The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/28

Brett Wallace's home run and three RBI in Arizona led Monday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Hawaii Winter League


Honolulu Sharks (13-8-1) had Monday off, welcome in division rival Waikiki (10-11-1) Tuesday @ 7:00pm HT.


Tony Cruz (Palm Beach) is batting .417 with seven doubles, one triple, eight RBIs, four walks, eight runs, .453 OBP, .604 SLG, and 1.057 OPS.


Jim Rapoport (Springfield) is batting .281 with one double, two home runs, eight RBIs, nine walks, ten runs, .379 OBP, .404 SLG, and .782 OPS.


Blake King (Palm Beach) has made nine relief appearances posting a 2.92 ERA, allowing seven hits, four earned runs, 13 walks, and striking out nine over 12.1 innings.


Tyler Herron (Springfield) has made three relief appearances posting a 2.45 ERA, allowing six hits, five runs (one earned), five walks, and striking out three over 3.2 innings.


Instructional League


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


Arizona Fall League


Shane Robinson (Memphis): Started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, two walks, one stolen base, one strikeout (swinging), and ground into one double play.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 2)


Brett Wallace (Springfield): Started at third base and batted 2nd.  1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs (two with two-outs), two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts (looking and swinging).  Wallace mishandled a ball in the second inning letting a runner get aboard, but he didn't score.


Peoria Saguaros scored eight in the 2nd inning and added on five more to beat Mesa 13-2: link


Post game: link


The Saguaros improve to 12-5 and have a one game lead over Mesa for the top record in the league.


Peoria Saguaros welcomes Mesa Tuesday @ 12:35pm MST.

Adam Ottavino (Springfield) received consideration for Week 3 Pitcher of the Week: link


Tyler Greene (Memphis) is listed in the 'Who's Hot' category in the latest AFL notebook: link


Also participating: Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach), Brad Furnish (Springfield), Justin Fiske (Springfield), and Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad).


Mexican Pacific League


No games Monday.


Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent) has made six appearances (one start) posting a 1-1 record with a 10.50 ERA, allowing 13 hits, seven earned runs, one home run, two walks, and striking out five over six innings.

Obregon (4-10) welcomes Mochis (8-6) Tuesday @ 6:30pm MST.


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


Jason Motte (St. Louis) was selected as our 2008 Cardinals Minor League Reliever of the Year: link


Venezuelan League


No games Monday.


Jose Rada (GCL) has made three relief appearances posting a 0.00 ERA, allowing three hits, no runs, and striking out four over 4.2 innings.

Aragua's beat writer had an interview with Rada (pictures of the Cardinals' prospect posted also): link

Jose Martinez (Springfield) is batting .118 with two doubles, two runs, four total bases, .118 OBP, .235 SLG, and .353 OPS.

Aragua (5-4) has Tuesday off.


David Freese (Memphis) is batting .265 with two doubles, one home run, two RBIs, three walks, two runs, .324 OBP, .412 SLG, and .736 OPS.
Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent) is batting .167 with one RBI, four walks, one run, .310 OBP, .167 SLG, and .477 OPS.

Caribes (5-5) visits Caracas (6-5) Tuesday @ 7:30pm VST.


Luke Gregerson (Springfield) has made four relief appearances posting a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA, allowing one hit, no runs, one walk, and striking out three over 3.2 innings.

Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent) had made four relief appearances posting 0.00 ERA, allowing two hits, no runs, one walk, and striking out one over 2.1 innings.

Margarita (4-7) welcome La Guaira (4-6) Tuesday @ 8:00pm VST.


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

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


Venezuelan Parallel League


Anthony Fonseca (VSL): Pinch hit and took over right field for Jose Cortez (VSL), batting leadoff.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI and one walk.

Ted Obregon (GCL): Started at second base and batted 2nd.  1-for-3 with one double.

Alberto Rivero (VSL): Started in centerfield and batted 3rd.  2-for-4 at the plate.

Peter Jaspe (VSL): Started in left field and batted 9th.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Javier Avendano (VSL): Started and pitched five innings.  Allowed seven hits, two unearned runs, two walks, and struck out three.  (ground out-fly out: 4-5)

Fabian Marquez (VSL): Followed Avendano and pitched three innings.  Allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck out three en route to his third win in Parallel league play.  (ground out-fly out: 3-3)

Francisco Guzman (VSL): Followed Marquez and pitched the final inning.  Allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out one en route to his fourth save in Parallel League play.  (ground out-fly out: 1-1)

St. Louis came back from being down two to beat the NY Mets 3-2: link


No Cardinals' prospects played for Caribes as they beat La Guaira 8-4: link


Reynier Gonzalez (Johnson City) is considered by Aragua as one of their top players on their Parallel League squad: link


Tuesday's games:

Caribes (7-3) @ Pittsburgh (2-10)

Margarita (5-7) @ St. Louis (6-2)

Aragua (8-3) @ Caracas (6-3)


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis) and ex-Cardinal Jorge Sosa were selected as Player and Pitcher of the Week by the Licey team: link

Licey (4-6) visit Estrellas (2-8) Tuesday @ 8:00pm AST.


Luis Perdomo (Springfield): Entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  Allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck out one.  (ground out-fly out: 0-2)

Aguilas gave up six runs in the 5th to lose to Gigantes 11-6: link
Aguilas (3-7) welcome Azucareros (7-2) Tuesday @ 8:00pm AST.


Colombian League


Donovan Solano (Springfield): Had a hit and scored a run.

Barranquilla beat Cartagena 5-1: link


Cartagena takes on Sincelejo in a three game series starting Tuesday.


Sincelejo lost to Monteria 6-3 then 11-1: link


Monteria visits Barranquilla in a three-game series starting Tuesday.


The following players, along with Solano, are confirmed to be playing in the league: Alexander Castellano (DSL), Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), Casey Mulligan (Palm Beach), Ryan Bird (Instructional), Casey Rowlett (Springfield), and Pete Parise (Palm Beach).


Puerto Rican League

Begins play November 6.


Players tentatively expected to play: Yadier Molina (St. Louis-December), Bryan Anderson (Memphis), P.J. Walters (Memphis), and Juan Gonzalez (Memphis-free agent).



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