Cardinals Affiliates All Lose on Sunday
Peoria Chiefs lost 5-2 to Clinton
- Jacob Wilson 2 hits
- Charlie Tilson 1 RBI
- Josh Lucas LP (6.1IP, 10H, 5R, 1BB, 3K)
Palm Beach Cardinals were defeated 1-0 to Jupiter
- 1B Jonathan Rodriguez had 3 of the teams 4 hits
- Jonathan Cornelius (7IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 1K)
- Heath Wyatt LP (2IP, 2H, 1R, 1BB, 1K)
Springfield Cardinals lost 5-3 to Arkansas
- Mike O’Neill 2 hits and 1 RBI
- Xavier Scruggs a double and 1 RBI
- Jake Lemmerman 1 RBI
- Seth Blair (6IP, 6H, 3ER, 0BB, 6K)
- Kevin Thomas was losing pitcher (1-1)
Memphis Redbirds lost 6-5 to Tacoma by allowing a run in 9th
- Brock Peterson 2 hits including a home run
- Jamie Romak 2 hits
- Jermaine Curtis 2 RBI’s
- Maikel Cleto (5IP, 5H, 5ER, 3BB, 5K)
- Jorge Rondon LP in 0.1 innings (1H 1R) (record now is 1-5)
Carson Kelly Homers; Ryan Jackson Boosts Average to .385; Cardinal Farm Results
The Peoria Chiefs were winners on Friday 5-1 over Clinton LumberKings in a rain soaked game that I was in attendance to witness Tyrell Jenkins. Jenkins was the winning pitchers as he lasted 5 innings and allowed 4 hits and one solo home run. After the rain delay Joseph Donofrio pitched 3 scoreless innings and recorded a hold while Zachary Petrick got the save with no runs allowed in the 9th inning. Carson Kelly hit his 1st home run of the season to attain 2 RBI’s while Breyvic Valera, Patrick Wisdom and Jacob Wilson each contributed with a run batted in.
Palm Beach lost 2-1 as Jupiter scored in the 9th inning off of Jose Almarante to win it. Ryan Sheriff started and went 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 1 run but he walked 4 batters in the game. Jonathan Rodriguez got 2 hits including a double and Stephen Piscotty got the other extra base hit by doubling in the 6th inning. Danny Steinstra recorded the only RBI for the Cardinals.
Springfield Cardinals lost 7-6 to Arkansas as Deryk Hooker took the loss in relief of Anthony Ferrara who hurled 5 innings and allowed 5 runs in the game. The Cardinals did hit 3 home runs in the game with them coming from Starlin Rodriguez, Luis Mateo and Xavier Scruggs (11th).
Memphis Redbirds traveled to Tacoma and scored 4 runs in the 9th inning to win 7-4. J.R Towles homered in the game as did Ryan Jackson. Jackson boosted his average to .385 for the season with 3 hits in 5 at bats. Tyler Lyons went 5.1 innings from the mound and gave up 6 hits and 3 runs but fanned 7 in the game. Barret Browning (1-2) picked up the win in relief.
Cardinal Affiliates Results; Ryan Jackson Moves Average to .376
Memphis Redbirds scored one run in the 10th inning to defeat Tacoma. Ryan Jackson continued his torrid hitting with 2 hits to move his average up to .376 on the year. Kolten Wong had 2 hits and 1 RBI
in the win. Michael Wacha threw 7 solid innings allowing 4 hits and 1 run while fanning 8 batters. Victor Marte blew the save but picked up the win.
Springfield Cardinals lost to Tulsa in 15 innings 2-1. Ruben Gotay and Luis Mateo each had 2 hits and James Ramsey walked 3 times in the game. Jake Lemmerman got the lone RBI for the Cardinals. Scott McGregor had 7 very good innings on the mound but giving up 5 hits and 1 runs and also struck out 8 batters. Nick Greenwood took the loss.
