The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 11/19

Outfielder Amaury Marti's 3-for-4 game including a double in the Dominican Republic headlines Tuesday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Arizona Fall League


Two days left in the regular season.


Shane Robinson (Memphis): Started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one sac fly.  Robinson threw out a runner at second base in the first inning for an outfield assist.

Brett Wallace (Springfield): Started at third base and batted 3rd.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)

Tyler Greene (Memphis): Started at second base and batted 7th.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, reached on an error, and struck out three times (swinging).  Greene had a fielding error in the third inning, letting the batter get on base and he would score later in the inning.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)


Peoria Saguaros beat on Phoenix 14-8: link

Post game: link


The Saguaros improve to 25-11 and are still tied with Mesa atop the American Division.

Adam Ottavino (Springfield) will take the mound as Peoria Saguaros host Division rivals Mesa Wednesday @ 12:35pm MST.


No Cardinal prospects were selected for the Stenson Award: link


Brian Walton visits with Wallace during league play: link

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


Mexican Pacific League


Three days left in the first half of the season.


Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the eight and pitched to four batters.  Allowed two hits, one earned run, and hit one batter.  (ground out-fly out: 1-0) (inherited runners-scored: 1-1)

Obregon jumped out in front first and held the lead for a 4-2 win over Culiacan: link

Obregon (12-21) visits Culiacan (13-20) Wednesday @ 7:30pm MST.


Ex-Cardinal prospect Mike McCoy made his first appearance as the designated hitter for Navojoa, going 0-for-3 with one strikeout: link


Former Cardinal Chris Narveson was placed on the Hermosillo disabled list and he was sent home for the rest of the winter after feeling fatigued.

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

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


Venezuelan League


Luke Gregerson (Springfield) Entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  Allowed one hit and no runs en route to his third win in league play.  (ground out-fly out: 2-0)


Ex-Springfield Cardinal Jose Garcia struck out two of four batters faced for Caribes.


Margarita scored six in the fifth and held off Caribes for a 7-5 victory: link

Margarita (12-17) visits Caribes (13-17) Wednesday @ 7:30pm VST.


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

Chicago Cubs pitcher Rich Hill was lit up for three hits, seven runs, three walks, and struck out two in the one inning and four batters in the second (there's more not noted here), for Aragua.

Aragua was trampled by La Guaira 21-7: link

Aragua (11-15) visits Magallanes (14-15) Wednesday @ 7:30pm VST.

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

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


Venezuelan Parallel League


Monday's results:


Caribes and ALB Orkas ended the game in a 0-0 tie: link

No Cardinals' prospects played.

Game was cut short due to rain (post game for all games Monday): link


Anthony Fonseca (VSL): Started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 at the plate and committed one fielding error.

Roberto Ezpinoza (Quad Cities): Started at first base and batted 5th.  1-for-3 with one double and committed one fielding error.

Billy Bolivar (VSL): Started in right field and batted 8th.  2-for-3 with one double.

Moises Colorado (VSL): Started and pitched four innings.  Allowed four hits, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck out three en route to his third loss in league play.  (ground out-fly out: 5-2)

Carlos Oraa (VSL): Followed Colorado and pitched 2.2 innings.  Allowed four hits, two earned runs, two walks (one intentional), and hit one batter.  (ground out-fly out:2-5)

Eduardo Sanchez (Quad Cities): Followed Oraa and pitched 1.1 innings.  Allowed no hits or runs, two walks, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck out two.  (ground out-fly out: 2-0)(inherited runners-scored:2-0)


Jose Garcia (Batavia): Started at second base and batted 6th.  2-for-3 with one strikeout.

Reynier Gonzalez (Johnson City): Entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  Allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out three, earning his first save of league play.  (ground out-fly out:2-1)


Aragua held St. Louis scoreless and to only four hits for a 3-0 win: link


Wednesday's games:

Aragua (16-13) @ Pittsburgh (7-22)

Caribes (21-6) @ Philadelphia (11-16)

Tampa Bay (12-15) @ St. Louis (10-17)


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started in right field and batted 5th.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout (swinging).

D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 8th.  0-for-4 with one strikeout (swinging) and ground into one double play.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)


Ex-Cardinal Kelvin Jimenez showed us the major league version of himself.  He gave up three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck out one facing four batters for Estrellas.


Licey scored four in the seventh and beat Estrellas 7-2: link

Licey (15-11) visits Escogido (11-14) Wednesday @ 7:30pm AST.


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

Aguilas @ Azucareros was canceled for Tuesday.
Aguilas (15-11) visits Gigantes (15-10) Wednesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Ex-Cardinal Julian Tavarez was selected as Pitcher of the Week in the DWL on Monday: link


Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andruw Jones will be joining Aguilas in December, Rafael Furcal recommended playing in the league: link


Colombian League


Donovan Solano (Springfield) extended his hitting streak to now 15 games for Barranquilla.

Cartagena beat Barranquilla.

Sincelejo beat Monteria 4-2: link


Also participating: Alexander Castellano (DSL), Nick Derba (Palm Beach), Casey Rowlett (Springfield), Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), Pete Parise (Palm Beach), and Ryan Bird (Instructional).


Puerto Rican League


Rigoberto Lugo (Batavia): Did not pitch for Santurce.

Santurce lost to Ponce 4-2: link
Santurce (6-4) visits Ponce (3-5) Wednesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Bryan Anderson (Memphis): Pinch hit for the center fielder and flied out in the bottom of the ninth.

Carolina gave up five runs in the seventh and lost to Arecibo 7-4: link

Carolina (4-6) welcomes Mayaguez (3-5) Wednesday @ 7:30pm AST.


Former minor league spring camp invite Miguel Negron went 2-for-5 with a double and pair of RBIs for Caguas: link



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