Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 12/17/09

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

Mexican Pacific League

 

Andy Cavazos (Former St. Louis-Guasave) entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits and two earned runs. (g/f:0-1)

 

Fernando Salas (Memphis-Hermosillo) entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one home run. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

 

Hermosillo beat Guasave 4-3

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted third.  3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.

 

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play and one passed ball.

 

Mazatlan beat Obregon 7-3

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Dan Serafini (Former Memphis-Mexicali) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck out two.  (g/f:11-6)

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Mexicali) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He got both to fly out for the hold (5).

 

Alberto Castillo (Former MLB Spring Invite-Mochis) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks (one intentional), hit one batter, and struck out four.  (g/f:14-5)

 

Mochis beat Mexicali 4-3

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Reid Gorecki (Former Springfield-Navojoa) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two strikeouts, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

 

Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) started at third base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

 

Culiacan beat Navojoa 4-3

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Thursday's Games:

Guasave visits Hermosillo @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mazatlan visits Obregon @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mexicali visits Mochis @ 7:30 PM MST.

Navojoa visits Culiacan @ 7:30 PM MST.

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one intentional walk.  (g/f:3-0)

 

Marcos Rodriguez (Former Palm Beach-Caribes) entered in the tenth at first base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Pedro Rodriguez (MiLB Signing-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (4). (g/f:0-1)

 

Caracas beat Caribes 11-6 in 12 innings

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Jolbert Cabrera (Former Memphis-Lara) started in center and moved to right field, batting leadoff.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.

 

Lara beat Aragua 6-5

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

 

La Guaira beat Margarita 5-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Lara's general manager commented on a boiling situation between the team and Cesar Izturis (Former St. Louis): Comandante del Beisbol

A look at Kelvim Escobar's (Angels Free Agent) workout: Comandante del Beisbol

 

Thursday's Games:

Caracas visits La Guaira @ 7:30 PM VST.

Magallanes visits Zulia @ 7:30 PM VST.

Margarita visits Lara @ 7:30 PM VST.

Caribes visits Aragua @ 7:30 PM VST.

 

 

Venezulean Parallel League

 

Jonathan Gonzalez (Quad Cities-Zulia) entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hitsa or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck out three.  (g/f:0-2)

 

Zulia beat Seattle 6-5

 

Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities-Aragua) 1-for-3 with one run, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.

 

Magallanes beat Aragua 7-5

 

Osmir Medina (VSL-Lara) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with two walks.

 

Pittsburgh beat Lara 3-0

 

 

Dominican League

 

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and one throwing error.

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Licey) entered in the eighth in left field.

 

Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) started at third base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one run and one walk.

Julian Tavarez (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)

 

Aguilas beat Licey 13-1

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started at third base and batted ninth.  2-for-2 with one double, three two-out RBIs, and one walk.

Ricardo Rodriguez (Former Memphis-Escogido) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (g/f:1-1)

 

Escogido beat Estrellas 6-0 - Escogido qualified for the round robin with this win.

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Gigantes beat Azucareros 4-1

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Escogido signed Bryan Pena (Royals) to play for the team at some point during the winter: Escogido Official Site

 

No games Thursday, Friday's games:

Aguilas visits Escogido @ 7:30 PM AST.

Estrellas visits Gigantes @ 7:30 PM AST.

Licey visits Azucareros @ 7:30 PM AST.

 

 

Colombian League

 

Cartagena swept the doubleheader over Barranquilla 6-1 in game one and 3-2 in game two: Team Renteria Post Game

Adron Chambers (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) returned to action and hit a solo home run in the first game.

 

Sincelejo swept the doubleheader over Monteria 9-4 in game one and 6-4 in game two.

Luis Orozco (GCL-Sincelejo) picked up the winning decision in the first game.

 

El Heraldo Post Game

 

Thursday's Games:

Cartagena (19-23) visits Barranquilla (22-20)

Sincelejo (23-20) visits Monteria (21-22)

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Granada beat Managua 7-3: La Prensa Post Game and El Nuevo Diario Post Game

Chinandega beat Leon 7-2: La Prensa Post Game and El Nuevo Diario Post Game

LNBP Official Site Post Game

 

Thursday's Games:

Leon (20-17) visits Chinandega (16-20)

Granada (20-17) visits Managua (17-19)

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Mike Maroth (Former St. Louis-Mayaguez) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, struck out three, and picked one runner off for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:7-6)

 

Mayaguez beat Caguas 7-3

 

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.

 

D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis-Arecibo) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk and one throwing error.

Bill Pulsipher (Former St. Louis-Arecibo) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, and struck out five for the winning decision (1-4). (g/f:8-4)

 

Arecibo beat Ponce 8-1

 

Primera Hora Post Game

 

Thursday's Games:

Carolina (13-11) visits Caguas (8-15) @ 7:15 PM AST.

Ponce (10-14) visits Mayaguez (11-13) @ 7:15 PM AST.

 

 

International Market Place

 

The Seattle Mariners signed 19-year old shortstop Pedro Okuda, who was born in Brazil but was attending a high school in Japan: Mariners Official Site

Video of Okuda drilling a home run to straight away center: You Tube

Prospect Insider posted that Okuda didn't really 'wow' any teams prior to his signing: Twitter

 

 

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