The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/20

Tony Cruz' 3-for-4 game in Hawaii highlights Sunday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Hawaii Winter League


Tony Cruz (Palm Beach): Started at catcher and batted 4th.  3-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout (swinging).


Jim Rapoport (Springfield): Started in right field and batted 6th.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts (swinging).  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 4)


Honolulu shut out Waikiki 2-0: link


Post game: link


The Sharks improve to 13-5-1 and have a six-game lead over Waikiki in the East Division.


The league takes Monday off. Honolulu visits North Shore Tuesday @ 7:00pm HT.


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


Cruz is the subject of the latest 'Sunday Morning Coffee with Ray Mileur': link 


Arizona Fall League


No games Sunday. Peoria Saguaros (8-3) take on Peoria Javelinas (6-5) Monday @ 12:35pm MST.


Shane Robinson (Memphis) is tied-1st in the AFL with two home runs, t-3rd with nine RBIs, and t-4th with three stolen bases.  He was also mentioned in the latest AFL notebook: link


Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach) and Brad Furnish (Springfield) are t-4th with four games pitched.


Also participating: Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad), Justin Fiske (Springfield), Tyler Greene (Memphis), Brett Wallace (Springfield), and Adam Ottavino (Springfield).


Mexican Pacific League


Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities): Did not play for Culiacan.

Culiacan lost to Guasave 8-2: link

Off Monday, Culiacan welcomes Mochis Tuesday @ 7:30pm MDT.


Hugo Castellano (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Obregon.

Obregon lost to Mexicali 8-2: link

Off Monday, Obregon visits Hermosillo Tuesday @ 7:30pm MST.


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


Venezuelan League


Jose Rada (GCL): Did not pitch for Zulia.

Zulia blew it in the 10th, losing 8-6 to Lara: link

Off Monday, Zulia welcome Caracas Tuesday @ 7:30pm VST.

Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Played in left field and moved to third base, batting 4th.  1-for-4 with one ground into double play.  Washington had a throwing error in the first inning, allowing a runner to advance but not scoring.

David Freese (Memphis): Started at third base and batted 7th.  0-for-2 with two walks, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.  He was lifted in the ninth inning.


Luke Gregerson (Springfield) and Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Margarita.

Ex-Cardinal prospect Justin Pope pitched two scoreless innings of relief, walking one for Margarita.

Margarita scored the winning run the 10th inning to beat Caribes 2-1: link

Caribes have Monday and Tuesday off.

Margarita takes Monday off, visits Magallanes Tuesday @ 7:30pm VST.


Jose Martinez (Springfield): Plays for Aragua.

Aragua lost to Magallanes, no box score, post game: link

Off Monday, Aragua welcomes Lara Tuesday @ 7:30pm VST.

Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent): Expected to join Lara in November.

Mark Worrell (Memphis): Tentatively expected to pitch for Zulia.


Venezuelan Parallel League


No box scores posted for Sunday.


Monday's games for teams featuring Cardinals' prospects:

Aragua @ Philadelphia

St. Louis @ Magallanes

Margarita @ Caribes


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started in right field and batted 4th.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent); Did not play.

Licey fell behind early and never recovered, losing 11-2 to Escogido: link

Off Monday, Licey welcomes Aguilas Tuesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Adidas is providing Licey with their uniforms for the winter season: link


Kelvin Jimenez (St. Louis): Did not pitch.

Estrellas made a late comeback, but came up short 7-5 to Azucareros: link

Off Monday, Estrellas welcomes Escogido Tuesday @ 8:00pm AST.


Luis Perdomo (Springfield): Entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  Allowed one hit, three runs (two earned), and one walk.  (ground out-fly out: 1-0) (inherited runners-scored: 3-0)

Aguilas blew the game in the later innings, losing to Gigantes 15-10: link

Off Monday, Aguilas visit Licey Tuesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Colombian League

4 more days until play begins!


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


Puerto Rican League

Begins play November 6.


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



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