Palm Beach defeated Lakeland 4-2 with Scott Gorgon getting his 3rd win of the season. Danny Miranda picked up the hold and Ronald Shaban his 4th save. Palm Beach scattered 6 hits but the big blow was a 3rd inning homer by Nick Longmire. Danny Steinstra and Matt Williams each got an RBI in the win.
Peoria Chiefs were winners 8-2 over Kane County on Thursday to even their record at 19-19. Ildemaro Vargas had 3 hits and 2 RBI’s to lead the Chiefs to victory. Silfredo Garcia started and got the win in 6 innings of work on the mound. Sam Tuivailala pitched the last inning and allowed no runs and fanned 2 Cougar batters.
How does the MLB Draft Bonus Pool Work? (from Baseball America)
Assigned pick values for the first 10 rounds of the 2013 draft have increased 8.2 percent from last year’s numbers, according to documents obtained by Baseball America. The total value for those rounds is $202,501,600.
The Astros, who own the No. 1 overall pick for the second straight year, have the largest bonus pool at $11,698,800. The Nationals, who choose last in each round and gave up their top choice to sign free agent Rafael Soriano, have the smallest pool at $2,737,200.
The bonus pools cover the top 10 rounds and any bonus money paid in excess $100,000 to players drafted in rounds 11-40. If a player doesn’t sign in the first 10 rounds, his assigned value is removed from the team’s pool total.
A team that exceeds its bonus pool by 0-5 percent must pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. The penalties get much harsher after that: the loss of a first-round pick and a 75 percent tax for blowing past a bonus pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; the loss of first- and second-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and the loss of two-first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.
Last year, teams combined to spend 97 percent of their bonus pools and another $23.6 million on rounds 11-30. If they did the same in 2013, total draft spending would equal $220 million. That would be MLB’s second-highest draft expenditure ever, behind only 2011, which featured $228 million in bonuses and another $8.1 million in guaranteed salaries as part of major league contracts (which are no longer permitted for draftees).
(This article is from Baseball America)
The bonus pools for each of the 30 clubs:
2013 BONUS POOLS
Team Picks Team Total
Astros 10 $11,698,800
Cubs 10 $10,556,500
Rockies 11 $10,199,400
Marlins 12 $9,503,100
Pirates 11 $8,884,600
Royals 11 $8,290,700
Twins 10 $8,264,400
Yankees 12 $7,957,400
Diamondbacks 11 $7,229,600
Mets 11 $6,990,000
Cardinals 11 $6,907,900
Red Sox 10 $6,830,200
Padres 11 $6,808,900
Rays 11 $6,694,900
Rangers 11 $6,553,800
Tigers 11 $6,467,400
Blue Jays 10 $6,398,200
Orioles 11 $6,387,900
Indians 9 $6,188,800
Mariners 10 $6,132,700
Reds 11 $6,046,700
Phillies 11 $6,045,100
Athletics 12 $6,036,800
White Sox 10 $5,301,600
Dodgers 10 $5,211,700
Giants 10 $4,712,200
Braves 10 $4,522,300
Brewers 10 $3,944,600
Angels 9 $2,998,200
Nationals 9 $2,737,200
2013 Total 316 $202,501,600
2012 Total 338 $189,903,500
Memphis Redbirds gave up 3 runs in the 6th inning to drop their game to Fresno 4-3. Maikel Cleto took the loss with 5 innings of work allowing 5 hits and 4 with 4 strikeouts and 4 walks. Jorge Rondon blew the save chance. Mitchell Boggs pitched a scoreless 8th inning and Sam Freeman did the same in the 9th. Justin Christian, Kolten Wong, Ryan Jackson and Chad Huffman each had 2 hits in the game.
Springfield Cardinals walloped Tulsa 10-4 last night. Ruben Gotay led the offense with 3 hits and Xavier Scruggs hammered his 10th home run. Chris Swauger, James Ramsey and starting pitcher Tim Cooney each had 2 hits in the game. Cooney hurled 5 innings and gave up 5 hits and 3 runs while fanning 7 in the game.
