Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/24

On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals had four minor league clubs in action, two at home and two away. Memphis and Springfield traveled to Port St. Lucie (as did the major leaguers) while the Mets’ two Class-A clubs bused to Jupiter.

The top two clubs won while the lower level clubs absorbed losses. The Cardinals spring record against external minor league competition is now 9-11-3.

Saturday’s Player of the Day: Springfield’s Alan Ahmady went 2-for-4, both doubles, and drove in three runs.

Saturday’s Pitcher of the Day: After impressing in major league camp, Springfield right-hander Trevor Rosenthal is continuing strongly. He had a perfect trip through the Mets lineup, retiring all nine batters he faced, six via the strikeout.

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 spring assignments are especially fluid.

On Sunday, the Cardinals once again have a camp day, during which their teams play each other. This is due to the odd number of total teams in the vicinity (three).

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.

Memphis 7, Buffalo 5

Memphis pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Michael Blazek 4 4 0 2 2 Three unearned runs tainted solid outing
Chuckie Fick 0.2 1 1 2 Added to 40-man roster last fall
Logan Billbrough 1.2 2 1 2 2
Maikel Cleto 1 0 0 1 1 Much better outing than two days ago
Tyler Melling 1 2

Memphis hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Allen Craig 1 1 Rehab continues to include long balls
Mike O’Neill 3 2 2
Jermaine Curtis 3 2 2 1 Batted .370 in the second half of 2011
Chris Swauger 3 1 2 1 .296 BA last season was 7th-best in Texas Lg.
Xavier Scruggs 1
Ryan Jackson 2 1 1 Just down from MLB camp a few days ago
Pete Kozma 1
Jose Garcia 1

Springfield 13, Binghamton 6

Springfield pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Trevor Rosenthal 3 0 0 0 6 Best line of the spring, let alone the day
Brad Watson 1.1 6 4 2 1 One unearned run
Justin Wright 2 1 1 2 1 Career regular season ERA is 0.90 over 2 years
Heath Wyatt 2 0 0 0 1 A very solid outing as well

Springfield hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Alan Ahmady 4 2 3 2 His just .117 in 20 game Springfield trial in 11
Nick Longmire 2 2 1
Rainel Rosario 5 2 2 2 1 70 RBI led Palm Beach last season
Greg Garcia 2 2 1 1 Nice extra-base power
Jonathan Rodriguez 1
Ronny Gil 1 Suited up for two spring MLB games
Kolten Wong 2 1 1
Niko Vasquez 1 1 1 1
Cody Stanley 2 1 2 1 2nd in MWL with 38.6% caught stealing in 11

St. Lucie 4, Palm Beach 3

Palm Beach pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Anthony Ferrara 4 5 1 0 7 13 wins last season was 2nd most in system
Zach Russell 2 2 1 1 May be moving into relief role this season
Nick Gillung 2 1 0 1 Sparkling 1.73 ERA for Johnson City in 2011
Travis Miller 1 2 1 2 1

Palm Beach hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Vance Albitz 3 2 .746 OPS in first/only 12 games with Batavia in 11
Chris Edmondson 2 1 22 doubles last year tied for #2 in system
Juan Castillo 2 1
Starlin Rodriguez 3 1
David Medina 3 1
Joey Bergman 3 1
Luis Mateo 3 1

Savannah 3, Quad Cities 2

Quad Cities pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Tyrell Jenkins 4 7 3 1 2 Was on both Johnson City title teams, 2010-2011
Hector Hernandez 4 1 0 3 4 One baserunner and one strikeout per inning
Kyle Hald 2 2 2 Cards Pitcher of Month last August

Quad Cities hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Gerwuins Velazco 3 2 Just 2 errors in 30 games catching in 11
Anthony Garcia 2 1 .407 OBP last season 5th-best in Appy Lg.
Jeremy Patton 2 1 1 30 walks against just 28 strikeouts last year
Roberto DeLaCruz 2 1 1 5th in Appy League in total bases in 2011
Kleininger Teran 1
Steven Ramos 1

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