Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 11/03/09

Roberto Espinoza 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.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Daryl Jones (Springfield) started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one triple and one run.

Scott Gorgen (Springfield) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck out one. (p-s:24-14)(g/f:1-1)

 

Phoenix beat Surprise 10-2

MLB Official Site Post Game

Surprise (8-10) visits Phoenix (12-6) Tuesday @ 12:35 PM MST.

 

Descalso and Jones have been chosen to play in the Rising Stars game: The Cardinal Nation

 

Jeff Luhnow is in Arizona watching the games and is posting random updates on the prospects at twitter.

 

Keep and eye on Jonathan Mayo's B3: Big, Bald, & Beautiful blog for daily updates on the AFL.

 

 

Mexican Pacific League

 

Andy Cavazos (Former St. Louis-Guasave) has made seven relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 13.50 ERA, and one hold.  He's allowed ten hits, eight runs (seven earned), eight walks, and struck out eight over 4.2 innings.

Hyang-Nam Choi (Former MiLB Spring Invite-Guasave) has made two relief appearances posting a 4.50 ERA.  He's allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, hit one batter, and struck out three over four innings.

Reid Gorecki (Former Springfield) has played in six games going 9-for-22 (.409) with one double, one triple, one home run, five RBIs, 15 total bases, ten runs, four walks, three stolen bases, three strikeouts, one caught stealing, .500 OBP, .682 SLG, and 1.182 OPS.

Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) has played in 12 games going 18-for-49 (.367) with one double, one home run, three RBIs, 22 total bases, 14 runs, nine walks, seven stolen bases, seven strikeouts, two caught stealing, .483 OBP, .449 SLG, and .932.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) has made 13 relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 2.63 ERA, and two holds.  He's allowed 15 hits, five runs (four earned), hit one batter, walked four, and struck out eight over 13.2 innings.

 

No games Monday, Tuesday's games:

Guasave (5-13-1) visits Obregon (10-10) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Hermosillo (11-8-1) visits Culiacan (6-12-1) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Navojoa (10-10) visits Mochis (10-9-1) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mexicali (11-9) visits Mazatlan (14-6) @ 8:00 PM MST.

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Richard Castillo (Palm Beach-Lara) has made five starts posting a 1-2 record and 4.71 ERA.  he's allowed 27 hits, 15 runs (11 earned), one home run, hit two batters, walked seven, and struck out 11 over 21 innings.

Pedro Rodriguez (MiLB Signing-Caribes) has made eight relief appearances posting a 3-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and one hold.  He's allowed nine hits, no runs, hit one batter, and struck out 16 over 15 innings.  Rodriguez received votes for pitcher of the week: Magallanes Official Site
Jon Jay (Memphis-Caracas) has played in 20 games going 22-for-78 (.282) with two doubles, one home run, 16 RBIs, 27 total bases, 15 runs, seven walks, one stolen base, nine strikeouts, one caught stealing, .385 OBP, .346 SLG, and .731 OPS.

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) has played in 12 games going 11-for-41 (.268) with one double, four RBIs, 12 total bases, six runs, five walks, six strikeouts, one caught stealing, .362 OBP, .293 SLG, and .654 OPS.

Jose Rada (Johnson City-Aragua) has made eight relief appearances posting an 0-2 record, 5.40 ERA, and two holds.  He's allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned), one home run, hit one batter, walked one, and struck out nine over 6.2 innings

 

Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) has played in 16 games going 14-for-37 (.378) with two doubles, one home run, eight RBIs, 19 total bases, seven runs, five walks, two stolen bases, four strikeouts, one caught stealing, .500 OBP, .514 SLG, and 1.014 OPS.

Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) has played in 11 games going 10-for-33 (.303) with one home run, three RBIs, 13 total bases, seven runs, eight walks, six strikeouts, .439 OBP, .394 SLG, and .833 OPS.

Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) has made seven relief appearances posting a 1-o record, 3.38 ERA, and one hold.  He's allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck out nine over eight innings.

Marcos Rodriguez (Former Palm Beach-Caribes) has played in eight games going 3-for-10 (.300) with one double, one RBI, four total bases, two runs, two strikeouts, .300 OBP, .400 SLG, and .700 OPS.

Jose Garcia (Former Springfield-Caribes) has made four relief appearances posting a 1-1 record and 8.44 ERA.  He's allowed three hits, five earned runs, two home runs, hit two batters, walked three, and struck out three over 5.1 innings.

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) has made nine relief appearances posting a 1.04 ERA.  He's allowed seven hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck out ten over 8.2 innings.

 

Enrique Brito has been hired by Bravos de Margarita: Comandante del Beisbol

 

No games Monday, Tuesday's games:

Caracas (15-6) visits Aragua (7-12) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Margarita (13-7) visits Magallanes (15-5) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Caribes (8-11) visits La Guaira (7-14) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Zulia (10-10) visits Lara (6-16) @ 7:00 PM VST.

