So, we are about a month away from the MLB Draft. Live this year in prime time on MLB Network. Fewgoodcards has the college Monday wrap-up below.
That also means that we are less than 2 months away from the July 2nd international signing day in Latin America. One of the gems of this year’s class looks to be Miguel Angel Sano. He’s been seen in Cardinals gear, but he’s also been seen in a lot of different team’s gear. All that means is that the Cardinals brass have had contact with Sano. Sano is a 15 year old switch hitting man-child shortstop who should command around a $3 million contract.
Here’s a pretty limited and quick scouting report from an ESPN article on Sano. (fixed, thanks HL)
Miguel Angel Sano enjoys some downtime during a busy week. He has three workouts for pro scouts in three days, the next one in about an hour. Last night he pounded the ball out of Valerio Cabrera ballpark, a short drive from his home in San Pedro. Today he’ll do it again on the field next door.
The ubiquitous MLB Trade Rumors has a post on him today as well.
There’s a great short video on him at Global Post. He’s seen in Cardinals gear in the beginning and a Cardinals shirt while moving into his new home. I’m not saying, I’m just sayin.
Enough dreaming, let’s get to the DFR as the organization went 2-2.
- Blake Hawksworth was great again. He went 6 innings only allowing 3 hits, 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. He has picked up his game lately and is just begging to be taken seriously again as a prospect. Let’s see some more good outings before proclaiming him back.
- Fernando Salas pitched one perfect inning.
- Josh Kinney pitched a perfect 8th.
- Royce Ring made it interesting in the 9th with 2 hits and a walk, but avoided giving up a run.
- Jarrett Hoffpauir, 2B went 4-4 with a walk and 1 run and 1 RBI. It’s always a good night when you don’t make an out.
- Nick Stavinoha, 1B was 2-4 with 3 RBIs.
- New Memphis SS Donovan Solano is holding his own at the level and he went 1-5 with 2 runs scored.
- Jon Jay, CF was 3-5 with 2 runs scored and he was hitting leadoff.
- Lance Lynn was the cat’s pajamas in his first game in double-A. He pitched 5 shutout innings allowing 5 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Nicely done Lance. It is especially good considering the quick promotion. Lynn is impressing so far in his first full pro season.
- Pete Parise had 2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Tyler Norrick and Francisco Samuel each pitched 1 shutout inning. Francisco Samuel struck out the side, but allowed a walk.
- Andrew Brown, 1B went 2-4 with 3 runs.
- Tony Cruz, C went 2-4 with 2 RBIs. He allowed 2 stolen bases, but caught 1.
- Antonio DeJesus, CF was 2-5 with 1 RBI.
- David Kopp started and wasn’t great over 5 innings giving up 3 runs. He gave up 7 innings and 3 walks. He did strikeout 6 guys, however.
- Shaun Garceau followed Kopp and was worse; somehow giving up 3 runs on only 2 hits and 1 walk.
- Eduardo Sanchez pitched a perfect 9th in a tie game with 2 strikeouts.
- Sam Freeman took the loss in the 10th. He was victimized by a error by 2B Colt Sedbrook with 2 outs. Other than that error he did give up 2 singles however.
- Curt Smith played LF and went 2-6.
- Shane Peterson was DH’ing and went 2-6 as well. He had a solo HR.
- Matt Arburr, 1B was 2-3 with 2 walks.
- The only good pitching line belonged to Casey Mulligan who continues his Motte-like transformation with a perfect 8th, striking out the side.
- Now, the bad. Andres Rosales started and gave up 4 earned runs over 3 innings.
- George Brown gave up 2 runs in his 1 inning.
- Jonny Bravo was not Bravo as he gave up 6 (6!!!) walks and 1 hit and 4 runs in 1 inning. That is bad, very bad.
- David Carpenter gave up 3 runs in his two innings.
- Charles Cutler, C went 2-3 with a double and a single. That was Quad Cities only 2 hits.
- Brett Lilley, 2B, Nico Vasquez, SS, Paul Cruz, RF, Chris Swauger, 1B all had one walk each.
- Nico also had two errors in the game. One on fielding, one on a throw. The team had 5 errors total.