The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 11/18

Shane Robinson's game-winning RBI in Arizona headlines Monday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Arizona Fall League


Three games left in the regular season.


Shane Robinson (Memphis): Started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout (looking).  Robinson drove in the winning run with a single to center.

Brett Wallace (Springfield): Started at third base and batted 3rd.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.  Assisted in one double play.

Tyler Greene (Memphis): Pinch ran for NY Mets prospect Josh Thole and scored a run.

Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach): Entered in the fifth and pitched one inning, picking up his fourth hold in league play.  Faced three batters, striking one out and inducing two fly outs.


Peoria Saguaros scored one run in the ninth to beat Phoenix 4-3: link

Post game: link


The Saguaros improve to 24-11 and are still tied with Mesa in first place in the American Division.

Peoria Saguaros visit Phoenix (18-15) Tuesday @ 12:35pm MST.


Wallace and Adam Ottavino (Springfield) received votes for the AFL Player and Pitcher of the Week: link

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


Mexican Pacific League


Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent) has made 15 appearances (one start) posting a 1-1 record, 6.23 ERA, and two holds.  He's allowed 16 hits, ten runs (nine earned), one home run, six walks, and striking out nine over 13 innings.

Obregon (11-21) had Monday off, visit Culiacan (13-19) Tuesday @ 7:30pm MST.


Ex-Cardinal Chris Narveson pitched 6.1 innings allowing two hits, two runs, two walks, and striking out six for Hermosillo: link

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

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


Venezuelan League


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

Jose Rada (GCL) has made six relief appearances posting a 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA.  He's allowed five hits, no runs, four walks, and struck out five over ten innings.

Aragua @ La Guaira game scheduled for Monday was postponed due to weather: link

Aragua (11-14) welcome La Guaira (15-13) Tuesday @ 7:30pm VST.


Luke Gregerson (Springfield) has made 12 relief appearances posting a 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and five holds.  He's allowed eight hits, no runs, four walks, and struck out ten over 13.1 innings.

Margarita (11-17) had Monday off, visit Caribes (13-16) Tuesday @ 7:30pm VST.


Ex-Cardinal Edgar Renteria was in Venezuela taking part in the Aragua Foundation softball game: link


Venezuelan Parallel League


No results posted for Monday.


Tuesday's games:

Caribes (21-6) @ Detroit (13-13)

Caracas (14-10) @ St. Louis (10-16)

Aragua (15-13) @ La Guaira (18-8)


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started in left field and batted 5th.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout (swinging).  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)

D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 8th.  0-for-2 with two runs and three walks.

Licey pounded on Estrellas 11-5: link

Licey (14-11) welcome Estrellas (6-19) Tuesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Luis Perdomo (Springfield) has made seven relief appearances posting an 0-1 record and 14.54 ERA.  He's allowed eight hits, nine runs (seven earned), two walks, and struck out three over 4.1 innings.

Aguilas (15-11) had Monday off and their game at Azucareros (15-11) was canceled for Tuesday.


Former Cardinal Kelvin Jimenez was picked up off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Toronto Blue Jays: link

He's currently pitching for Estrellas.


Gigantes' starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (free agent) is drawing some attention this winter from the big leagues: link  (no teams of interest were listed)

Chicago third baseman Aramis Ramirez is in the process of getting permission from the Cubs to take part in the Dominican Republic League to prepare for the World Baseball Classic: link


Colombian League


League had Monday off.

Barranquilla (9-9) @ Cartagena (12-8)

Monteria (7-10) @ Sincelejo (8-9), both games Tuesday: link


Playing for Barranquilla:

Donovan Solano (Springfield) is batting .358 (24-for-67) with eight doubles, one home run, eight RBIs, 18 runs, 35 total bases, .522 SLG, .482 OBP, 1.004 OBS, and ten strikeouts in 18 games.  He's committed four errors all at shortstop.

Alexander Castellano (DSL) is batting .150 (3-for-20) with two runs, three total bases, .150 SLG, .227 OBP, .377 OBS, eight strikeouts in nine games.  He's committed three errors in left field and none in center field.


Playing for Sincelejo:

Nick Derba (Palm Beach) is batting .184 (9-for-49) with two doubles, five RBIs, three runs, 11 total bases, .224 SLG, .268 OBP, .492 OBS, and 17 strikeouts in 16 games.  Derba has committed four errors behind the plate and has also played a game in centerfield.

Casey Rowlett (Springfield) is batting .366 (15-for-41) with one double, three RBIs, 16 total bases, five runs, .390 SLG, .395 OBP, .786 OBS, and four strikeouts in ten games.  Rowlett has committed one error at third base and has also spent some time at second base and right field.


Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach) has made ten relief appearances posting a 1-1 record and 6.59 ERA.  He's allowed 12 hits, seven runs (six earned), one home run, four walks, and struck out five over 8.2 innings.  Opponents are batting .414 against him.

Pete Parise (Palm Beach) had made nine relief appearances posting an 0-3 record and 4.39 ERA.  He's allowed 18 hits, eight runs (four earned), five walks, and struck out six over 8.2 innings.  Opponents are batting .409 against him.

Casey Mulligan (Palm Beach) made three relief appearances posting a 8.78 ERA.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck out three over 4.1 innings.  Opponents were batting .286 against him.

Adam Daniels (Lincoln-A.A.) has made four starts posting a 1-0 record and 2.56 ERA.  He's allowed ten hits, seven runs (six earned), one balk, six walks, and struck out 19 over 21.1 innings.  He also has one shutout under his belt and opponents are batting .154 against him.  Daniels has committed one error while in the field.

Ryan Bird (Instructional) has made four starts posting a 1-0 record and 1.17 ERA.  He's allowed seven hits, three earned runs, four walks, and struck out 15 over 23 innings.  Opponents are batting .097 against him.


Puerto Rican League


League had Monday off.


Rigoberto Lugo (Batavia) has made one relief appearance giving up no hits, one unearned run, one walk, and striking out one over one inning.
Santurce (6-3) welcome Ponce (2-5) Tuesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Luis Mateo (Johnson City) is 1-for-3 with one total base and two runs in three games.

Bryan Anderson (Memphis) is 3-for-14 with two RBIs, three total bases, two runs, .421 OBP, .214 SLG, and .635 OPS in seven games.

P.J. Walters (Memphis) has made three starts posting an 0-1 record and 4.22 ERA.  He's allowed 13 hits, six runs (five earned), three walks, and struck out 16 over 10.2 innings.

Yadier Molina (St. Louis) is expected to join Carolina in December.
Carolina (4-5) welcome Arecibo (6-2) Tuesday @ 7:30pm AST.

Carolina's manager, Jose Oquendo (St. Louis) is still in the mix for the Seattle Mariners vacant manager position: link



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