Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/14/10

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

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs


Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) started at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 at the plate.


Hermosillo beat Culiacan 4-2

LMP Official Site Post Game


Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started as catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.


Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one walk and one fielding error.


Mazatlan beat Obregon 7-0

LMP Official Site Post Game


No games Thursday, Friday's games:

Hermosillo (2-0) visits Culiacan (0-2) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mazatlan (2-0) visits Obregon (0-2) @ 8:30 PM MST.



Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico) Playoffs


Francisco Rivera (Palm Beach), Kit Pellow (Former Memphis), and San Andres beat Ivan Bellazetin (Former MiLB Spring Invite) and Xalapa 8-6.


Thursday's Game:

San Andres (2-2) visits Xalapa (2-2) @ 7:00 PM MST.



Venezulean League Round Robin


Magallanes beat Zulia 4-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk for the hold (1). (g/f:1-4)


La Guaira beat Margarita 6-5

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Brad Snyder (Cubs) has signed on to play for Magallanes, he played in the Mexican Pacific League with Mexicali: Comandante del Beisbol


Edgar Lizarraga (Yucatan-Mexicali) and Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Licey/Navojoa) have signed on to play for La Guaira: Comandante del Beisbol


Thursday's Games:

La Guaira (6-5) visits Magallanes (9-3) @ 6:30 PM VST.

Caracas (7-5) visits Zulia (3-8) @ 6:30 PM VST.



Dominican League Round Robin


Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk. (g/f:1-2)


Azucareros beat Gigantes 6-1

Listin Diario Post Game


Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI.


Escogido beat Licey 3-1

Listin Diario Post Game


Miguel Tejada (Astros Free Agent-Aguilas) is sending supplies to Haiti for the aftermath of the earthquake: Listin Diario


Thursday's Games:

Escogido (8-7) visits Licey (6-9) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Azucareros (6-9) visits Gigantes (10-5) @ 7:30 PM AST.



Colombian League Round Robin


Barranquilla beat Sincelejo 11-8 in 11 innings.

Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) drove in Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla).

Solano also had an error.

Carlos Pupo (Former Quad Cities-Sincelejo) hit a game-tying home run and sent it into extras.

Adron Chambers (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) hit a game-winning three run shot.

El Heraldo Post Game


Thursday's Game:

Barranquilla (4-3) visits Monteria (3-4)



Nicaraguan League Championship


Regular Season Stats:


Gustavo Martinez (Former GCL-Managua) finished with a 2-3 record, 0.73 ERA, and nine saves (league leader).  He allowed 24 hits, nine runs (two earned), nine walks, and struck out 23 over 24.2 innings.


Edgard Montiel (Former DSL-Granada) played in 25 games going 5-for-20 (.250) with four RBIs, three runs, one walk, four strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and committed one error.


Vicente Padilla (Dodgers Free Agent) has said he would like to play alongside Albert Pujols (St. Louis), but the St. Louis Cardinals are not offering the two-year deal he wants.  La Prensa


Friday's Game:

Granada (30-24) visits Leon (29-24)



Puerto Rican League


Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Ruben Gotay (MiLB Signing-Carolina) started at second base and batted second.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.


Carolina beat Ponce 8-7


Johnny Hernandez (Former Palm Beach-Mayaguez) started in left field and batted fifth.  3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and one stolen base.

Antonio DeJesus (Springfield-Mayaguez) started in centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Hector Hernandez (GCL-Mayaguez) entered in the fourth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs. (g/f:0-5)


Caguas beat Mayaguez 8-3

Primera Hora Post Game


Thursday's Game:

Carolina (21-20) visits Arecibo (25-14) @ 7:15 PM AST.



International Market Place


Reds MLB beat writer Mark Sheldon takes a look at how the Cincinnati Reds have made a change in strategy to sign prospects outside of the United States: Reds Official Site



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