Palm Beach Cardinals defeated Lakeland 7-0 as Jonathan Cornelius was fantastic on the mound with 7 innings of work. He allowed one hit and fanned 4 batters. Dean Kiekhefer and Ronald Shaban each pitched scoreless innings. Nick Longmire, Anthony Garcia and Jonathan Rodriguez each had 2 hits in the win.
Peoria Chiefs were blanked by Quad Cities 8-0 on Monday. The Chiefs committed 4 errors in the game as only 1 run was an earned run. Josh Lucas took the loss allowing 9 hits and 1 earned run in 6 innings on the hill. Alex Mejia got 2 hits and Casey Rasmus banged a triple to see his average at .326 in the loss for the Chiefs.
The St. Louis Cardinals have two picks in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft. The baseball draft is probably the most difficult of all professional sports to analyze have the first 5 picks. Every team has different needs and is looking for something to plug into their organization. So with that said, I am listing 4 players that the team may take in the first round. I have no allusions of having anything correct in doing this.
Billy McKinney- CF Plano West HS Texas
McKinney is a hitter. He may be a machine. No, not really but he can hit the ball well. As a center fielder, he has some slick tools that may fit into the Cardinals organization. With Taveras likely becoming a corner outfielder in the future, this may their pick for center field.
Andrew Thurman UC-Irvine
There is little doubt that the strength of this draft is in right handed pitchers. Thurman can hit 94-95 MPH and is known as a four pitch pitcher. This season he has refined his finesse pitching and is more draft-able.
Braden Shipley RHP Univ of Nevada
This righty has a mid-nineties fastball and a plus changeup. He may be the Best Player Available at the point in the draft that the Cardinals are selecting.
Jonathan Crawford RHP Florida
Teams love his 97 MPH pitches that have late sink to them. He has been working on a slider and it has plus potential. He has worked on his curve and change but they are not ready to pass through many levels at this time.
St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Results for Sunday May 12, 2013
Memphis Redbirds were defeated by Fresno 7-4 in 11 innings on Sunday. Kolten Wong picked up 3 hits to move his average to .303 on the season. Oscar Taveras, Ryan Jackson and Justin Christian each collected 2 hits in the game. Nick Addition started the game and allowed 5 hits, 2 earned runs and struck out 6 in his innings of work. Eduardo Sanchez blew a save chance in one-third of an inning by giving up 2 runs. Barett Browning took the loss with one inning and allowing 4 hits and 3 runs.
Springfield Cardinals were 7-4 winners in their game with Northwest Arkansas. Anthony Ferrara got the win (3-3) by pitching 6 innings and allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. He also fanned 3 and walked 3 in the game. Justin Wright got his 3rd hold and Keith Butler his 5th save of the season. Mike O’Neill got 2 hits to improve his average to .340 and Tommy Pham garnered 2 RBI’s.
Palm Beach did not have a game.
Peoria Chiefs defeated Quad Cities 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. Breyvic Valera got 3 hits including a triple and Alex Mejia contributed with 2 triples and 2 RBI’s in the win. Kyle Helisek picked up the win (3-1) with 6 innings on the hill and giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs. He was followed by Joe Donofrio getting his 1st hold and Zachary Petrick getting his 5th save.
Memphis Redbirds had 6 runs scored against them in one inning and suffered a 6-5 loss on Saturday. Tyler Lyons was touched for four earned runs and nine hits in just over 5 innings of work. Kolten Wong, Ryan Jackson and Adron Chambers each had 2 hits in the game and Jamie Romak collected 2 RBI’s in the game. J.R. Towles homered in the game.
Springfield Cardinals lost 5-4 in 20 innings on Saturday night. Ruben Gotay went 3 for 9 including a home run while James Ramsey and Mike O’Neill each had 2 hits. The Cardinal batter fanned 19 times in the lengthy game. 7 pitchers were used in the game as position player Gotay hurled the 20th inning and allowed 2 runs for his 1st loss.
