Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 10/13/09

Our daily reports on Cardinals prospects in winter ball continue as Jose Garcia, Frederick Parejo and Jose Rada are among the players in the news.

Arizona Fall League


Begins play Tuesday.


Cardinals prospects playing for Surprise Rafters: Gary Daley (Springfield), Scott Gorgen (Springfield), Mike Parisi (Memphis), Adam Reifer (Palm Beach), Bryan Anderson (Memphis), Daniel Descalso (Memphis), Tyler Henley (Springfield), and Daryl Jones (Springfield).


Surprise visit Peoria Javelinas @ 12:35 PM MST

Ian Kennedy (Yankees) is slated as the Rafters opening day starter.


Be sure to follow the AFL on twitter: MLBazFall League



Mexican Pacific League


Day off on Monday.


Fernando Salas (Memphis) and Hermosillo (2-0) visit Guasave (1-1) on Tuesday @ 7:30 PM MDT.



Venezuelan League


Jose Garcia (Palm Beach-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one run.


Frederick Parejo (Quad Cities-Aragua) started in left field and made the move to center, batting seventh.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.


Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities-Aragua) entered the game as a pinch runner in the ninth and did not score.


Jose Rada (Johnson City-Aragua) entered the game in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck out four of seven batters faced. (g/f:1-0)


La Guaira beat Aragua 5-4

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Jon Jay (Memphis-Caracas) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 at the plate.


Lara beat Caracas 7-1

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one run and assisted in two double plays.


Margarita beat Magallanes 4-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Thieves have struck in Margarita taking items needed for the brand new scoreboard that was installed for the upcoming Caribbean Series. Bravos de Margarita Official Site


No games scheduled for Tuesday...Wednesday's games:

Magallanes (2-2) at Caribes (1-3) @ 7:15 PM VST

Aragua (1-3) at La Guaira (3-1) @ 7:30 PM VST

Caracas (2-2) at Margarita (2-2) @ 7:30 PM VST

Zulia (3-1) at Lara (2-2) @ 7:30 PM VST



Dominican League (October 16)


Tigres del Licey has signed a sponsorship deal with Samsung for the 2009-10 season, jerseys pictured in link directly below. 

D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis) has also re-joined the team.  He was released by the Licey a couple weeks ago. Listin Diario 



Dominican Prospect League (November 4)


This league has been started to help potential prospects get a better shot at showcasing their talents for MLB scouts.  Many times organizations will not sign or negotiate the price on signing bonuses if they do not get a good look at the player in live game action.  The league also plans to hire investigators to run background checks on players so the paperwork is all ready to go for the MLB scouts.


Players are not required to have their own agents, pitchers will be on strict pitch counts to avoid injury, rosters will be set at 20 players maximum (four teams), no age limit to participate, players will have to pay 1% of their signing bonus to help fund the league, and all games will be played in an MLB facility.


The full in depth article: ESPN Insider



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