 

 

Venezuelan Parallel League

 

Roberto Perez (VSL-Caribes) started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

Roberto Espinoza (Quad Cities-Caribes) started at catcher and batted ninth.  3-for-4 with one double, three RBIs, and one run.

 

Caribes beat Tampa Bay 10-5

Caribes Official Site Post Game

 

Wilfred Vivas (VSL) started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one caught stealing.

Cesar Valera (GCL) started at shortstop and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one stolen base and one caught stealing.

Jem Argenal (VSL) started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Yorbel Alcala (DSL) started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

Fermin Montanez (VSL) started and pitched four innings allowing three hits, one earned run, , one walk, and striking out two for the losing decision (0-2). (g/f:5-5)

Hector Corpas (VSL) entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out two.

 

La Guaira beat St. Louis 3-0

 

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with two runs, one walk, one strikeout, and one error.

Romulo Ruiz (Johnson City-Aragua) started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs and one strikeout.

 

Aragua beat Triburones 8-6

 

 

Dominican League

 

Tony Cruz (Springfield-Estrellas) has played in five games going 3-for-13 (.231) with one double, two RBIs, four total bases, one run, two strikeouts, .231 OBP, .308 SLG, and .538 OPS.

Mark Hamilton (Memphis-Gigantes) has played in 12 games going 7-for-40 (.175) with one double, one home run, seven RBIs, 11 total bases, three runs, five walks, 13 strikeouts, .286 OBP, .275 SLG, and .561 OPS.

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Licey) has played in seven games going 3-for-22 (.136) with two doubles, one RBI, five total bases, one run, one walk, seven strikeouts, .174 OBP, .227 SLG, and .401 OPS.

 

Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) has played in 13 games going 14-for-49 (.286) with one double, seven RBIs, 15 total bases, six runs, one stolen bases, 11 strikeouts, .375 OBP, .306 SLG, and .681 OPS.

Julian Tavarez (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) has made four relief appearances posting a 1.69 ERA.  he's allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, hit one batter, walked four, and struck out six over 5.1 innings

Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Estrellas) has played in ten games going 12-for-36 (.333) with four doubles, four RBIs, 16 total bases, four runs, two walks, one stolen base, eight strikeouts, .375 OBP, .444 SLG, and .819 OPS.

Juan Richardson (Former Springfield-Estrellas) has played in 13 games going 13-for-43 (.302) with three doubles, one home run, five RBIs, 19 total bases, six runs, nine walks, nine strikeouts, .444 OBP, .442 SLG, and .886 OPS.

Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent-Estrellas) has played in 13 games going 13-for-44 (.295) with three doubles, seven RBIs, 16 total bases, six runs, four walks, four strikeouts, .367 OBP, .364 SLG, and .731 OPS.

Josh Pressley (Former Springfield-Estrellas) played in six games going 2-for-14 (.143) with two RBIs, two total bases, one walk, two strikeouts, .250 OBP, .143 SLG, and .393 OPS.

Evan MacLane (Memphis Free Agent-Estrellas) has made three starts posting a 2-0 record and 2.25 ERA.  He's allowed 13 hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck out 16 over 16 innings.

Kelvin Jimenez (Former St. Louis-Estrellas) has made five relief appearances posting a 1.17 ERA.  He's allowed four hits, four runs (one earned), one home run, hit one batter, walked two, and struck out six over 7.2 innings.

Al Reyes (Former St. Louis-Escogido) has made two relief appearances posting a 40.50 ERA.  He's allowed five hits, six earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, walked two, and struck out one over 1.1 innings.

Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) has played in 13 games going 13-for-49 (.265) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, seven RBIs, 24 total bases, six runs, three walks, two stolen bases, .308 OBP, .490 SLG, and .797 OPS.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis-Licey) has played in 12 games going 2-for-22 (.091) with one RBI, two total bases, four runs, ten walks, one stolen bases, five walks, two caught stealing, .375 OBP, .091 SLG, and .466 OPS.

Yadel Marti (Cuban Free Agent-Licey) has made three starts posting a 1-1 record and 3.55 ERA.  He's allowed 14 hits, five earned runs, two walks, and struck out two over 12.2 innings.

Oneli Perez (Memphis Free Agent-Licey) has made eight relief appearances posting an 0-1 record, 3.38 ERA, and five saves.  He's allowed nine hits, four runs (three earned), one home run, two walks, and struck out four over eight innings.

Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis-Licey) has made two starts posting an 0-1 record and 5.68 ERA.  he's allowed six hits, four earned runs, hit one batter, walked three, and struck out five over 6.1 innings.

