The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/06

Tyler Herron's first Hawaii start is scheduled as more St. Louis Cardinals prospects suit up in winter ball action.

Hawaii Winter League


Jim Rapoport (Springfiled): Started in RF and batted 7th.  2-for-3 with one home run, four RBIs (one w/2-outs), two runs, and one walk.  He committed one fielding error in the 1st inning allowing a runner to advance and later score.  Rapoport is currently 2nd in the league with a .435 batting average.


Honolulu beat West Oahu 7-3: link


Post game: link


The Sharks are 5-2-1 and hold the best overall record in Hawaii winter play.


The league takes a day off Monday.  Honolulu takes on Waikki on Tuesday @ 3:00pm HT.


Tyler Herron (Palm Beach) is scheduled to make his first appearance and start Thursday vs. Waikiki @ 3:00pm HT.


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


Instructional League

Began play September 19.


48 players participating: link


Arizona Fall League

Peoria Saguaros (Cardinals prospects) open Tuesday night at Scottsdale @ 7:05 pm MST.


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


Mexican Pacific League

Begins play October 10.


Expected to participate: Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities) and Jason Motte (St. Louis).


Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico)

Begins play October 10.


Currently playing exhibition games.


Former Cardinals' minor league spring camp invite Ivan Bellazetin will be playing 2B for Chileros de Xalapa.  He played for Petroleros de Minatitlan in the Triple-A Mexican League during the 2008 season along with Cardinals' prospects Trey Hearne and (since released) Adam Daniels.


Venezuelan League

Begins play October 14.


Players expected to participate: Jose Martinez (Springfield), Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent), David Freese (Memphis), 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.


Players tentatively expected to participate: Casey Mulligan (Palm Beach), Nick Derba (Palm Beach), Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), Carlos Pupo (Quad Cities), and Casey Rowlett (Springfield).


Nicaraguan League

Begins play late-October.


Puerto Rican Winter 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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