Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 20, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 0-2 on Friday. Memphis and Palm Beach were rained out and will be played on Saturday. Our Player of the Day is Springfield starter Anthony Shew, who tossed seven innings, giving up only one run on four hits, and striking out five with no walks. He was charged with a loss that was undeserved, let down by his offense.

Roblin Heredia

Became a Cardinal: International minor league free agent signing announced April 18, 2019.

Wilmer Ortega

Became a Cardinal: International minor league free agent signing announced April 18, 2019.

Hansel Otamendi

Became a Cardinal: International minor league free agent signing announced April 18, 2019 for a reported bonus of between $150,000 and $300,000.

Edgar Manzo

Became a Cardinal: International minor league free agent signing announced April 18, 2019.

Carlos Arcia

Became a Cardinal: International minor league free agent signing announced April 18, 2019.

Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 19, 2019

Angel Rondon was a strikeout machine in Palm Beach’s win, the only victory in three tries for St. Louis’ minors on Thursday. Rondon was supported by Luken Baker’s three-hit performance but Springfield and Peoria both fell in close contests. Peoria lost despite outstanding relief efforts by Freddy Pacheco and Player of the Day Edgar Escobar. Memphis (and Alex Reyes) was rained out.

Springfield Cardinals Notebook – 2019 Week 2

Returning home in week 2, the Double-A Cardinals went 5-2, including a sweep over Northwest Arkansas, but pitching troubles were evident in the final two games. Manager Joe Kruzel discusses his young team. Second baseman Irving Lopez has swung a hot bat.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 18, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system went 1-3 on Wednesday as Peoria and Springfield combined to surrender 18 runs, Palm Beach lost a classic pitchers’ duel despite eight shutout innings from Player of the Day Perry DellaValle, and Memphis salvaged a nail-biting home win over San Antonio.

Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook – 2019 Week 2

The Beach Birds went 5-2 this week to improve their overall record to 10-3. This keeps them at the top of the Florida State League standings. Justin Toerner has continued his torrid start as he was named the FSL Player of the Week, while Alex Fagalde pitched 11 scoreless innings this week to help the pitching staff remain the league leader in ERA.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 17, 2019

St. Louis’ minors went 3-1 on Tuesday behind stand-out pitching performances by Alex Fagalde (Palm Beach) and Tommy Parsons (Peoria). Andrew Knizner and Johan Mieses (Memphis), Chase Pinder (Palm Beach) and Leandro Cedeño (Peoria) were hitting leaders, with the latter our Player of the Day.

Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 16, 2019

On a 2-2 Monday for the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, Memphis pummeled Round Rock, the A-ball squads both took it on the chin, and Springfield’s keystone cornerstone Irving Lopez earned our Player of the Day honors for the second straight day as he homered twice to lead the S-Cards to their fifth consecutive victory after opening the year with seven defeats.

St. Louis Cardinals MLB Notebook – Week of April 8-14

The St. Louis Cardinals swept the Dodgers at home and split with the Reds in Monterrey, Mexico. Outfielder Marcell Ozuna has five home runs and 10 RBI in his last seven games, but his defense remains shaky. In our weekly history feature, recent Cardinals players from Mexico are remembered, with special focus on six-time All-Star pitcher Fernando Valenzuela.

Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 15, 2019

St. Louis’ minors went 2-1 on Sunday. Our Player of the Day is Springfield second baseman Irving Lopez, whose second walk-off home run of the weekend closed the Double-A club’s sweep. Palm Beach won its minor league best ninth game behind starting pitcher Johan Oviedo and a prolific offense.

Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 14, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 4-1 on Saturday, with Peoria splitting a doubleheader. Our Player of the Day is Palm Beach first baseman Zach Kirtley, who went 2-for-5 including a grand slam. Other standouts include Elehuris Montero, Austin Warner, Angel Rondon, Diego Cordero, Lars Nootbaar and Nolan Gorman.