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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Alex Reyes Leaves His Start Early; Kilichowski Strikes Out 6; And A Pair of Dominican Summer League Sluggers Homer

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Alex Reyes
Alex Reyes
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A recap of the action in the Cards system on Tuesday night, with a quick glance at the Memphis and Palm Beach squads. With it being a lighter schedule we'll also have a rare recap of the Dominican Summer League team's game. Standard caveats about DSL stats should be applied.

Triple-A: Oklahoma City 3 - Memphis 2

  • Charlie Tilson (CF): 2-5, K
  • Anthony Garcia (LF): 1-5, R, K
  • Carson Kelly (C): 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB
  • Harrison Bader (PH): 1-1, RBI
  • Alex Reyes (SP): 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
  • Corey Littrell (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K
  • Miguel Socolovich (RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K

It's only been 37 PA, but the good news is Carson Kelly's BB%, K% an ISO in Memphis are almost identical to his numbers in AA. He's been the beneficiary of a crazy BABIP, but he hasn't seemed overwhelmed by the move up the chain...Alex Reyes was removed after 3 innings and 57 pitches. Probably nothing you can read into that. Nope. Nothing at all.

Double A: Springfield 4 - Tulsa 3

  • Allen Staton (2B): 0-4, RBI, 2 K
  • Paul DeJong (3B): 1-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Bruce Caldwell (2B): 1-2, 2B, K
  • Luke Voit (1B): 0-2, BB, K
  • Juan Herrera (SS): 3-4, 2 R
  • J.C. Sulbaran (SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Class A Advanced: Fort Myers 7 - Palm Beach 1

  • Vaughn Bryan (LF): 2-5, 2 K
  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 0-4
  • Cole Lankford (3B): 1-4, K
  • Casey Grayson (1B): 0-3, BB, K
  • Michael Pritchard (DH): 2-3, BB, K
  • Oscar Mercado (CF): 0-4, R, K
  • Jack Flaherty (SP): 5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

As was discussed in the comments yesterday the promotion of Edmundo Sosa to Palm Beach has moved Oscar Mercado off of SS and out to CF. This is not great news for Mercado whose carrying tool was supposed to be his glove at short. A move down the defensive spectrum to a more offensively demanding position presents a problem for him. There is always the possibility that the move is temporary and he'll be back at his natural position if he is leapfrogged completely by Sosa...Michael Pritchard has kept his poor man's Mike O'Neill thing going; good K%, really good BB%, without any power, and even less defensive value and batting average than O'Neill brought to the table...Jack Flaherty's ERA is a bit uglier than it probably should be, but he is in the top 15 for both K% and BB% as a 20 year old in the Florida State League, which ain't too shabby.

Class A Short Season: Batavia 4 - State College 1

  • Tommy Edman (SS): 2-4
  • Ryan McCarvel (1B): 0-3
  • Jeremy Martinez (C): 0-3
  • Danny Hudzina (3B): 1-3, K
  • Dewin Perez (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Class A Short Season: State College 8 - Batavia 2

  • Tommy Edman (2B): 1-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
  • Vince Jackson (LF): 0-2, 2 BB, SB
  • Ryan McCarvel (1B): 2-4, 2 RBI, K
  • Danny Hudzina (3B): 1-4, R, K
  • Mick Fennell (CF): 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
  • John Kilichowski (SP): 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Rookie: Danville 10 - Johnson City 8

  • J.R. Davis (2B): 2-4, RBI, CS
  • Allen Cordoba (SS): 1-3, R, 3B, RBI, 2 BB
  • Andrew Knizner (1B): 1-4, R, BB
  • Yariel Gonzales (3B): 1-5, K
  • Shane Billings (CF): 3-5, 2 R, RBI
  • Bryce Denton (DH): 2-5, 2 R, 2B
  • Jordan Hicks (SP): 3.1 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 7 - DSL Cardinals 5

  • Jonathan Machado (CF): 2-5, R, 2B, K, SB
  • Wadye Infante (LF): 2-4, 2B
  • Julio Rodriguez (C): 1-4, R, HR, RBI
  • Brian Sanchez (RF): 2-4, 2 R, 3B, HR, RBI, 2 K
  • Edwar Ramirez (SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Jonathan Machado is the 17 year-old Cuban free agent the Cardinals signed this month. Last night was only his 4th professional game, but his perfect world profile would be a speedy leadoff hitter who is a plus defender in center and a stolen base threat...Wadye Infante is slashing .350/.459/.485 and walking almost as much as he strikes out...Julio Rodriguez has a .311/.384/.581 line and is 3rd on the team in homers after only 74 PA...You can add the fact that Brian Sanchez is a 20 year old playing against teenagers, and the fact that he is striking out a lot to the standard caveats about scouting the DSL, but he is also leading the league in homers (13) and has almost twice as many as the guy in 2nd (7).

Today's Probables



PMB - Johnny Walter

PEO - Jake Woodford

JC - Austin Sexton