On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ five minor league spring training clubs entertained their Miami Marlins counterparts on the Cardinals side of the Roger Dean Stadium complex.
The home cooking was good as Memphis and both the Quad Cities clubs were victorious. Springfield took a defeat while Palm Beach held its Jupiter regular-season neighbor and opponent to a draw. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition is now 15-13-4.
Tuesday’s Player of the Day: Forget about his popular weekly blog at The Cardinal Nation. First baseman Xavier Scruggs can hit! After 21 home runs last season for Palm Beach, the 24-year-old launched three over the fence for Springfield on Tuesday, plating four runs.
Tuesday’s Pitcher of the Day: Few know or remember that right-hander Sam Gaviglio was the highest-drafted pitcher by the Cardinals last June (fifth round). On this day, the Oregon State product allowed just one walk over four innings of work for Quad Cities Red.
As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch is sharing game stats with this site and several others with interest in Cardinals prospects. As always, the raw numbers are his, but the comments mine.
On Wednesday, the Cardinals have yet another Camp Day during which their clubs will face each other on the back quad on the Roger Dean Stadium complex.
The Cardinal Nation subscribers can check out the full minor league schedule and spring training working rosters. The entire system view by level and position is available via the Roster Matrix, right here at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
Memphis 4, New Orleans 3
|Jaime Garcia||6+||4||1||0||7||One unearned run – pitched to keep on schedule|
|Eduardo Sanchez||1||0||2||Should be back in St. Louis very soon|
|Chuckie Fick||1||1||1||1||Added to 40-man roster over winter|
|Steven Hill||3||2||The return of “Country Fried”!|
|Mark Hamilton||4||1||2||1||1||Memphis needs both to replace Stavi and Brown|
|Pete Kozma||1||Sacrifice fly|
|Jaime Garcia||2||1||He can hit as well as pitch!|
Jacksonville 10, Springfield 7
|John Gast||5||6||4||1||3||2011 spring camp phenom cut quickly in 2012|
|Kevin Thomas||1.2||5||3||3||6.44 ERA with Springfield last season|
|Eric Fornataro||1.2||4||4||2||Ranked 10th in 2011 FSL with 3.67 ERA|
|Xavier Scruggs||3||4||3||One to RF, one to LF, one to RC|
|Greg Garcia||4||3||3||1||Overlooked hitter was 6th in system in OBP in 11|
|Kolten Wong||2||2||2||2011 1st rounder continues to live up to billing|
Palm Beach 3, Jupiter 3
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Zack Russell||4||3||1||4||Also one unearned run for Zack with a “k”|
|Aidan Lucas||2||1||0||2||1||Check to see if others spell Aidan with two “A’s”|
|Chase Reid||2||0||0||1||2||2.28 PB ERA, 3.91 ERA with Springfield in 2011|
|Danny Miranda||2||0||0||0||2||Was 8th round pick in 2011 from Miami|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Jonathan Rodriguez||4||1||2||1||1||Missed our top 40, but keeps on hitting|
|Chris Edmondson||3||2||2||31 doubles last season tied for #2 in system|
|Packy Elkins||1||2||1||.364 career OBP|
|Luis De La Cruz||2||1||1||More playing time due to Stanley suspension?|
Quad Cities (Red) 5, Greensboro 0
|Quad Cities Red pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Sam Gaviglio||4||0||0||1||2||Only threw 4 innings for Batavia in 11 after signing late|
|Jose Pasen||2||1||0||1||4th fewest baserunners/9 IP in 2011 Appy Lg at 11.57|
|Ryan Copeland||1||1||0||LHP fanned 82 in 82 IP for Quad Cities last summer|
|Quad Cities Red hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Roberto De La Cruz||4||2||1||1||To play corner infield and some outfield, too?|
|Colin Walsh||4||1||2||1||1||13th rounder in 2010 from Stanford|
|Adam Lewis||3||2||1||Tryout catcher|
|Matt Williams||3||1||1||20-for-22 in steals for JC in 2011|
|Virgil Hill||2||Productive outs – sac fly and RBI ground out|
Quad Cities (White) 9, Jamestown 3
|Quad Cities White pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Dail Villanueva||3.2||6||3||1||4||3.64 ERA in 47 IP in GCL last season|
|Ramon Ulacio||2||1||1||2.93 GCL ERA was 9th in the league in 2011|
|Ethan Cole||2||1||3||Free agent signed last August|
|Heath Wyatt||1||1||2||3rd in 2011 Appy League with eight saves|
|Quad Cities White hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Gary Apelian||3||1||2||4||1||.502 slugging percentage in 11 was 8th in system|
|Casey Rasmus||2||1||2||1||2||Big day for Colby’s little brother|
|David Washington||2||1||1||2||1||.992 fielding percentage lead Appy 1B last season|
|Jeremy Patton||5||1||2||.825 OPS for Batavia in rookie year|
|Breyvic Valera||4||1||1||.311 BA last season was 5th-highest in system|
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days.