The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/02

Five days until the Arizona Fall League begins as St. Louis Cardinals prospects prepare to play winter ball all over the globe.

Hawaii Winter League


Jim Rapoport (Springfield): Started in right field and batted sixth. Went 3-for-4 with 1 run scored. (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)


Honolulu and North Shore tied 6-6 in 7 innings: link


Explanation for short game:

"The clubs decided before the game to make the contest seven innings due to depleted pitching staffs." link


The Sharks are now 2-1-1 and still in first place in the east division.  Next up: Honolulu visits North Shore Thursday @ 3:00 pm HT.


Also participating: Tony Cruz (Palm Beach), Blake King (Palm Beach), and Tyler Herron (Palm Beach).


Instructional League

Began play September 19.


48 players participating: link


Arizona Fall League

Countdown: 5 more days!!!!


Players scheduled to participate: Brad Furnish (Springfield), Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach), Justin Fiske (Springfield), Adam Ottavino (Springfield), Steven Hill (Palm Beach, taxi squad), Tyler Greene (Memphis)Brett Wallace (Springfield), and Shane Robinson (Memphis).


Mexican Pacific League

Begins play October 11.


Currently playing exhibition games.


Players expected to participate: Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities) and Jason Motte (St. Louis - tentative).


Venezuelan League

Begins play October 14.


Players expected to participate: David Freese (Memphis)Jose Martinez (Springfield)Luke Gregerson (Springfield), Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent), Geney Rios (VSL), and Carlos Oraa (VSL).


Venezuelan Parallel League

Begins play mid-October.


Numerous Cardinals' prospects expected to participate.


Dominican League

Begins play October 15.


Players expected to participate: Amaury Marti (Memphis) and D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent)


Colombian League

Begins play October 24.


Make sure to check out Dustin Mattison's interview with Carlos Pupo (Quad Cities), "Far From Typical": link


Other players tentatively expected to participate: Casey Mulligan (Palm Beach), Nick Derba (Palm Beach), Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), and Casey Rowlett (Springfield).


Nicaraguan League

Begins play late-October.


Puerto Rican League

Begins play November 6.


Players tentatively expected to participate: Yadier Molina (St. Louis, injury may prelude) and Juan Gonzalez (Memphis-free agent).



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