On Friday, the Cardinals’ two lower-level clubs, Palm Beach and Quad Cities, traveled to the New York Mets’ home at Port St. Lucie while Memphis and Springfield remained home at the Roger Dean Stadium complex to face the Mets’ Triple-A and Double-A clubs.
It was the Cardinals first sweep of the spring as all four clubs claimed wins on the day. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition improved to 21-16-4.
Friday’s Player of the Day: Springfield’s Xavier Scruggs had seven total bases with a triple and home run in three at-bats, plated three and even added a walk. The right-handed slugger has 62 home runs in four pro seasons, but just five triples.
Friday’s Pitcher of the Day: Springfield’s Seth Maness yielded four hits and no walks in five shutout innings. The right-hander was a New York-Penn League All-Star, then pitched for Palm Beach and Quad Cities last season, his first as a professional.
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 Saturday, the Cardinals have yet another camp day, their sixth of the spring. Memphis will face Springfield while Palm Beach and Quad Cities will match up on the George Kissell Quad behind Roger Dean.
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 2, Buffalo 1
|Nick Additon||4.1||1||0||4||5||5th in system with 128 Ks last season|
|Jess Todd||2.2||3||0||0||4||One unearned run|
|Barrett Browning||1||0||0||1||2||LHR Rule 5 addition from Angels|
|R.J. Swindle||1||1||1||Former Tampa Bay lefty|
|Zack Cox||3||2||Has to be happy for Matt Carpenter and himself|
|Pete Kozma||4||2||May be second base starter|
|Mark Hamilton||1||1||1||1||1||Will be playing in outfield in 2012|
|Chris Swauger||1||1||2-out go-ahead RBI double in the 7th|
Springfield 4, Binghamton 2
|Seth Maness||5||4||0||0||2||Moved quickly in 2011 rookie year|
|Kevin Thomas||2||1||0||2||One unearned run|
|Jorge Rondon||1||1||1||1||57:46 K:BB ratio in 11 bet. PB and Spr|
|Eric Fornataro||1||1||0||1||5th in system in IP last season (144.2)|
|Xavier Scruggs||3||1||2||3||1||1||1||Check out his blog all about his bats|
|Niko Vasquez||3||1||2||2||Batted just .226 last year bet. PB and Springfield|
|Adam Melker||4||2||1||Then went over to MLB game and doubled again|
|Kenny Peoples-Walls||1||1||1||1||4th rounder in 2011 began with GCL|
Palm Beach 9, St. Lucie 2
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Seth Blair||5||5||2||2||3||Looking to put behind inconsistent 2011|
|Aidan Lucas||2||2||0||2||One of my unheralded pitchers to watch|
|Heath Wyatt||2||0||0||1||1||3rd in Appy League with eight saves in 11|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Geoff Klein||2||2||4||1||1||Strong Player of the Day contender|
|Luis De La Cruz||2||1||Two-run blast|
|Jeremy Patton||4||2||1||38th-rounder had strong rookie year with Batavia|
|Starlin Rodriguez||3||2||1||1||2B is our #27-ranked Cards prospect|
Quad Cities 6, Savannah 4
|Quad Cities pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Tyrell Jenkins||4||7||4||1||4||Our #8 Cardinals prospect for 2012|
|Ricky Martinez||2||0||0||0||1||Career 3.03 ERA in two seasons|
|Robert Revesz||1||0||0||0||0||LHP missed entire 2011 season|
|Cody Springer||1||0||0||0||0||Free agent signee – Southern Arkansas|
|Ethan Cole||1||0||0||0||1||Only threw 10 2/3 innings in Batavia debut|
|Quad Cities hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Matt Williams||3||3||1||1||Did not hit into a double play the entire 2011 season|
|Roberto Reyes||2||1||3||1||Very productive day at the plate|
|Jesus Montero||3||2||C batted .276 for Johnson City last year|
|David Medina||3||2||2||2||7th in system with .382 OBP in 2011|
|Tyler Rahmatulla||3||1||Having nice spring|
|Anthony Garcia||3||1||1||1||Ranked #22 on our top 40 prospect list|
|Roberto De La Cruz||1||3B will see time at 1B and in OF in 2012|
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days. Today’s addition is a 25-minute in-depth interview with John Vuch.