Venezuelan Summer League Cards Report: 05/20

The first week of the Venezuelan Summer League has now passed. The VSL Cardinals started out a little slow but have now picked it up. The Rookie Level club currently sits with a 3-3-1 record, tied for fourth in the league.



The Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals started their season off in the first three games with a 0-2-1 record, as they were outscored 23 to 10, with one of those games being a tie.  Since then, the team has gone 3-1 and kept up well with the competition, until Monday when they blew out the VSL Rays squad.



Who's Hot


Infielder Gerardo Mannbel is leading the squad with ten hits and two stolen bases along with his .370 average.  On May 13th, he had a four hit game (doubled, homered, and collected three RBIs) and has three multi-hit games on the season. The just-turned 18-year-old has played at second base, shortstop and third.


Infielder Carlos Yegues collected two doubles (team leading) in a 3-for-5 game on May 15th and is currently ihitting .375 in limited action (eight at-bats).


David Brito has made three relief appearances and has shut down the competition allowing only four hits, no runs, one walk, and striking out five in 11 innings.  He currently has a 2-0 record.


Geney Rios has been pitching great for the Cardinals as he has made three appearances (two starts) over the week for the team posting a 1-0 record, 3.60 ERA, and averages a strike out victim every inning.  In his first start, on May 12th, he pitched four innings allowing two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out three.



Who's Not


Third baseman Hector Garcia is struggling at the plate as well as in the field.  He only has two hits in 17 at-bats and leads the team in errors with three.


Fernando Cedeno made his first appearance on Monday night and was roughed up, allowing six hits, four runs (all earned), and striking out only one in 1.2 innings of relief.     



Venezuelan Summer League


The VSL Cardinals currently 3-3-1 sit in a fourth place tie with the VSL Pirates.  The team's overall hitting is second to last in the league with a .240 average and striking out 50 times (second overall).  But the team is in second with five home runs and tied for second with 35 RBIs.


Mannbel is eighth in the league with a .370 batting average, tied for fourth with 10 hits, tied for first with five walks, and seventh with a .469 OBP


Outfielder Christofher Dumont is tied for first with two home runs, first with eight runs scored, and tied for 13th with five RBIs.


Outfielder Billy Bolivar is also tied for 13th with five RBIs and 11th with a .533 SLG.


David Brito leads the league with 11 innings pitched and a 0.00 ERA.


Left-hander Moises Colorado leads the league with eleven strikeouts.


Geney Rios is in a second place tie with 10 strikeouts.



Up Next


May 20: @ VSL Astros (3-4)

May 21: VSL Phillies (3-2-2)

May 22: @ VSL Mariners (4-3)

May 23: VSL Tigers (0-7)

May 24: @ VSL Mets (7-0)

May 26: VSL Pirates (3-3-1)


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