The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/15

Amaury Marti hit a three-run home run in the Dominican Republic while Tyler Greene went deep in Arizona, headlining St. Louis Cardinals prospects playing in winter ball on Tuesday.

Hawaii Winter League

 

Honolulu at West Oahu was postponed; no make up date set at this time.

 

The Sharks visit West Oahu, Wednesday @ 3:00pm HT.

 

Players participating: Tony Cruz (Palm Beach), Jim Rapoport (Springfield), Blake King (Palm Beach), and Tyler Herron (Palm Beach).

 

Instructional League

Ran from September 13-October 6.

 

Recap of the pitchers with camp coordinator Mike Shildt: link

 

Arizona Fall League

 

Tyler Greene (Memphis): Started at third base and batted 8th. 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout. (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)

 

Adam Ottavino (Springfield): Started and pitched 2.2 innings.  Allowed one hit, three runs (two earned), walked three, threw one wild pitch, and struck out one en route to his first loss.  (pitches-strikes: 54-29) (ground out-fly out: 4-3)

 

Brad Furnish (Springfield): Followed Ottavino and pitched 1.1 innings.  Allowed no hits or runs, walked one, and struck out two.  (pitches-strikes: 22-12) (ground out-fly out: 2-0)

 

Peoria Saguaros' comeback fell short as they lost to Surprise 8-6: link

 

Post game: link

 

The Saguaros lose their first game of the fall season and fall to 6-1, but still hold onto the best overall record in the league.

 

Phoenix visits Peoria Saguaros Wednesday @ 12:35pm MST.

 

Also participating: Shane Robinson (Memphis), Brett Wallace (Springfield), Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach), Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad), and Justin Fiske (Springfield).

 

Mexican Pacific League

 

Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities): Did not play.

Culiacan lost to Navojoa 2-1 in 11 innings: link

 

Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  Allowed two hits, one earned run, walked one, threw one wild pitch, and struck out two en route to his first win.  (ground out-fly out: 1-0)

Obregon scored two in the bottom of the 10th to beat Mazatlan 3-2: link

 

Jason Motte (St. Louis): Tentatively expected to pitch for Hermosillo.

 

Venezuelan League

 

David Freese (Memphis) and Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Did not play.

Caracas at Caribes postponed for Tuesday; no make up date set.

Caracas at Caribes Wednesday @ 7:30pm VST.

 

Jose Martinez (Springfield): Started at shortstop and batted 2nd. 0-for-4 and committed one error.

Jose Rada (GCL): Entered in the 9th and pitched one inning.  Allowed one hit and no runs.

Reynier Gonzalez (Johnson City): Did not pitch and is not listed on the roster for Aragua at this time.

 

Geney Rios (VSL), Carlos Oraa (VSL), and Mark Worrell (Memphis): Did not pitch and are not listed on the Zulia roster at this time.

Zulia beat Aragua 8-0: link

Post game: link

Zulia visits La Guaira Wednesday @ 7:30pm VST.

Aragua welcomes Margarita Wednesday @ 7:30pm VST.

 

Luke Gregerson (Springfield) and Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): play for Margarita.

Margarita beat Lara 1-0, no available boxscore at this time.

Post game: link

Margarita visits Aragua Wednesday @ 7:30pm VST.

 

Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent) will be joining Lara in November.

 

Venezuelan Parallel League

Cardinals opened play Tuesday @ Bravos de Margarita; no boxscore.

Tampa Bay Rays visit Wednesday.

 

Numerous prospects expected to play.

Official site is under construction; may be days before we see any results or rosters.

 

Dominican Republic League

Opening day is today!!!

 

Amaury Marti (Memphis) hit a three-run home run, scoring D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent) and another in a 4-3 loss to the Escogido in the last exhibition game on Monday: link

Licey welcomes Escogido Wednesday @ 7:30pm AST.

 

Kelvin Jimenez (St. Louis) will be joined by Ex-Cardinals Julian Tavarez, Alberto Castillo, and newly granted free agent Hector Luna on the Estrellas roster.

Estrellas welcomes Azucareros Wednesday @ 8:00pm AST.

 

Luis Perdomo (Springfield) pitching for Aguilas.

Aguilas visits Gigantes Wednesday @ 7:30pm AST.

 

Colombian League

Begins play October 24.

 

Players tentatively expected to play: Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), Nick Derba (Palm Beach), Casey Mulligan (Palm Beach), Pete Parise (Palm Beach), Carlos Pupo (Quad Cities), and Casey Rowlett (Memphis).

 

Puerto Rican League

Begins play November 6.

 

Jose Oquendo (St. Louis) had his St. Louis stay extended: link

He will be coaching Gigantes de Carolina.

 

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

 

 

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