On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ had yet another Camp Day during which their clubs faced each other on the back quad on the Roger Dean Stadium complex, named in memory of the late George Kissell.
Springfield and Palm Beach claimed wins on the day. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition remains 15-13-4.
Wednesday’s Player of the Day: Cuban native Amaury Cazana had another standout performance with three extra-base hits in three at-bats for Memphis.
Wednesday’s Pitcher of the Day: Left-hander Logan Billbrough, 22, fanned four in two scoreless innings for Palm Beach. The 2011 free agent signee had a 1.72 ERA in the regular season and a 2.25 playoff ERA for Johnson City last year.
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 Thursday, the Cardinals’ five minor league clubs will face their Miami Marlins counterparts for the final time of the spring. The games will be held on the Marlins side of 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.
Springfield 6, Memphis 4
|Joe Kelly||5||4||1||0||3||Plus one unearned run from our #18 prospect|
|Barrett Browning||1||0||0||0||0||LHR is Rule 5 addition from Angels|
|R.J. Swindle||1||1||0||0||1||Career 1.97 minors ERA is best in MiLB from 04-11|
|Adam Ottavino||0.1||3||3||Plus one unearned run – rough outing to say the least|
|Amaury Cazana||3||1||3||3||2||1||Extra-base power demonstrated|
|Pete Kozma||3||3||Perfect day|
|Mark Hamilton||2||2||.439 OBP for Memphis in 2011|
|Sam Tuivailala||2||1||Improved BA 75 points over 2010, but OBP flat|
|Chris Corrigan||2||1||0||1||Finished 15 games with two saves in 11 (QC + PB)|
|Nick Greenwood||1||3||1||1||Was part of Jake Westbrook – Ryan Ludwick trade|
|Adam Reifer||2||3||2||2||2||Back on the rollercoaster|
|Keith Butler||1||1||1||1||1||46 G pitched in 2011 ranked 7th in system|
|Jorge Rondon||1.2||1||0||1||33 walks against 30 strikeouts at Springfield in 11|
|Greg Garcia||4||1||2||1||1||Candidate for breakout player of the year|
|Xavier Scruggs||4||2||Hot hitter has five hits in two days|
|Jermaine Curtis||3||1||1||Had career-best year with bat at Springfield in 11|
|Audry Perez||3||1||1||Catcher has promise, but has been inconsistent|
|Gary Apelian||1||1||2||1||7 hits tops in 2011 Appy League playoffs|
Palm Beach 5, Quad Cities 1
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Dean Kiekhefer||2||1||0||1||Lefty had 0.90 ERA in 25 2nd half appearances in 11|
|Justin Wright||1.1||4||1||1||Career ERA is 0.90 so runs against him are rare|
|Travis Miller||2||1||0||1||Led 2011 NY-Penn League with seven holds|
|Logan Billbrough||2||1||0||4||9.77 baserunners/9 IP was #2 among Appy relievers|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Starlin Rodriguez||3||1||2||1||Our #27-ranked prospect|
|Travis Tartamella||2||1||1||1||1||Batted just .152 in 15 G Springfield intro in 2011|
|Jonathan Rodriguez||1||1||OPS of 1.112 in 2011 MWL playoffs|
|Vance Albitz||1||Added a sacrifice bunt|
|Quad Cities pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Ryan Sherriff||3||2||1||2||Two unearned runs|
|Iden Nazario||2||0||2||54 Ks in 44 1/3 IP, but also 29 BB|
|Robert Stock||2||2||1||1||Every outing will be closely analyzed|
|Yunier Castillo||2||3||1||1||1||Only nine official pro innings pitched to date|
|Quad Cities hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Roberto De La Cruz||3||2||Signed for $1.1 million in 2008|
|Juan Castillo||3||1||Has been in system since 2006|
|Virgil Hill||3||1||Batted .183 in 37 G Quad Cities tryout in 2011|
|Roberto Reyes||3||1||.237 average for Batavia last season|
|Matt Williams||2||1||.845 OPS for Johnson City champs in 2011|
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days.
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