Cardinals Instructs Stats Update – October 4

59 St. Louis Cardinals prospects have seen action so far in the Winter Instructional League going on through October 12 in Jupiter, Florida.

With well over half of their scheduled games completed, the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Instructional League has moved into its final two weeks. Under the direction of Minor League Field Coordinator Jim Riggleman and his staff, the team has seen 28 pitchers and 31 positional players see game action to date.

With so many players to play, at-bats and innings-pitched counts are very low. Through nine games, Juan Moscera is the only player to appear in every contest, while 2007 second-rounder David Kopp has logged a team-high 7 2/3 innings. As a result, one should not draw hard conclusions from the data presented.

Still, there are some promising signs.

Take the Cardinals' big July 2nd international signee, ex-Cuban outfielder Ryde Rodriguez. The 19-year-old, who received a reported $460,000 to sign with the Cardinals, is leading the club in hits (nine), triples (T-one), home runs (T-one), RBIs (five), average (.346) and slugging (.577).

In a statistical oddity, Nick Derba (30th round – 2007) leads the way with a .467 on-base percentage after drawing six walks but has gone just 1-for-9 at the plate (.111). Perennial high-tools, high-hopes prospect Daryl Jones has three stolen bases to lead the team. In runs scored, Jones is tied for tops with several at four, but is batting just .167 (3-for-18).

Joey Hage (23rd), batting a solid .313, is hitting the ball hard, with four doubles to show among his five hits. By striking out seven times, Mosquera leads the team, which is hitting just .208 overall. Since the initial rosters were posted earlier, outfielder Jose Pasen from the Dominican Summer League was added.

On the pitching side, 25th rounder in 2007 J.D. Stambaugh, along with 35th round pick Mike Blazek have each registered five scoreless innings. Davis Bilardello (43rd) and Ramon Delgado (41st) have posted four zero frames, though an unearned run scored on Bilardello's ledger.

Blazek leads the way with nine strikeouts. Jorge Rondon (five innings), Delgado and second-rounder Jess Todd (four innings each) have yet to issue a walk. On the other side of the coin, Omar Diaz has yielded seven walks in 4 2/3 innings and Kopp has given six walks.

A number of other players are working on their rehab programs in camp, held in Jupiter, Florida, but are not seeing time in official game action.

For example, top pitching prospect Jaime Garcia and Elvis Hernandez are on their throwing programs after late-season injuries. After missing most of the regular season, Stuart Pomeranz is getting his conditioning done so that he's ready to go to the Arizona Fall League as a starter.

On the position player side, Antone DeJesus' wrist injury was still hampering his ability to hit, so he was sent home to recover over the winter. 2007 first-rounder Pete Kozma is doing a lot of extra work before and during games. The staff feels that that extra work should take priority over him getting a few at-bats in games.

In addition to Pasen, pitchers Delgado and Jason Motte were late additions to instructs. Converted catcher Motte is getting in some tune-up work prior to reporting to the AFL later this month.

The youngsters will finish off their 23 official games on October 12 after competing against comparable squads nearby representing the Florida Marlins (Jupiter), Washington Nationals (Viera) and New York Mets (Port St. Lucie).

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Cardinals 2007 Instructional League Pitching Statistics (through nine games)

