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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Alex Reyes Struggles; Mike Ohlman Homers; Ryan Helsley Strikes Out Eight

Springfield Cardinals catcher Mike Ohlman
Springfield Cardinals catcher Mike Ohlman
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Alex Reyes couldn't get through the second, but it was a good night on the farm overall. The stateside clubs went 3-1 including a double header sweep by Peoria.

Triple-A: Iowa 6 - Memphis 5

  • Charlie Tilson (LF): 1-4, RBI, BB
  • Tommy Pham (CF): 1-5, RBI, 2 K
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-5, 2B, 2 K
  • Michael McHenry (C): 2-4, 2 R, K
  • Alex Reyes (SP): 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Juan Gonzalez (RP): 1 IP, 3 K

The good and the bad were both on display for Alex Reyes last night. Four of the 6 5 outs he recorded came via strikeout, but it took him 62 pitches and 12 batters to get those 6 outs.

Double A: Springfield 3 - Arkansas 2

  • Harrison Bader (CF): 1-4, 2 K
  • Bruce Caldwell (2B): 0-4, K
  • Paul Dejong (3B): 1-3, K
  • Mike Ohlman (DH): 1-2, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
  • Daniel Poncedeleion (SP): 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K
  • Josh Lucas (RP): 1.2 IP, 3 K

Mike Ohlman's 3 run homer in the 7th was his first long ball since his demotion to AA...Speaking of which there has been a lot of movement on the Springfield roster over the last week or so. Mike Ohlman, Anthony Garcia and Jonathan Rodriguez are all down from Memphis, SS Juan Herrera and IF Mason Katz are both recent arrivals after being activated from the minor league DL, the impeccably named, Blake Drake is up from Palm Beach, and Seth Maness and Brayan Pena are both in town from the big club on rehab assignments. Got all that? I'm sure I've missed a couple as well...Josh Lucas has posted a good K% and tiny BB% to move from long reliever to closer for the S-Cards.

Class A: Peoria 4 - Burlington 2

  • Magnueris Sierra (CF): 3-5, 2 2B, RBI
  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 0-4, RBI
  • Eliezer Alvarez (2B): 3-5, RBI
  • Chris Chinea (DH): 2-3, BB
  • Dylan Becker (3B): 2-4, 2 R, K
  • Junior Fernandez (SP): 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Class A: Peoria 4 - Burlington 2 (7 Innings)

  • Magneuris Sierra (CF): 1-3, R, BB, K
  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 0-4
  • Eliezer Alvarez (2B): 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, K, 2 SB
  • Ryan Helsley (SP): 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K

The peripherals still aren't great, but Magneuris Sierra continues to rack up hits...Eliezer Alvarez pushed his line up to .315/.397/.453 which is good for a 155 wRC+ in the Midwest League. He also has 17 stolen bases and a 12% walk rate...Edmundo Sosa on the other hand is struggling to gain any traction in A ball, his line sits at .252/.294/.330 after an 0-8 double header...Ryan Helsley has not allowed more than 2 runs in a start since April 16th.

Dominican Summer League: DSL Cardinals 7 - DSL Tigers 1

Today's Probables

SPR - Trey Nielsen

PB - Matt Pearce

PEO - Brennan Leitao