The Arizona Fall League is an opportunity for major league teams to get further experience for some of their minor league players. The Cardinals’ players are assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs. Through the weekend, the Desert Dogs are last in the league’s West Division with a record of 6-11.
Starting pitcher Austin Gomber continues to excel in the league. Saturday, Gomber pitched 5.0 innings and picked up another win, upping his record to 3-0. He recorded five strikeouts, only allowing two hits and one unearned run, and lowered his ERA to 2.12. He continues to lead the league in innings pitched (17.0) and is tied for most strikeouts with 19.
Lefty reliever Corey Littrell pitched 7.1 innings in five appearances, and has a 2.45 ERA with eight strikeouts and only one walk.
Fellow lefty reliever Ryan Sherriff has pitched 5.1 innings, racking up seven strikeouts and three walks. This past week, he lowered his ERA to 6.75.
Outfielder Harrison Bader continues to be the top St. Louis hitting prospect. In 35 at-bats, he’s hitting .343 and slugging .457. He has seven strikeouts and three walks.
Catcher Carson Kelly is hitting .250 in 40 at-bats, slugging .425 and leading the team with two home runs. Impressively, he has five walks compared to only four strikeouts.
Third-baseman Paul DeJong has 34 at-bats and is hitting .206. He’s struggling in the early going, piling up 10 strikeouts without a walk. He does have one home run.
All statistics are courtesy of MLB.com.