Alberto Castillo (Former St. Louis-Azucareros) has played in three games going 2-for-4 (.500) with one double, one RBI, three total bases, one strikeout, .500 OBP, .750 SLG, and 1.250 OPS.

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) has made six relief appearances posting a 1.13 ERA and five saves.  He's allowed five hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck out eight over eight innings.

 

Aguilas added a handful of players to the roster including former Springfield Cardinal Luis Perdomo: Aguilas Fan Site

Estrellas hired three players including two pitchers from the Chunichi Dragons: Estrellas Official Site

Robinson Cano (Yankees) said he will play with Estrellas if the team qualifies for the tournament: Estrellas Official Site

Eric Young Jr (Rockies) and Nerio Rodriguez (Former St. Louis) are expected to join Escogido within the next week: Escogido Official Site

Timo Perez and Oneli Perez were named top Licey players for the last week: Licey Official Site

 

No games Monday, Tuesday's games:

Gigantes (5-8) visits Escogido (8-5) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Licey (7-6) visits Estrellas (5-8) @ 8:00 PM AST - MacLane is slated to to start for Estrellas

Azucareros (9-4) visits Aguilas (5-8) @ 8:00 PM AST.

 

 

Colombian League

 

Chris Swauger (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) has played in six games going 4-for-19 (.211) with one home run, two RBIs, five total bases, three runs, five walks, one stolen base, three strikeouts, and .368 SLG.

Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) has played in six games going 10-for-31 (.323) with three RBIs, five runs, one stolen base, six strikeouts, and .323 SLG.

Adron Chambers (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) has played in six games going 6-for-25 (.240) with one double, one triple, five RBIs, five total bases, four runs, five walks, two stolen bases, four strikeouts, and .360 SLG.

Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) has played in six games going 10-for-24 (.417) with two doubles, one triple, one home run, one RBI, five runs, three walks, three strikeouts, and .708 SLG.

Jhon De Aguas (VSL-Monteria) has made two relief appearances posting a 4.29 ERA.  He's allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck out one over 2.1 innings.

Luis Orozco (GCL-Sincelejo) has made three relief appearances posting a 0.00 ERA.  He's allowed one hit, no runs, four walks, and struck out two over 3.1 innings.

 

No games Monday, Tuesday's games:

Monteria (3-5) visits Sincelejo (6-2)

Cartagena (4-4) visits Barranquilla (3-5)

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Gustavo Martinez (Former GCL-Managua) has made two relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and one save.  He's allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck out four over 5.1 innings.

 

Edgard Montiel (Former DSL-Granada) has played in five games going 2-for-7 (.286) with one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

 

No games Monday, Tuesday's games:

Chinandega (4-4) visits Granada (1-5)

Managua (3-3) visits Leon (6-2)

Round-up: El Nuevo Diario

 

 

Florida Winter Baseball League

 

Alex Castellanos (Palm Beach-Miami) has played in three games going 4-for-15 (.267) with two doubles, one RBI, three runs, six strikeouts, one error, .400 SLG, and .267 OBP.

 

Armando Carrasco (Former Quad Cites-Miami) has made two relief appearances posting a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA.  he's allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck out two over 2.2 innings.

Omar Javier (Former GCL-Miami) has made one relief appearance posting a 0.00 ERA and one save.  He's allowed two hits and no runs over two innings.

Brandon Garner (Former Palm Beach-Lake County) has made two relief appearances posting a 0.00 ERA.  He's allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, walked one, and struck out two over three innings.

Jameson Maj (Former Quad Cities-Lake County) has made one relief appearances posting a 0.00 ERA.  He's allowed no hits or runs, and struck out two over one inning.

Gerard Haran (Former GCL-Space Coast) has played in two games going 1-for-8 (.125) with one RBI, one stolen base, three strikeouts, .125 SLG, and .125 OBP.

 

No games Monday, Tuesday's games:

Space Coast (0-3) visits Lake County (3-0) @ 6:00 PM EST.

Miami (3-0) visits Seminole County (0-3) @ 6:30 PM EST.

 

 

Puerto Rican League (November 12)

 

Armando Rios (Former Memphis) is expecting to play for Gigantes de Carolina: Primera Hora

 

Miguel Negron (Former MLB Spring Invite) is expected to play for Lobos de Arecibo along with Bill Pulsipher: Primera Hora

 

Cangrejeros de Santurce will play in the 2009-10 winter season but still have no home field set.  Jose Valentin will remain the owner of the team. Primera Hora

 

John Rodriguez (Former St. Louis) is available to play for Gigantes de Carolina, but the team is already loaded with import players and he may not be added.  Yadier Molina (St. Louis) confirmed he will not be participating this winter. Gigantes de Carolina Blogspot 

 

  

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