Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25

On Sunday, the Cardinals once again had a camp day, during which their top two and next two teams played each other. In addition, the Quad Cities White squad had a 4 ½ inning scrimmage against themselves.

Springfield defeated Memphis while Palm Beach and Quad Cities Red tied. The Cardinals spring record against external minor league competition remains 9-11-3.

Sunday’s Player of the Day: Quad Cities Red’s Roberto Reyes made the most of his two at-bats, with a triple and a home run. The outfielder drove in a pair and scored both times.

Sunday’s Pitcher of the Day: Springfield’s Tyler Lyons spun five shutout innings against Memphis on just two hits and a walk. The lefty from Oklahoma State University fanned five on the day.

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

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 3, Memphis 0

Memphis pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Nick Additon 5 5 2 2 2 5th in organization last year with 128 strikeouts
Brian Broderick 5 1 0 2 Made Washington opening day roster in 2011
Barrett Browning 1 1 1 2 1

Memphis hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Xavier Scruggs 4 2 Look for new blog entry on Tuesday
Chris Swauger 1 All-star in Panama winter ball
Amaury Cazana 1 World traveler
Ryan Jackson 1 Our 13th-ranked Cardinals prospect

Springfield pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Tyler Lyons 5 2 0 1 5 Threw a no-hitter for Palm Beach on 8/8
Jorge Rondon 2 0 0 0 2 Logged a 9.16 ERA in 37 G for Springfield in 11
Keith Butler 2 2 0 2nd in system with 17 saves last season
Chris Corrigan 2 1 0 2 Fanned 29, walked 21 in 41 1/3 IP for PB in 11

Springfield hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Rainel Rosario 5 3 1 Led Palm Beach with 123 hits in 2011
Cody Stanley 4 2 1 Starting C in 2011 MWL All-Star Game
Oscar Taveras 1 1 1 1 Now and forever known as “Minor League Guy”
Ronny Gil 1 1

Palm Beach 4, Quad Cities Red 4

Palm Beach pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Seth Blair 4 1 0 3 3 46th overall pick in 2010 improving each time out
Todd McInnis 2 4 1 1 New York-Penn League all-star in 2011
Ryan Sherriff 1.2 2 1 1
Robert Stock 1.1 3 2 1 Still has some kinks to work out

Palm Beach hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Breyvic Valera 4 2 1 1 Batted .397 in 19 games with Johnson City
Casey Rasmus 3 1 2 Younger brother of ex-Cardinals outfielder
David Bergin 1 1 1
Cesar Valera 1 1
Gary Apelian 2 1 .502 SLG last season was 8th in system
Virgil Hill 1 1 1 Father was boxing champion
Garrett Wittels 1 1 1

Quad Cities Red pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Seth Maness 4 3 1 0 5 Just missed Pitcher of the Day honors
Iden Nazario 1.2 2 1 1 1
Shooter Hunt 1.2 4 2 2 1 One unearned run – Rule 5’s tough spring continues
Jesse Simpson 2 0 0 0 2 Strong with PB last year, but struggled in Double-A

Quad Cities Red hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Roberto Reyes 2 2 1 1 Seven total bases on the day
Romulo Ruiz 2 1
Chris Edmondson 4 2 1 22 doubles tied for 2nd-most in system in 11
Packy Elkins 3 1 1 5th in system with 59 walks in 2011
Vance Albitz 1

Quad Cities White intersquad 3-1

Quad Cities White winners pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Dean Kiekhefer 2 3 1 1 Should be ready to move up from Quad Cities
Yunior Castillo 2 1 4 Very nice outing for ex-SS in 1st camp as pitcher

Quad Cities White winners hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Gary Apelian 1 1 1 Also played in Palm Beach game
Kenny Peoples-Walls 3 1 1 4th round pick in 2011 draft is 18 years old
Jonathan Keener 1 Batted .250 in 92 ABs for JC in rookie year
Nick Martini 2 1 Former Kansas State star
Luis Mateo 2 1

Quad Cities White losers pitching IP H ER BB K Notes
Victor DeLeon 3 1 1 3 2 One unearned run
Corey Baker 2 4 1 Five wins led 2011 Batavia Muckdogs

Quad Cities White losers hitting AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB Notes
Matt Williams 2 1 1 20-for-22 in stolen bases for JC last year
Reggie Williams 1 Six triples in 2010 tied for 2nd in system
Neal Pritchard 2 1
Charlie Tilson 2 1 1 19-year-old was 2nd round draft pick in 11

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