EST is about individual player development. Click on this link to see the 2007 Cardinals Extended Spring Training schedule.

Check out this article to get more information about the intrasquad games continuing this week and how the complexion of camp will change as the first of the 2007 draftees arrive for their first professional action.

The short-season clubs in Batavia, Johnson City and Jupiter (Gulf Coast League Cardinals) will start play on June 19.

Stats
Please click on this link to see the most recent statistics from the Cardinals pitchers and hitters in Extended Spring Training through Tuesday, June 5.

Shortstop-turned outfielder Tommy Pham really came on with the bat late in camp before his promotion to Quad Cities. He led the club in slugging percentage and OPS. Jon Edwards showed great power and the ability to take a walk. However, he struck out in almost half his at-bats.

Pitching Leaders (15 innings minimum)
Wins – Brandon Garner, Senger Peralta, Omar Javier (2)
ERA – Senger Peralta (2.25 in 28 IP)
Walks – Jose Rada (1 in 19 2/3 IP)
Strikeouts – Carlos Gonzalez (31 in 29 2/3 IP)

Batting Leaders (60 at-bats minimum)
Runs – Jose Garcia (20 in 91 at-bats)
Hits – Wilmer Alvarado (37 in 116 at-bats)
Doubles – Alvarado (11)
Triples – Tommy Pham (5 in 106 at-bats)
Home runs – Jon Edwards (5 in 99 at-bats)
RBI – Alvarado (20)
Walks – Edwards (16)
Strikeouts – Edwards (48)
Stolen bases – Travis Mitchell (8 in 100 at-bats)
Average – Will Groff (.341 in 85 at-bats)
On-base percentage – Garcia (.412)
Slugging percentage – Pham (.500)
OPS – Pham (.875)



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