Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 12/01/09

Josh Dew is the player of the day in our daily report on Cardinals prospects past and present in winter ball.

Mexican Pacific League

 

Fernando Salas (Memphis-Hermosillo) has made seven relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 5.40 ERA, and two holds.  He's allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, two walks, and struck out four over 3.1 innings.

 

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon/Mexicali) has made 26 relief appearances posting a 3-1 record, 2.7 ERA, one save, and three holds.  He's allowed 27 hits, eight runs (seven earned), hit four batters, walked seven, and struck out 17 over 29 innings.

Andy Cavazos (Former St. Louis-Guasave) has made 13 relief appearances posting a 2-1 record, 10.03 ERA, and two holds.  He's allowed 21 hits, 15 runs (13 earned), one home run, 13 walks, and struck out 18 over 11.2 innings.

Alberto Castillo (Former MLB Spring Invite-Mochis) has made three appearances (one start) posting an 0-1 record and 1.50 ERA.  He's allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, hit one batter, walked three, and struck out eight over six innings.

Reid Gorecki (Former Springfield-Navojoa) has played in 30 games going 29-for-106 (.274) with two doubles, two triples, four home runs, 18 RBIs, 47 total bases, 22 runs, 15 walks, 12 stolen bases, 19 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .370 OBP, .443 SLG, and .813 OPS.

Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) has played in 36 games going 44-for-138 (.319) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs, 11 RBIs, 58 total bases, 36 runs, 26 walks, 21 stolen bases, 21 strikeouts, two caught stealing, .431 OBP, .420 SLG, and .851 OPS.

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) has played in 11 games going 6-for-37 (.162) with five RBIs, six total bases, three runs, eight walks, five strikeouts, .304 OBP, .162 SLG, and .467 OPS.

 

Tuesday's Games:

Guasave (5-4) visits Navojoa (3-6) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Obregon (4-5) visits Mochis (5-4) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Culiacan (6-3) visits Mexicali (4-5) @ 7:00 PM PST.

Hermosillo (6-3) visits Mazatlan (3-6) @ 8:00 PM MST.

 

 

Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico)

 

Francisco Rivera (Palm Beach-San Andres) has played in 15 games going 14-for-45 (.311) with three doubles, three RBIs, seven runs, three walks, three strikeouts, .378 SLG, and .347 OBA.

 

Joe Rogers (Former Memphis-Cosamaloapan) has a 4-2 record, 2.18 ERA, and two complete games.  He's allowed 43 hits, 14 runs (11 earned), 11 walks, hit one batter, and struck out 22 over 45.1 innings.

Kit Pellow (Former Memphis-San Andres) has played in ten games going 9-for-35 (.257) with three doubles, three RBIs, five runs, eight walks, seven strikeouts, .343 SLG, and .409 OBA.

Alexander Castellano (Former DSL-Cordoba) has a 1-3 record and 8.82 ERA.  He's allowed 26 hits, 18 runs (16 earned), nine walks, hit two batters, and struck out 11 over 16.1 innings.

Ivan Bellazetin (Former MiLB Spring Invite-Xalapa) has played in eight games going 5-for-13 (.385) with one triple, three RBIs, four runs, two walks, one strikeout, .538 SLG, and .467 OBA.

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Pedro Rodriguez (MiLB Signing-Caribes) has made 18 relief appearances posting a 4-2 record, 2.92 ERA, and three holds.  He's allowed 23 hits, eight earned runs, two home runs, hit three batters, walked five, and struck out 23 over 24.2 innings.

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) has played in 17 games going 12-for-52 (.231) with one double, four RBIs, 13 total bases, six runs, five walks, one stolen base, nine strikeouts, one caught stealing, .310 OBP, .250 SLG, and .560 OPS.

Jose Rada (Johnson City-Aragua) has made 16 relief appearances posting a 1-2 record, 3.18 ERA, and three holds.  He's allowed 14 hits, seven runs (six earned), one home run, hit three batters, walked six, and struck out 16 over 17 innings.

 

Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) has played in 33 games going 29-for-89 (326) with four doubles, three home runs, 17 RBIs, 42 total bases, 14 runs, 11 walks, three stolen bases, 15 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .434 OBP, .472 SLG, and .906 OPS.

Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) has made 20 relief appearances posting a 1-1 record, 4.91 ERA, and four holds.  He's allowed 16 hits, eight earned runs, ten walks, and struck out 19 over 14.2 innings.

Vladimir Nunez (Former Memphis-Lara) has made two starts posting an 0-1 record and 6.14 ERA.  He's allowed nine hits, five earned runs, seven walks, and struck out seven over 7.1 innings.

Marcos Rodriguez (Former Palm Beach-Caribes) has played in 29 games going 13-for-51 (.255) with two doubles, one home run, eight RBIs, 18 total bases, eight runs, three walks, 14 strikeouts, .286 OBP, .353 SLG, and .639 OPS.

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) has made 18 relief appearances posting a 3-0 record and 2.01 ERA.  He's allowed 21 hits, five earned runs, one home run, hit three batters, walked seven, and struck out 23 over 22.1 innings.

 

Vladimir Nunez (Former Memphis) skipped his turn in the rotation on Sunday due to a sore back, Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis) will make one more start in the Parallel League before a decision to add him to the roster is made, and Jolbert Cabrera will be joining the team: Lara Official Site

 

No games Tuesday: As previously mentioned earlier...the All-Star game between Venezuela and Colombia was canceled due to violence across the border between the two countries.

 

Wednesday's games:

La Guaira (21-24) visits Caribes (15-30) @ 7:15 PM VST.

Aragua (19-25) visits Zulia (24-21) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Margarita (22-23) visits Magallanes (30-14) @ 7:30 PM VST.

