Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 10/24/09

Daryl Jones is the player of the day in our daily report on Cardinals prospects in winter ball.

Arizona Fall League


Daniel Descalso (Memphis) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-5 with two runs and one walk.

Bryan Anderson (Memphis) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and allowed two strikeouts.

Daryl Jones (Springfield) started in left field and batted ninth.  3-for-5 with two doubles, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one strikeout.

Mike Parisi (Memphis) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck out three. (p-s:56-36)(g/f:8-1)

Gary Daley (Springfield) entered in the seventh and pitched to eight batters.  He allowed five hits, seven earned runs, one home run, and two walks. (p-s:25-12)(g/f:1-0)

Scott Gorgen (Springfield) entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits and one earned run. (p-s:15-11)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-1)


Surprise beat Phoenix 15-12

MLB Official Site Post Game

Surprise (7-3) host Mesa (3-7) Saturday @ 12:35 PM MST.



Mexican Pacific League


Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.


Obregon beat Culiacan 20-6

LMP Official Site Post Game


Saturday's Games:

Guasave (3-7) visits Mazatlan (7-5) @ 6:00 PM MDT.

Mochis (7-4) visits Hermosillo (8-3) @ 5:00 PM MST.

Obregon (5-7) visits Culiacan (3-7) @ 6:00 PM MDT.

Navojoa (5-7) visits Mexicali (7-5) @ 6:00 PM PDT.



Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico)


Francisco Rivera (Palm Beach-San Andres) has played in two games going 2-for-7 (.287) with one home run, two RBIs, one run, .714 SLG, and .286 OBA.

Alexander Francisco (Former DSL-Cordoba) has made one start posting an 0-1 record, allowing four hits, three earned runs, one wild pitch, and striking out four over three innings.


Rivera hit his home run on October 21st, but San Andres still lost to Soledad 6-4



Venezuelan League


Jon Jay (Memphis-Caracas) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one sacrifice, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck out one. (g/f:0-2)


Caracas beat Zulia 9-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one sacrifice, one strikeout, and ground into one double play.


Margarita beat La Guaira 5-4 in 10 innings

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Caribes @ Aragua was postponed due to rain.

LVBP Official Site Announcement


Saturday's Games:

Caracas (10-3) visits Magallanes (9-4) @ 4:30 PM VST - Battle for first

Lara (5-8) visits Zulia (6-7) @ 5:30 PM VST.

Caribes (5-6) visits Aragua (3-8) @ 5:30 PM VST.

Margarita (6-5) visits La Guaira (5-8) @ 6:00 PM VST.



Venezuelan Parallel League


An update on the Cardinals team up until October 23: The Cardinal Nation


Teams (not all) that participated in the Venezuelan Western Parallel League last winter are in the reformatted Venezuelan Parallel League. 



Dominican League


Mark Hamilton (Memphis-Gigantes) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.


Escogido beat Gigantes 3-2

Listin Diario Post Game


Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and committed two fielding errors.


Azucareros beat Aguilas 4-2

Listin Diario Post Game

Juan Richardson (Former Springfield-Estrellas) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent-Estrellas) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Josh Pressley (Former Springfield-Estrellas) started at first base and batted eighth. 0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.

Evan MacLane (Memphis Free Agent-Estrellas) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck out four for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:8-6)


Timo Perez (Former St. Louis- Licey) started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one ground into one double play.

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Licey) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis-Licey) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis-Licey) started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck out one for the losing decision (0-1). (g/f:3-3)

Juan Mateo (Former Rule Five-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, and one walk. (g/f:3-3)(ir-s:2-1)


Estrellas beat Licey 7-0

Listin Diario Post Game


Blake DeWitt is getting close to joining the Tigres del Licey since the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs. Licey Official Site


The Colorado Rockies gave permission for right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to pitch for Tigres del Licey. Licey Official Site


Saturday's Games:

Gigantes (2-4) visits Escogido (3-3) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Licey (3-3) visits Estrellas (3-3) @ 8:00 PM AST.

Azucareros (4-2) visits Aguilas (3-3) @ 8:00 PM AST.



Colombian League


Sincelejo beat Monteria 9-4

Cartegena beat Barranquilla 5-2: Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) recorded the first hit of the tournament.

Post Game: El Heraldo


Saturday's Games:

Barranquilla (0-1) @ Cartegena (1-0)

Sincelejo (1-0) @ Monteria (0-1)

Preview: El Heraldo



Nicaraguan League


Leon beat Managua 11-5: Post Game

A personal favorite of mine, Alvaro Lopez started and earned the loss for Managua.


Granada beat Chinandega 5-1: Post Game

Saturday's Games:

Leon (1-0) vs. Managua (0-1)

Granada (1-0) vs. Chinadega (0-1)


Former Cy Young winner Dave Stewart and former St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith submitted a draft to the national media on the planned baseball academy to be built in Nicaragua.  Stewart will visit the country on Sunday for a press conference. La Prensa



World Wood Bat Championship


Begins play Saturday.


Dominican left-hander Edgar Ferreira pitches for the Royals Baseball Club and is scheduled to start Saturday.  The St. Louis Cardinals have had past interest in Ferreira, but his asking price was reportedly a little steep.


Wagner Mateo is playing for the Texas Scout Team Yankees.


WWBC Official Site



Florida Winter Baseball League (October 30)


The league announced game times: FWBL Official Site



International Market Place


ESPN's Jorge Arangure confirmed (via source) that the St. Louis Cardinals will be meeting with Cuban free agent Aroldis Chapman on Monday.  Arangure says that the Cardinals are looking to show they are serious bidders for the 21-year old left-hander.


Kiley McDaniel of Baseball Prospectus posted a video for each of the following, Colombian catcher Jorge Alfaro and Dominican shortstop Estailon Peguero.  McDaniel also said that 20-year old Dominican outfielder Eladio Moronta had a workout last weekend.  Moronta was just reinstated from an MLB suspension after falsifying documents of his age.


I was informed a month or so ago that the St. Louis Cardinals do not have any interest in Dominican catcher/first baseman Jacob Beltre.  The Cardinals scouts saw one workout and walked away unimpressed.



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