Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/20

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals had another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters opposed each other while the Marlins and Mets faced off elsewhere. Springfield and Palm Beach went home winners on the day.

Tuesday’s Player of the Day: Springfield outfielder Chris Edmondson singled, tripled and homered in three at-bats. Too bad he didn’t have a chance for the very rare spring cycle!

Tuesday’s Pitcher of the Day: Seth Maness, who spent some time with Palm Beach last season (as well as Batavia and Quad Cities), threw three perfect frames for the PB club. The right-hander fanned three.

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.

Don’t read too much into which rosters on which players are appearing as early spring assignments are especially fluid.

On Wednesday, the Cardinals two lower-level clubs, Palm Beach and Quad Cities, will bus over to the Mets’ facility at Port St. Lucie while Memphis and Springfield remain home at the Roger Dean Stadium complex to face New York’s Triple-A and Double-A clubs.

The Cardinals spring record against external minor league competition remains knotted at 6-6-2.

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.

Springfield 12, Memphis 11

Apparently the arrival of Allen Craig inspired all the hitters – along with the wind blowing out. Though his numbers weren’t part of the Vuch report, the outfielder went 0-for-4 with two at-bats each for Memphis and Springfield. He fanned looking both times against Brian Broderick and flied out to center and grounded out to second base vs. Nick Additon (hat tip to Tom Ackerman of KMOX).

Memphis pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Brian Broderick 3 6 2 0 5 Also yielded an unearned tally
Tyler Lyons 3 7 5 2 2 Was Cards’ designated starter in 2011 AFL
Adam Reifer 2 2 3 Spring struggles continue
Willy Paulino 0.1 1 1 3 Big step up for 2011 Johnson City pitcher

Memphis hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Mark Hamilton 5 1 2 1 Good to see 1B man back in action
Xavier Scruggs 5 1 2 1 1 Nice extra-base power from another 1B
Kolten Wong 4 1 3 1 All indications are of a complete player
Jermaine Curtis 1 1 1 Played some OF along with 2B last year
Nick Derba 1 1 1
Zack Cox 2 1 1 5 1 Grand slam!
Adam Melker 1 1
Chris Swauger 1 1

Springfield pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Nick Additon 3 5 6 1 3 Tied for system lead with 26 starts in 2011
Seth Blair 3 1 2 2 3 Better, but a ways to go for 46th overall pick in 2010
Nick Greenwood 2 2 1 2 Began spring in major league camp
Justin Wright 2 3 2 3 2 Didn’t pitch in big league trip to Orlando Monday

Springfield hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Chris Edmondson 3 3 1 1 Solo home run
Niko Vasquez 1 2 1 3 1 Three-run jack
Ronny Gil 2 2 Shortstop quietly hits
Nick Longmire 2 1 Dressed for Orlando StL game Monday
Starlin Rodriguez 4 2 2 1 1 Ditto. Trip must have been inspiring
Mike O’Neill 2 1 1
Jonathan Rodriguez 1 1
Alan Ahmady 1 1 1
Cody Stanley 1
Rainel Rosario 1 1

Palm Beach 3, Quad Cities (White) 2

Palm Beach pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Carlos Martinez 4 2 0 1 4 Our 2nd-ranked Cardinals prospect
Seth Maness 3 0 0 0 3 Perfection = Pitcher of the Day
Todd McInnis 3 6 2 2 2011 NYPL All-Star with Maness

Palm Beach hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Vance Albitz 2 2 1 Went from (Lincoln) Saltdogs to (Batavia) Muckdogs in 2011
Casey Rasmus 1 1 2 Made his one plate appearance count
Cesar Valera 1 Only extra-base hit for Palm Beach
Phil Cerreto 1
Garrett Wittels 1
Roberto Reyes 1
Gary Apelian 1

Quad Cities Red pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Victor De Leon 3 5 2 3 3 Coaches like his stuff
Nick Gillung 3 1 0 1 2 19th rounder in 2011 pitched for Johnson City
Ryan Sherriff 3 1 0 2 5 28th rdr in 2011 split between JC and Batavia
Dyllon Nuernberg 2 3 1 1

Quad Cities Red hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Breyvic Valera 5 2 1 Could 2B man become this year’s Oscar Taveras?
David Medina 3 2 1 2 Getting mentioned here often this week
Anthony Bryant 4 2 1 1
Lance Jeffries 1 1
Sam Tuivailala 1

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