Today, we have a Prospect Feature and examine the Memphis Redbirds as to how they fare in stats in the Pacific Coast League.
The Cardinals, after winning four in a row, have their game canceled at Wrigley Field in Chicago due to very cold weather. GAME CANCELED! It will become part of a day-night doubleheader on July 21st.
The offense just keeps clicking for a few of the Memphis Redbirds as Tyler O’Neill led the group with 3 hits in five at-bats including two home runs and 4 RBI’s. Oscar Mercado led off the first inning with a home run and Max Schrock was 3-for-5 with one run batted in,
Dakota Hudson improved his record to 3-0 on the season with 6IP/7H2ER/1BB/4K. Andrew Morales took over for one inning and allowed two hits and one run and then Sean Guilmet notched his 4th save with two innings of one hit and one run allowed while fanning three batters.
Edmundo Sosa and Darren Seferina each had two hits and a home run in a 6-1 win along with Seferina adding 4 RBI’s in the contest. Andrew Knizner had two hits in three plate appearances.
Jake Woodford moved his record to 1-1 with 5IP/4H/1ER/4BB/5k and was followed to the hill by Estarlin Arias, Ramon Santos, and Chris Ellis as each held the opponent scoreless.
Palm Beach Cardinals- off-day
Peoria Chiefs- off-day
NOTE: Tyler O’Neill has a 10-game hitting streak in which he has six home runs, 18 RBI’s, 13 runs scored, two doubles, and one triple while batting (19-39) .487 during that period.
TOP 30 PROSPECTS
1. Alex Reyes RHP — (MLB) — DL
2. Jack Flaherty RHP — (AAA)
3. Carson Kelly C — (AAA)
4. Tyler O’Neill OF — (AAA) 3-for-5 2HR’s 4RBI’s
5. Harrison Bader, OF — (MLB)
6. Dakota Hudson, RHP — (AAA) 6IP/7H/2ER/1BB/4K (3-0)
7. Jordan Hicks, RHP — (MLB)
8. Ryan Helsley, RHP — (AA)
9. Andrew Knizner, C — (AA) 2-for-3
10. Max Schrock, 2B — (AAA) 3-for-5 1RBI
11. Randy Arozarena, OF/2B — (AAA)
12. Yairo Munoz, SS — (MLB)
13. Oscar Mercado, OF –(AAA) 1-for-5 HR
14. Austin Gomber, LHP — (AAA)
15. Junior Fernandez, RHP — (A)
16. Edmundo Sosa, SS –(AA) 2-for-4 DBL & HR
17. Jonathan Machado, OF — (A)
18. Dylan Carlson, OF — (A)
19. Wadye Ynfante, OF — Extended spring training
20. Alvaro Seijas, RHP — (A)
21. Conner Greene, RHP — (AA)
22. Jake Woodford, RHP — (AA) 5IP/4H1ER/4BB/5K (1-1)
23. Connor Jones, RHP — (AAA)
24. Johan Oviedo, RHP — (A)
25. Delvin Perez, SS — Extended spring training
26. Tommy Edman, SS — (AA) 0-for-5
27. Zach Jackson, C — Extended spring training
28. Derian Gonzalez, RHP — (AA)
29. Ryan Sherriff, LHP — (MLB) — DL
30. Casey Meisner, RHP — (AA)
Prospect # 11 Randy Arozarena
He was signed in 2016 out of Cuba. Prior to that, he spent two year s playing in the Cuban National Series. In 2014, he defected to the United States and basically had to sit out a year. In 2016, he played a few games in Mexico and then he was signed by the Cardinals and began playing baseball after an almost two-year absence. He played in Palm Beach and Springfield last year and had a very good season.
Arozarena is 5’11” and 175 lbs and many believe he is a five-tool player. Currently, the Cardinals have about five really good centerfielders in the organization so it is difficult to project the path to the majors for him. With that said, I believe he can be part of the Cardinals major league squad this year and very likely in 2019.
Here is a video of him getting an infield triple. You got to love the hustle!
MEMPHIS TEAM STATS
The Memphis Redbirds are currently (written before Monday’s game) 9-2 on the season and in first place in the Pacific Coast League American Southern. Nashville is second at 5-6, New Orleans has a 4-7 record for third place and Round Rock is fourth and is 3-8 for the year.
In League batting, Tyler O’Neill is 8th with a .410 average and Max Schrock is 11th batting .386. Also in the Top 25, we find Oscar Mercado at .361 for 22nd and Adolis Garcia 24th with a .351 average.
Leading the league in RBI’s is Tyler O’Neill with 14 and Patrick Wisdom is in 3rd place with 12 runs batted in. The team is 2nd in batting average with a .311 average. Memphis leads the league in stolen bases at 16.
In team pitching, there aren’t many stats to deal with yet as we find the Redbirds are 3rd in ERA at 3.31 and lead the league in fewest walks allowed with 30.
The average attendance at AutoZone Park this season is 5,783.
Tuesday- TBD for 6:35 PM game in Omaha
Wednesday- TBD for 6:35 game in Omaha
Thursday- TBD for 6:35 game in Omaha
Tuesday- home 11:10 AM contest with Ryan Helsley (0-1, 8.38 ERA) vs Frisco
Thursday- It is a 7:10 start at Arkansas with no start announced yet.
Palm Beach Cardinals
Tuesday- 5:30 PM ET in Bradenton with no starters announced
Wednesday- 5:30 PM ET in Bradenton with no starters announced
Thursday- 5:30 PM ET in Bradenton with no starters announced
Tuesday- Winston Nicasio gets the start for a 6:35 game in the Quad Cities
Wednesday- start time is 6:35 with no starters announced in Quad Cities
Thursday- 6:35 in the Quad Cities with no starters announced.
State College starts June 15
Johnson City begins June 19
- St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Mike Mayers to Memphis Redbirds
- St. Louis Cardinals optioned 3B Yairo Munoz to Memphis Redbirds.
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