Friday, January 9, 2015

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-9-15: Jorge Rondon Named Setup Pitcher Of The Year In LVBP; Gustavo Martinez Fifth In ERA & Jose Garcia Tied For Fourth In Hits In LNBP; Eliezer Alfonso Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer

Venezuelan League Round Robin

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Aragua) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.
Luis Perdomo (former Springfield-Aragua) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-1)

Aragua beat Magallanes 3-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Jorge Rondon (former St. Louis-Aragua) was named "Setup Reliever of the Year": Aragua Official Site

Johan Santana (Baltimore free agent-Magallanes) is scheduled to make his first start, since 2002, on Tuesday: Lider

Friday's Games:
Caribes (3-2) visits Zulia (3-2) @ 7:30 PM VST
La Guaira (1-3) visits Magallanes (3-2) @ 7:30 PM VST

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

Justin Christian (former Memphis-Mochis) started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Russell Branyan (former St. Louis-Culiacan) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fifth,  0-for-1 at the plate.
Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis-Culiacan) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (p-s:7-6)(ir-s:1-0)

Culiacan beat Mochis 6-1
LMP Official Site Post Game
Culiacan won the series 4-2

Miami purchased the contract of Arturo Rodriguez from Monterrey: MiLB Official Site

Friday's Games:
Obregon (3-3) visits Mexicali (3-3) @ 7:30 PM PT

Dominican League Round Robin

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Azucareros) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:8-5)

Azucareros beat Estrellas 3-2
Listin Diario Post Game

Eliezer Alfonso (former Peoria-Cibao) started at first base and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Nick Additon (former Memphis-Cibao) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (g/f:5-1)

Rafael Fucal (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run.
Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and allowed two stolen bases.

Cibao beat Cibaenas 8-6
Listin Diario Post Game

Cibaenas fired Andy Barkett (Miami MiLB MGR) as manager: Cibaenas Official Site

Miguel Tejada (Miami free agent) was named manager of Cibaenas: El Caribe

Robinson Cano (Seattle) plans to join Estrellas next Tuesday: El Nuevo Dia

Friday's Games:
Estrellas (4-6) visits Cibaenas (4-6) @ 7:30 PM AST
Cibao (8-2) visits Azucareros (4-6) @ 7:30 PM AST

Nicaraguan League

2014-15 Final Stats:
Jose Garcia (former Memphis-Rivas) played in 15 games going 21-for-60 (.350) with three doubles, four RBIs, 24 total bases, ten runs, ten walks, eight strikeouts, .451 OBA, .400 SLG, and .851 OPS.
Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) played in 38 games going 38-for-145 (.262) with four doubles, two triples, two home runs, seven RBIs, 52 total bases, 25 runs, eight walks, 25 strikeouts, .310 OBA, .359 SLG, and .669 OPS.
Jose Garcia (former Memphis-San Fernando) played in 33 games going 37-for-141 (.262) with seven doubles, ten RBIs, 44 total bases, 13 runs, six walks, 18 strikeouts, .293 OBA, .312 SLG, and .605 OPS.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) played in 43 games going 36-for-141 (.255) with nine double, one home run, 14 RBIs, 48 total bases, 14 runs, 20 walks, ten strikeouts, .379 OBA, .340 SLG, and .719 OPS.
Ryde Rodriguez (former Palm Beach-San Fernando) played in 26 games going 24-for-96 (.250) with six doubles, one home run, nine RBIs, 33 total bases, 12 runs, six walks, 24 strikeouts, .305 OBA, .344 SLG, and .649 OPS.

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Boer) made ten appearances (eight starts) posting a 2-4 record, 2.93 ERA, and 1.47 WHIP.  He allowed 42 hits, 20 runs (14 earned), one home run, 21 walks, threw three wild pitches, and struck 25 out over 43 innings.
Jhonny Polanco (Peoria-Boer) made 11 relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 9.58 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and four saves.  He allowed 11 hits, 11 earned runs, seven walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck 11 out over 10.1 innings.

Friday's Playoff Game:
Boer (23-25) visits Chinandega (26-22) @ 6:00 PM

Australian Baseball League

C.J. Beatty (former Palm Beach-Brisbane) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one throwing error.

Canberra beat Brisbane 2-0
Canberra Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Melbourne (13-25) visits Sydney (18-20) @ 6:00 PM AET
Brisbane (19-19) visits Canberra (19-19) @ 7:00 PM AET
Adelaide (25-13) visits Perth (20-18) @ 7:20 PM AWST

Puerto Rican League Round Robin

Luis Mateo (Memphis free agent) was placed on the inactive list by Caguas: Caguas Official Twitter

Friday's Games:
Santurce (4-1) visits Carolina (2-3) @ 7:30 PM AST
Caguas (1-4) visits Mayaguez (3-2) @ 7:30 PM AST

Colombian League

Neder Horta (former St. Louis scout) does not think he will return as Sincelejo manager next winter: El Meridiano

Playoffs Begin Saturday

Veracruz League

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Paso de Ovejas) started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Paso de Ovejas and La Cuenca tied 4-4
LIV Official Site Post Game

Playoffs Begin Friday

Panama League

Allen Cordoba (DSL-Urraca) has played in 17 games going 15-for-55 (.276) with one double, four RBIs, 16 total bases, 16 total bases, seven runs, six walks, eight strikeouts, .355 OBP, .291 SLG, and .646 OPS.
Edmundo Sosa (State College-Metro) has played in 19 games going 18-for-70 (.257) with four doubles, one home run, three RBIs, 25 total bases, 13 runs, 11 walks, three sacrifices, one sac fly, 12 strikeouts, .376 OBP, .357 SLG, and .734 OPS.
Jonathan Rivera (DSL-Metro) has played in 14 games going 8-for-50 (160) with two doubles, one triple, one RBI, 12 total bases, five runs, three walks, one sacrifice, 13 strikeouts, .208 OBP, .240 SLG, and .448 OPS.

Friday's Games:
Cocle (13-7) visits Metro (9-11) @ 7:00 PM
Herrera (7-13) visits Urraca (11-9) @ 7:00 PM

Nippon Professional Baseball

Yokohama is interested in signing Yoslan Herrera (Anaheim): Yakyubaka

Takashi Toritani (Hanshin) has decided to stay in Japan instead of pursuing MLB: Yakyubaka

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