Palm Beach was postponed due to rain.
Peoria Chiefs were defeated by Quad Cities 3-2 in action on Saturday. Jacob Wilson had 2 hits including a home run and Charlie Tilson doubled for the only other extra base hit. Michael Aldrete took the loss in relief to move his record to 1-2 on the season.
Cardinal Farm System Results for Friday
Memphis Redbirds (19-14) defeated the Sacramento River Cats 10-3 on Friday evening. Oscar Taveras had 4 hits and 3 RBI’s along with a home run in the win. Adron Chambers had 3 hits and Ryan Jackson and Jamie Romak each collect 2 hits. Michael Wacha improved his record to 4-0 on the year with 6 innings of work where he allowed 3 hits and 2 runs. Marc Rzepcynski pitched 2 scoreless frames.
Springfield Cardinals were beaten by Northwest Arkansas Naturals 5-4 on Friday. Mike O’Neill homered in the 1st inning and knocked in 3 RBI’s as the Cardinals collected 10 hits in the loss. Vance Albitz, James Ramsey and Chris Swauger each got 2 hits in the game. Nick Greenwood (0-1) pitched 2.2 innings and allowed 4 hits and 5 runs and his ERA ballooned to 13.50.
Palm Beach Cardinals defeated St. Lucie Mets 7-3 on a 13-hit attack led by Stephen Piscotty’s 2 home run game. Anthony Garcia, Danny Steinstra and Nick Longmire each had 2 hits in the game. Scott Gorgen started and allowed 3 earned runs on 6 innings but Lee Stoppelman picked up the win in relief. Heath Wyatt pitched one scoreless inning.
Peoria Chiefs in the 1st game of the doubleheader saw Joe Cuda blank Beloit 2-0 to pick up the win. He worked 5 innings and allowed 4 hits. Zach Petrick finished the game with 2 scoreless innings to see him garner his 4th save of the season.
Kurt Heyer took his 1st loss in Game 2 as Beloit shutout the Peoria Chiefs 4-0. Breyvic Valera got the only hit for Peoria in the 7-inning game. Heyer allowed all 4 runs in 5.2 innings of work.
Memphis Redbirds- Sacramento toppled the Redbirds 5-3 on Thursday as the Redbirds got 2 hits from Jamie Romak, including a home run and 2 hits from Justin Christian. They also stranded 10 runners in scoring position in the game. Memphis starter John Gast (3-1) struggled for the first time this season for his first loss, surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits and a pair of walks in four innings. Three Redbirds relievers combined for five scoreless innings behind Gast. Sam Freeman and Jorge Rondon each hurled two frames before Mitchell Boggs ended the game with a shutout ninth inning.
Springfield Cardinals- The Cardinals were rained out and will play a doubleheader at Hammons Field on Friday beginning at 5:09 PM CT.
Palm Beach Cardinals- Nothing like getting pounded. The Cardinals managed 5 hits and were defeated 17-1 by St. Lucie. Starter Kyle Hald had nothing to offer as he went 2.2 innings and allowed 8 hits and 9 runs before giving way to Brandon Creath, Jose Almarante and Iden Nazario. Each of them gave up runs in the game. Palm Beach committed 2 errors in the game.
Peoria Chiefs- The Chiefs were defeated 6-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday to make up the game rained out in Peoria on April 10…Both games will be seven innings with at least a half hour between games…Game 1 starts at 4:00 p.m. and features Chiefs RH Joe Cuda (1-1, 9.00) against Snappers RH Austin House (0-2, 3.00) while game 2 will see Chiefs LH Hector Hernandez (1-1, 3.38) against Snappers RH Dakota Bacus (3-0, 3.60
NEWS: Peoria Chiefs Stadium has been re-named Dozer Park in a press release this morning by the Chiefs and Caterpillar Tractor Company. Caterpillar has the 10-yr naming rights.