Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Tuesday, March 25. Dodging raindrops, the Cardinals’ five clubs played on the Marlins side of the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter.
Memphis tied, while the other four clubs – Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria and State College – all won. The Cardinals’ clubs collective mark versus external competition this spring is 17-9-5 with their overall record 24-16-9.
In 2014, Cardinals baseball operations assistant Tony Ferreira is sharing highlights from minor league spring training contests. As always, the raw data is his, but the comments and awards are mine. Unfortunately, while all pitchers are accounted for, only some of the top hitters’ data is shared.
When players are members of The Cardinal Nation Top 40 for 2014, their rankings are noted (TCN).
Tuesday’s hitter of the day: It is easy to continue with Rowan Wick (pictured) as Player of the Day again. After all, two extra-base hits, a double and a triple, and a walk is even more impressive than his Monday results. Unfortunately, his State College teammate Richie Pedroza just fell short with two singles, a double and a walk.
Tuesday’s pitcher of the day: Perhaps his start with State College means Chase Brookshire is going to remain behind in extended spring training. If so, it did not deter the 23-year-old left-hander. His perfect four innings with seven strikeouts is the top performance by any Cardinals pitcher this spring.
The entire system view by level and position as last season ended is available via the Roster Matrix, free, right here at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
Memphis (3-4-4) 0 at New Orleans 0
|Memphis pitching||TCN||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Memphis hitting||Pos||TCN||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||K||Notes|
|Tim Cooney||#12||4.0||2||1||4||Strongest outing of spring||Tommy Pham||LF||#23||3||2||Several chances to hit for StL this spring|
|Eric Fornataro||#39||2.0||1||1||Impressive to go multiple innings||Joey Butler||RF||1||1||1||Fighting for his 40-man spot|
|Lee Stoppelman||#18||0.2||2||1||Three runners; just two outs|
|Heath Wyatt||0.1||Relief for the reliever|
Springfield (8-1-2) 5 at Jacksonville 3
|Springfield pitching||TCN||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Springfield hitting||Pos||TCN||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||K||Notes|
|Seth Blair||#37||3.0||4||3||3||3||Seems destined for AA return||Aledmys Diaz||DH||2||1||1||1||Will be most-closely watched AA player|
|Aidan Lucas||2.0||2||Getting back into form||Cody Stanley||C||2||1||1||1||Recapturing career mo lost 2 years ago|
|Iden Nazario||1.0||Last two years at Palm Beach|
Palm Beach (5-5-1) 2 at Jupiter 0
|Palm Beach pitching||TCN||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Palm Beach hitting||Pos||TCN||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||K||Notes|
|Cory Jones||#14||3.0||1||4||Crime he isn’t Pitcher of Day||Breyvic Valera||2B||#31||3||1||3||Likely among highest average this spring|
|Anthony Ferrara||3.0||2||2||Lefty made 20 starts in AA in ’13||Casey Rasmus||C||3||1||1||1||Catcher has 4 triples in 3 seasons|
|Joe Scanio||1.1||2||Posted 3.95 ERA at Peoria in ’13|
Peoria (6-5) 2 at Greensboro 1
|Peoria pitching||TCN||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria hitting||Pos||TCN||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||K||Notes|
|Alex Reyes||#7||4.0||4||2||3||Ready for jump from rookie ball?||Mason Katz||2B||4||1||2||1||4th-rounder in 2013 from LSU|
|Kevin Herget||2.0||1||3||Just 1.4 BB / 9 IP last summer||Carson Kelly||C||#9||4||2||Learning catching not hurting his hitting|
|Nick Lomascolo||1.0||1||1||12.5 K / 9 IP at JC in 2013|
State College (2-1-2) 3 at Batavia 0
|State College pitching||TCN||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||State College hitting||TCN||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||K||Notes|
|Chase Brookshire||4.0||7||Pitcher of the Day||Rowan Wick||RF||3||1||2||1||1||1||Repeat Player of the Day|
|Jeff Rauh||2.0||2||1||1||Next non-drafted FA standout?||Richie Pedroza||2B||3||1||3||1||1||1||A most honorable runner-up|
|Norge Paredes||1.0||9.6 K / 9 IP at JC in 2013|
|Jonathan Escudero||1.0||1||11.5 K / 9 IP at GCL in 2013|
Wednesday’s games: Yet another camp day is scheduled on Wednesday, with the Cardinals’ clubs again facing off against each other.