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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Camp Day

It was a camp day in Jupiter, as rain cancelled the Cardinals minor league clubs' scheduled games.

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Editors' Note: Players, and especially pitchers, often play for multiple different spring training "farm teams" during these back field contests, depending on throw days, rest, and who management wants to see on a given day. So don't put much weight on the current rosters.

Memphis 6 - Springfield 4


  • Breyvic Valera (2B): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, K
  • Paul DeJong (DH): 1-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
  • Corey Littrell – 2 IP, 2K

Heading into last season, Breyvic Valera looked like he might elbow his way into the group of potential utility players that the Cardinals had piling up in the high minors, but he never got going in his second extended crack at the Texas League. He has avoided all three true outcomes so far in his pro career, and until he reached AA he was able to hit enough singles to add value with his bat. He is a switch hitter and has the defensive versatility to be a useful bench player in the bigs if he can figure out a way to make his contact dependent approach at the plate work in the upper minors.


  • Danny Diekroeger (3B): 4-5, 2 RBI
  • Mikey Reynolds (2B): 2-4, R, 2B, HR, K, RBI
  • Thomas Lee: 2 IP, 2H, 2 ER, 4K
  • Jimmy Reed: 2 IP, 3 K

Palm Beach 2 - Peoria 1

Palm Beach
  • Ryan McCarvel (C): 2-2, R, 3B
  • RJ Dennard (DH): 1-3, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Ronnie Williams: 2 IP, H, 2 K
  • Brady Bowen: 1 IP, 2K
  • Ramon Santos: 1 IP, H,  2 K

Ronnie Williams checked in at #10 in rb's preseason prospect rankings. Last year was his first full season on the mound, he made the conversion to full-time pitcher after the Cardinals drafted him with the 68th overall pick in June of 2014. His primary pitch is a power sinker that has drawn raves from rb, his secondary stuff is a work in progress, but he made some strides with his changeup in particular last year. Learning to consistently locate his fastball last year allowed him to set up his offspeed stuff, we'll see if he can build off of that this year, hopefully against more advanced competition.


  • Carlos Torres (LF) – 1 for 3, R
  • Riley Drongesen (C) 2 for 3, 2B, RBI
  • Jorge Rodriguez – 2 IP, 2K
  • Steven Gallardo – 1 IP, K
  • Chandler Hawkins – 1 IP, 2K
  • Edmundo Sosa (2B): 0-4

The Cardinals have another camp day scheduled for today, with games on the back fields starting at 1 PM central time.