 

 

Venezulean Parallel League

 

Sunday's Results:

 

Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Lara) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, threw three wild pitches, and struck out five.

 

Lara beat Seattle 10-4 (no boxscore posted)

 

Monday's Results:

 

Ildemaro Vargas (VSL-Caribes) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and took over right field, batting sixth. One RBI, one sac fly, and one stolen base.


Caribes beat Leones 5-4

 

Ted Obregon (Johnson City) started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one hit by pitch.

Alexander Castellano (VSL) entered late in the game in left field and batted second.  0-for-1 with two walks, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Cesar Valera (GCL) started at shortstop and batted third.  2-for-4 with one walk.

Gerwuins Velazco (VSL) started at catcher and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one error, allowed one stolen base, and threw out three runners.

Gerardo Mambell (GCL) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double.

Tharick Martines (VSL) started in left field and moved to center, batting eighth.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Ronnierd Garcia (MiLB Signing) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter, batting ninth.  1-for-1 with one run.

Ramon Ulacio (VSL) entered in the fourth and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck out four. (g/f:2-1)

Jhoan Villegas (MiLB Tryout) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk. (g/f:1-1)

Jonathan Escudero (MiLB Signing) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out. (g/f:1-0)

 

Tampa Bay beat St. Louis 3-2

 

 

Dominican League

 

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck out one for the save (12). (ir-s:1-0)

 

Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Estrellas) started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with three RBIs, one sac fly, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.

Tony Cruz (Springfield-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one walk, grounded into one double play, and one passed ball.

 

Azucareros beat Estrellas 8-6

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Tony Pena (Former St. Louis) talks about getting the promotion as the new manager of Aguilas: Listin Diario

Michael Barrett (Blue Jays Free Agent-Gigantes) talks about getting healthy and hoping to return to the majors: Primera Hora

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Rangers) arrived in the Dominican on Monday and is expected to be activated by Azucareros for Tuesday: Azucareros Official Site

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis) is expected to make his debut tonight for Licey: Licey Official Site

 

Tuesday's Games:

Licey (21-14) visits Gigantes (17-18) @ 7:30 PM AST - Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis) set to start for Licey.

Azucareros (19-16) visits Escogido (21-14) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Aguilas (16-19) visits Estrellas (12-23) @ 8:00 PM AST.

 

 

Colombian League

 

Chris Swauger (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) has played in 31 games going 37-for-109 (.339) with four doubles, two riples, three home runs, 16 RBIs, 25 runs, 13 walks, one stolen base, 12 strikeouts, and .495 SLG.

Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) has played in 25 games going 27-for-103 (.330) with four doubles, three home runs, 15 RBIs, 19 runs, three walks, five stolen bases, 17 strikeouts, and .456 SLG.

Adron Chambers (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) has played in 30 games going 34-for-120 (.392) with seven doubles, six triples, 17 RBIs, 25 runs, 20 walks, seven stolen bases, 18 strikeouts, and .550 SLG.

Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) has played in 31 games going 40-for-115 (.348) with ten doubles, two triples, four home runs, 24 RBIs, 19 runs, 13 walks, 16 strikeouts, and .574 SLG.

John DeAguas (VSL-Monteria) has made five relief appearances posting a 0-0 record and 5.9 ERA.  He's allowed eight hits, three earned runs, five walks, and struck out four over 5.1 innings.

Luis Orozco (GCL-Sincelejo) has made 13 relief appearances posting a 2-2 record, 2.96 ERA, and one save.  He's allowed 13 hits, seven runs (five earned), hit two batters, walked ten, and struck out 13 over 15.2 innings.

 

Javier Colina (Former Memphis-Monteria) has played in 17 games going 20-for-66 (.303) with eight doubles, one home run, 14 RBIs, 17 runs, five walks, one stolen base, seven strikeouts, and .470 SLG.

Carlos Pupo (Former Quad Cities-Sincelejo) has played in four games going 5-for-11 (.455) with one double, three RBIs, four runs, two walks, two strikeouts, and .545 SLG.

 

Tuesday's Games:

Sincelejo (18-14) visits Barranquilla (17-14)

Monteria (14-17) visits Cartagena (13-17)

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Gustavo Martinez (Former GCL-Managua) has a 1-2 record, 1.08 ERA, and six saves.  He's allowed 12 hits, two earned runs, seven walks, and struck out 15 over 16.2 innings.

Edgard Montiel (Former DSL-Granada) has played in 17 games going 3-for-15 (.200) with two RBIs, two runs, one walk, and four strikeouts.

 

Tuesday's Games:

Chinandega (12-13) visits Granada (14-13)

Managua (11-14) visits Leon (15-12)

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one run.

Danilo Sanchez (Former Springfield-Escogido) started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and allowed one stolen base.

Matt Perisho (Former Memphis-Escogido) entered in the fifth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed two hits and no runs.

Ricardo Rodriguez (Former Memphis-Escogido) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He induced two ground outs and held the batters loaded.

 

Miguel Negron (Former MLB Spring Invite-Arecibo) started in left field and batted second.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one sacrifice, and one stolen base.

 

Arecibo beat Escogido 4-2

Listin Diario Post Game and Primera Hora Post Game

 

Josh Dew (Springfield-Caguas) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck out two. (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-0)

 

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one strikeout.

Pete Parise (Memphis-Ponce) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (1). (g/f:3-3)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Ponce beat Caguas 5-3

PRWL Blogspot

 

Carolina @ Mayaguez was postponed due to rain: Boxscore

 

Tuesday's Games:

Carolina visits Caguas @ 7:15 PM AST.

Ponce visits Mayaguez @ 7:15 PM AST.

 

 

International Market Place

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 43 international players so far in 2009: By Gosh, It's Langosch

    

 

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