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Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29/13

On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor leaguers faced the Mets clubs for the final time this spring. The Cards’ two upper level clubs traveled to Port St. Lucie. Palm Beach and Peoria welcomed New York’s two Class-A clubs to Jupiter.

Memphis and Peoria won and Palm Beach tied. Springfield was shut out. After the 2-1-1 day, the Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition is now 23-19-7.

As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch is sharing game stats. As always, the raw numbers are his, but the comments and players of the day are mine.

Friday’s Pitcher of the Day: Tyrell Jenkins (pictured), starting for Peoria, threw five innings. The tall and slender right-hander yielded just two hits and one earned run. Jenkins walked one and fanned two.

Friday’s Player of the Day: Peoria’s Patrick Wisdom repeats his selection from Thursday. On this day, the third baseman had a double and a three-run home run in four at-bats. Wisdom scored twice.

Among the minor leaguers getting time in the major league game on Friday were pitcher Ramon Delgado, outfielder Chad Huffman and third baseman Jermaine Curtis. Delgado is just the third non-invitee to take the mound for St. Louis this spring. The right-hander fanned three on his way to two perfect innings to close out the Cardinals loss to the Mets.

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Memphis (10-5-1) 4, Las Vegas 3

Memphis stats

Memphis pitching IP H ER BB K Notes Memphis hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Nick Greenwood 1 0 0 0 0 Lefty trying to get into the MLB picture Carson Kelly 5 2 2 1 Also had the chance to play in three games with StL
Victor Marte 2 0 1 1 Was the Memphis closer in 2012 Brett Wiley 4 2 .829 OPS in 2012 between GCL and QC
Eduardo Sanchez 1 2 0 1 Apparently no walks = positive outing Kolten Wong 2 2 1 #6 Cards prospect has played well since coming down
Sam Freeman 1 1 1 1 Still would been best LHR outing in StL Friday Steven Ramos 4 1 2 1 1 Had three triples in each of his three pro seasons to date
Heath Wyatt 1 1 0 Ronald Castillo 1 1 1 1 Solo home run
Jose Almarante 1 3 2 1 Seems to have pitched over level a lot this spring

Binghamton 8, Springfield (6-7-3) 0

Springfield stats

Springfield pitching IP H ER BB K Notes Springfield hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Richard Castillo 5 7 5 1 1 Starred in WBC, but some rough outings since Chris Edmondson 3 3 10th in the system with 119 hits last year
Iden Nazario 2 2 2 2 Plus one unearned run Tommy Pham 3 1 Played in just 12 games last season
Justin Wright 1 0 0 0 0 Lefty pitched in 2011 Arizona Fall League Mike O’Neill 3 1 1 .359 batting average led system in 2012
Neal Pritchard 1

Palm Beach (8-4-3) 4, St. Lucie 4

Palm Beach stats

Palm Beach pitching IP H ER BB K Notes Palm Beach hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Kyle Helisek 3 4 1 3 3 3.42 ERA with Batavia last season Cody Stanley 2 1 1 2 1 Two-run blast
Lee Stoppelman 2 3 1 1 1 12.84 strikeouts per 9 innings was #2 in system in 2012 Matt Williams 2 1 1 1 Five triples at QC last season tied for 4th in system
Jonathan Cornelius 2 2 2 2 3 10.17 strikeouts per 9 innings was #8 in system in 2012 Ronny Gil 3 1 Always had the glove
Jhonny Polanco 2 0 2 3 38 strikeouts in 33 GCL innings last season Stephen Piscotty 3 1 Moved from 3B to OF this spring
Jonathan Rodriguez 3 1 1
Anthony Garcia 1 1 Relatively quiet spring from our #9 Cardinals prospect

Peoria (5-9-1) 6, Savannah 2

Peoria stats

Peoria pitching IP H ER BB K Notes Peoria hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Tyrell Jenkins 5 2 1 1 2 Pitcher of the Day is our #8 Cardinals prospect David Washington 4 1 3 2 1 Two-run shot adds to strong spring
Corey Baker 2 3 1 2 2 2nd lowest BB rate in 2012 NYPL = 0.96 / 9 innings Patrick Wisdom 4 2 2 3 1 1 Three-run blast means repeat Player of the Day
Luis Perdomo 1 0 2 240 AB last system w/o HR allowed = system best Jordan Walton 4 2 2 1 .579 OPS last season between Batavia and QC
Jeff Rauh 1 1 0 Michael Swinson 1 1
Nick Martini 1
Alex Mejia 1

On Saturday, the Cardinals will face the Marlins clubs for the final time this spring. It will also be the last day for external competition in Florida. The games will be held on the Miami side of the Jupiter complex.

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14 Responses to “Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29/13”

  1. DT-Flush says:

    Nice outing for Jenkins hopefully he is 100% healthy and will start out in Palm Beach this year. Palm Beach being an advanced pitchers league, Jenkins could easily log a strong amount of innings if he can stay consistent enough on the mound start by start.

    • Brian Walton says:

      Yes, it is great to see Jenkins among the Players of the Day. No better time in spring training to build some momentum than the end. He told me earlier in camp that his goal this season is to make every start. If he can do that, this year could be his turning point.

      Also, welcome!

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    If Peoria has David Washington and Patrick Wisdom on this years squad, they should score some runs.

  3. ArRedbird says:

    Kary Booher (Springfield News-Leader) tweets that OF Chris Edmondson has been released.

  4. blingboy says:

    I was happy to read that MM will be willing to move slumping sacred cows out of their spot in the lineup. Its been a source of frustration for years. Last year the Arte’s found out how many games you can lose waiting for your #3 hitter to hit.

  5. blingboy says:

    Any word how Shelby did today?

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