Memphis at Iowa: Matt Pearce
Springfield at NW Arkansas: Chris Ellis
Palm Beach “at” Jupiter: Jake Woodford
Peoria at Wisconsin: Ian Oxnevad
State College vs. West Virginia: Paul Balestrieri
Johnson City vs. Greeneville: Zach Prendergast
GCL Cards vs Marlins
DSL Cards at/vs. Angels (2)
Woodford has seemed to plateau..which is ok at his age and experience. He’s not particularly exciting but he’s been average at Palm Beach as a 20 year old (3.14 ERA/4.09 FIP). Could be a Matt Bowman type in years to come, or perhaps a back end starter in the Mike Leake mold. Not a lot of K’s and they’ve decreased every year but keeps the ball down and just gets outs. Not bad at all for a guy who probably barely cracks the top 10 starter threshold in this system.
The 2-6 Thursday for the St. Louis Cardinals system included road losses by all four full-season clubs, but Johnson City earned a walk-off win behind the bat of Imeldo Diaz and pitching of Zach Prendergast. In his first rehab inning, Kevin Siegrist allowed a run.