The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/26

Tyler Greene's three doubles in Arizona leads Saturday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Hawaii Winter League


West Oahu @ Honolulu was postponed for Saturday; no make up scheduled yet: link


Honolulu (13-8-1) welcomes West Oahu (11-10-1) Sunday @ 1:00pm HT.


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


Instructional League


Jeff Luhnow and Mike Shildt offer up their thoughts on Ryde Rodriguez (Johnson City): link


Arizona Fall League

Shane Robinson (Memphis): Started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with two RBIs (one with two-outs), two runs, one walk, stole one base, and struck out once (swinging).  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 2)


Tyler Greene (Memphis): Started at second base and batted 5th.  3-for-5 with three doubles, one RBI, two runs, and one walk.  Greene assisted in one double play in the field.


Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad): Started as designated hitter and batted 8th.  1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout (swinging), and ground into one double play.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 2)


Adam Ottavino (Springfield): Started and pitched three innings.  Allowed three hits, two unearned runs, and struck out two en route to his first win.  (pitches-strikes: 50-33)(ground out-fly out:2-4)


Brad Furnish (Springfield): Followed Ottavino and pitched two innings.  Allowed one hit and no runs.  (pitches-strikes: 20-12) (ground out-fly out: 5-1)


Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach): Followed Furnish and pitched one inning.  Allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck out one.  (pitches-strikes: 23-13) (ground out-fly out: 1-1)


Justin Fiske (Springfield): Followed Norrick and pitched 1.2 innings.  Allowed one hit, no runs, walked two and struck out three.  (pitches-strikes: 36-18) (ground out-fly out: 0-2)


Peoria Saguaros decimated Peoria Javelinas 15-4: link


Post game: link


The Saguaros improve to 11-5 are are in a first place tie with Mesa in the American division.


No games Sunday, Peoria Saguaros visit Mesa on Monday @ 12:35pm MST.


Also participating: Brett Wallace (Springfield).


Mexican Pacific League


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

Culiacan put a beating on Obregon 16-1: link

Obregon (4-9) welcomes Culiacan (4-9) Sunday @ 4:00pm MST.


Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities): Currently on the Culiacan disabled list.

Jason Motte (St. Louis) was selected as our 2008 Memphis Redbirds Reliever of the Year: link


Venezuelan League


Jose Martinez (Springfield): Is currently with his wife as she gave birth to their first son.

Jose Rada (GCL): Did not play for Aragua.

Ex-Cardinal Carmen Cali kept both inherited runners on base to pick up the save.


David Freese (Memphis): Started at third base and batted 4th.  0-for-4 with one strikeout (swinging) and ground into one double play.  Freese had a throwing error in the 7th, but the runner did not score.

Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Entered as a pinch hitter and took over in left field, batting 8th.  0-for-1 with one strikeout (looking).

Aragua scored one in the 6th to tie, then two more in the 9th to beat Caribes 3-1: link

Aragua at Caribes Sunday @ 6:00pm VST.


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

Maragrita was thumped 13-0 by Zulia: link

Margarita visits Zulia Sunday @ 4:00pm VST.


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

Mark Worrell (Memphis): Tentatively expected to join Zulia.


Venezuelan Parallel League


Frederick Parejo (Batavia): Started in left field and batted 7th.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Aragua lost 2-1 to Houston: link


Sunday's games:

Aragua (7-3) @ St. Louis (5-1)

ALB Orkas (6-2) @ Caribes (6-2)


Yorman Rodriguez (Reds' July 2nd signing) is playing for Magallanes.


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started in right field and batted 4th.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two walks, and one sac fly.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 9th.  1-for-4 with one run.  Jimenez assisted in one double play in the field.

Licey lost to Escogido 6-2: link

Licey (3-6) visit Azucareros (7-1) @ 5:00pm AST.


Luis Perdomo (Springfield): Did not pitch for Aguilas.

Ex-Cardinal Julian Tavarez gave up six hits, six runs (five earned), and one home run over 5.1 innings for Aguilas.

Aguilas let the Gigantes slip right by with an 11-8 victory: link

Aguilas (2-6) visits Escogido (6-3) Sunday @ 5:00pm AST.


Kelvin Jimenez (St. Louis): Tentatively expected to pitch for Estellas.


Colombian League


Neder Horta, St. Louis Cardinals' Colombian scout, promised the mayor of Cartegena he would bring the title home: link


Also in the above article:

  • Cartegena changed their name from the Cardenales to Leones.
  • The league is still trying to get involved in the Caribbean Series.
  • And the league would like to see the entire rosters entact as they go on the road.  They had some problems last year especially during the Colombian vs. Nicaraguan championship series.

Alexander Castellano (DSL): Was the designated hitter and scored the tying run in the 4th.  Castellano is the youngest player on the Barranquilla team.

Donovan Solano (Springfield): Committed an error which allowed the winning run to score in the 1st.

Cartegena beat Barranquilla 2-1; post game: link

Game 2 of the series was played Saturday in Barranquilla.

Sincelejo lost to Monteria 6-3 (listed at bottom of above article)

Game 2 of the series was played Saturday in Monteria.


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


Puerto Rican League


Ex-Cardinal Bill Pulsipher will be pitching for Lobos de Arecibo.


P.J. Walters (Memphis) is joining manager Jose Oquendo (St. Louis) and Bryan Anderson (Memphis) with the Gigantes at the start of the winter season: link

Yadier Molina (St. Louis) won't be playing until December and Juan Gonzalez (Memphis-free agent) has an offer on the table, but has yet to confirm.



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