Pitcher W L ERA G IP H R ER BB SO
Additon, Nick 0 0 2.25 2 4.0 4 1 1 0 5
Bilardello, Davis 0 0 0.00 3 4.0 4 1 0 3 4
Blazek, Michael 0 0 0.00 3 5.0 5 3 0 3 9
Broderick, Brian 0 0 0.00 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Calero, Jose 0 0 9.00 1 1.0 1 1 1 2 0
Castillo, Richard 0 0 4.76 3 5.7 8 4 3 3 6
Daman, Wayne 0 0 4.50 3 4.0 2 2 2 4 1
Delgado, Ramon 0 0 0.00 4 4.0 1 0 0 0 5
Dew, Josh 0 0 3.86 3 2.3 3 1 1 0 5
Diapoules, Mark 0 0 9.00 2 2.0 3 2 2 0 2
Diaz, Omar 0 1 5.79 3 4.7 3 4 3 7 6
Eager, Thomas 0 0 3.60 2 5.0 4 2 2 1 6
Fick, Chuck 0 0 0.00 2 2.0 1 0 0 1 3
Hooker, Deryk 0 1 7.94 3 5.7 7 8 5 2 8
Kopp, David 1 1 3.52 3 7.7 5 3 3 6 8
Mortensen, Clayton 1 1 3.60 2 5.0 4 2 2 2 8
Motte, Jason 0 0 12.71 4 5.7 9 8 8 2 5
Nieto, Arquimedes 0 0 5.40 4 6.7 11 4 4 1 4
North, Matt 0 0 1.50 3 6.0 3 1 1 3 5
Rondon, Jorge 0 0 3.60 4 5.0 4 2 2 0 5
Salas, Fernando 0 0 0.00 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
Santos, Randy 0 0 2.70 3 3.3 1 1 1 3 1
Spade, Matt 0 0 0.00 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 1
Stambaugh, J.D. 0 0 0.00 2 5.0 3 0 0 3 5
Tapia, Miguel 0 1 13.50 4 6.0 9 9 9 6 5
Todd, Jess 0 1 2.25 2 4.0 1 1 1 0 4
Urena, Ramon 0 0 6.00 3 3.0 2 2 2 2 3
Zawacki, Brett 0 1 5.40 3 5.0 8 5 3 2 3
TEAM TOTALS 2 7 4.43 72 111.7 103 66 55 58 117

Cardinals 2007 Instructional League Hitting Statistics (through nine games)

Hitter G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG SLG OBP
Brown, Andrew 5 13 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 3 1 .154 .308 .267
Buck, Brian 4 10 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 6 0 .100 .300 .100
Cardona, Ismael 5 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .143 .143 .250
Carpenter, David 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .143
Castillo, Juan 6 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 .200 .200 .333
Chambers, Adron 3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 .286 .286 .444
Cruz, Tony 7 22 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 .091 .091 .091
Derba, Nick 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 .111 .111 .467
Descalso, Daniel 5 17 0 4 2 0 0 4 0 2 0 .235 .353 .235
Folli, Mike 8 23 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 .217 .217 .217
Gomez, Edwin 6 16 3 5 3 0 0 1 4 3 1 .313 .500 .450
Hage, Joey 6 16 2 5 4 0 0 1 1 5 0 .313 .563 .353
Henley, Tyler 5 16 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 1 .188 .250 .235
Hill, Steve 5 16 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 .188 .250 .188
Ingram, D'Marcus 5 17 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 1 .235 .294 .278
Jones, Daryl 6 18 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 .167 .167 .250
Kingrey, Charles 5 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 .083 .083 .154
Marmol, Oliver 6 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .154 .231 .214
Medina, David 4 10 0 3 0 1 0 2 2 5 0 .300 .500 .417
Moscatel, Kevin 3 7 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 .286 .429 .375
Mosquera, Juan 9 22 0 4 0 0 0 1 2 7 1 .182 .182 .250
Obregon, Ted 7 15 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 .200 .200 .250
Pasen, Jose 5 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 .100 .100 .250
Polanco, Teudis 5 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .091
Riportella, Beau 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Rivera, Francisco 5 13 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 .231 .308 .286
Robinson, Shane 7 23 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 .261 .304 .261
Rodriguez, Ryde 8 26 4 9 1 1 1 5 3 5 1 .346 .577 .414
Teran, Kleininger 8 17 3 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 .235 .235 .316
Vaszquez, Paul 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Vera, Nick 6 17 1 5 1 0 1 3 3 5 0 .294 .529 .400
TEAM TOTALS

427

42

89

20

3

2

34

42

106

16

.208 .283 .279




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