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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Hazelbaker Homers for Memphis; Alex Reyes has a short night in Springfield; Harrison Bader hits his first home run for Peoria

Sam Tuivailala
Sam Tuivailala
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The St. Louis Cardinals prospects went 4-1 on Tuesday night. Hazelbaker, Harrison Bader and Brian O'Keefe all homered, and Alex Reyes took the mound for Springfield.

Triple-A: Memphis 9 - Round Rock 7

  • Dean Anna was 3-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. After a very slow start his line is starting to look like we thought it would; a decent average with a lot of walks and very few strikeouts.
  • Non-prospect Folk hero Jeremy Hzaelbaker hit his 7th homer for Memphis. He has predictably cooled off a bit, but the man still has 17 XBH in 101 at-bats for the Redbirds.
  • Jacob Wilson had a double to follow up on his home run on Monday.
  • Sam Tuivailala faced five batters, walked 1, struck out 3 and induced a ground out.

Double-A: Springfield 4 - Tulsa 9

  • Anthony Garcia went 3-5 with a double and a pair of RBI.
  • Jonathan Rodriguez went 3-5 with a double as well and added an RBI of his own.
  • Alex Reyes threw 84 pitches over 3.1 IP. It was shortest outing in the Texas League, but also the most pitches he has thrown. He struck out 6, walked 3 and allowed 2 runs.

High-A: Palm Beach 5 - Charlotte 4

  • Collin Radack continues to hit his way up the chain, he went 5-5 with a pair of doubles. 134 AB into his Florida State League career his line sits at .321/.411/.386
  • Luke Volt Voit went 2-2 with a walk, a triple and 4 RBI.
  • Keith Butler gave up 2 hits, but stranded both runners in his second appearance for Palm Beach.

Class A: Peoria 8 - Lake County 6

  • I mentioned in the comments section of the weekend DFR how much I liked following the Peoria lineup with Seferina and DeJong at the top of the order and a resurgent Kenny Peoples-Walls, but I forgot to mention Harrison Bader. After making a strong debut in the Midwest League the former Florida Gator has cooled considerably. He hit his first full-season league home run last night though, it would be nice to see him end the season on a tear for the Chiefs.
  • DH/C Brian O'Keefe went 2-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI. The 2014 7th rounder had an underwhelming debut in the NY-Penn League last year and didn't impress with the Spikes in short season ball this year either. The results have been more encouraging since being called up to Peoria, in his first 38 AB he has put together a .316/.400/.553 line with a pair of homers.
  • Kyle Grana struck out a batter and picked up the save. After striking out almost 40% of the batters he faced in low-A last year, he has still managed to punch out hitters at a 30% clip in the Midwest League. Unfortunately, his walk rate has almost doubled at just a hair over 15%.

Rookie: Johnson City 5 - Elizabethton 2

  • Magneuris Sierra went 2-3 with a double and a walk, pushing his line in the Appy League up to .346/.387/.436 with 3 homers.
  • 2B Eliezer Alvarez went 2-4 with a pair of doubles. His first exposure to life outside of the complex leagues has been very encouraging so far; he's hitting .338/.366/.456 with 16 doubles for Johnson City.

Rookie: State College v. Batavia PPD