What has Happened to Memphis in 2019?

Brian Walton dives into transaction levels and promotions over multiple seasons before locking onto injuries as a significant factor in the decline of the two-time defending Pacific Coast League champion Memphis Redbirds in 2019.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – July 22, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-3 on Sunday. Memphis scored 13, eight driven in by Player of the Day Adolis Garcia, his second honor in the last three days. Jake Woodford tossed seven scoreless innings. Springfield rallied in the ninth to win and State College mounted its comeback in the eighth.

Johnson City Cardinals Notebook – 2019 Week 5

The Johnson City Cardinals trended downward with a 2-5 record this week, which drops them to 15-15 overall, second place in the West Division of the Appalachian League. The Cardinals lost two of three games in both series, on the road at the Elizabethton Twins and a home series against the Bristol Pirates, before ending their week losing the first of a three-game homestand with the Danville Braves. Chandler Redmond and Todd Lott continue to provide the spark offensively. Despite the losses, pitchers Michael YaSenka and Julio Puello continue to put on a show, whether the offense is hitting or not.

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State College Spikes Notebook – 2019 Week 5

After a fast start, the short-season Class-A Spikes had their second sub-.500 week, dropping their season mark to 17-17. Big innings allowed led to a 2-4 record, but outfielder David Vinsky has been red-hot, batting .400 in the six games.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook – 2019 Week 15

The Memphis Redbirds (39-59) had bullpen improvement while going 3-4 in a full week back in action after the All-Star break and remain in last place. Outfielder Johan Mieses is red-hot, slashing .360/.429/.720/1.149 with 15 RBI in 17 games for Memphis in 2019.

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Uriel Curvelo

Became a Cardinal: International free agent signed on July 14, 2019. 2020 contract.

Tyler Reichenborn

Twitter: @T3J4R Became a Cardinal: Contract acquired from Florence of the Frontier League on July 15, 2019.

Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook – 2019 Week 15

The Beach Birds posted a 3-4 record this week due to solid hitting and poor pitching. Nolan Gorman led the way with 11 hits (6 for extra bases) and a .379 batting average - a much-anticipated breakout week for the 19-year-old in his first taste of the Florida State League. On the pitching side, Patrick Dayton proved to be invaluable as he helped solidify a leaky bullpen and secure all three wins.

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Gulf Coast League Cardinals Notebook – 2019 Week 3

After a 2-9 start, the Gulf Coast League Cardinals found their footing on the mound and in the field, going 5-2 for the week. 18-year old right-hander Luis Ortiz has a 3.07 ERA through five starts and two relief appearances, including 6 1/3 shutout innings on Saturday.

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