World Cup: Prospect Stats Update

The Baseball World Cup announced its all-tournament team, with former Cardinals farmhand Curt Smith named MVP. The 26-year-old Smith, who starred at Vermont in college, now plays for the Lincoln SaltDogs of the independent American Association.

Here's the all-tournament team:
Starting Pitcher: Hyoun Taek Oh, South Korea
Relief Pitcher: Yadier Pedroso, Cuba
Catcher: Damaso Espino, Panama
First Baseman: Jose Abreu, Cuba
Second Baseman: Joe Thurston, U.S.
Third Baseman: Chang Min Mo, South Korea
Shortstop: Jonathan Malo, Canada
Outfielders: Rusney Castillo, Cuba; Tom Brice, Australia; Conception Rodriguez, Panama
DH: Fernando Seguinol, Panama

The United States' bronze-medal game against Canada was cancelled by rain. While the Americans were first told they would be co-bronze medalists, Canada's players were given bronze medals on a tiebreaker (Canada went 8-3 in the Cup, the U.S. went 7-4, and Canada won the head-to-head matchup), while the Americans did not get medals.

Also, the U.S. added Tigers farmhand James McCann, their 2011 second-round pick, to the roster for the upcoming Pan Am Games in Mexico, which begins Thursday. McCann replaces the injured Travis d'Arnaud (Blue Jays), who had surgery on an injured thumb in Arizona this week.

Here's a quick look at the statistics for some affiliated minor leaguers in the World Cup, with this link to the total stats for USA Baseball's club of affiliated players:

AUSTRALIA

James Beresford, ss, Twins: .370 (17-for-46), 2 2B, 2 BB, 6 SO
Tim Kennelly, c/of, Phillies: .316 (12-for-38), 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 3 BB, 7 SO
Stefan Welch, 1b, Mets: .250 (11-for-44), 1 HR, 11 RBIs, 1 BB, 9 SO
Ryan Searle, rhp, Cubs: 2-0, 0.73, 12.1 IP, 10 H, 3 BB, 9 SO
Clayton Tanner, lhp, Reds: 0-2, 4.80, 15 IP, 20 H, 5 BB, 11 SO

CANADA

Jonathan Malo, ss, Mets: .382 (13-for-34), 3 BB, 5 SO, 0 errors
Tim Smith, of, Royals: .361 (13-for-36), 2 HR, 11 RBIs, 7 BB, 8 SO, 2-3 SB
Jimmy Van Ostrand, 1b/dh, Astros: .250 (9-for-36), 1 HR, 5 RBIs
Brock Kjelgaard, of/dh, Brewers: .222 (8-for-36), 2 HR, 3 2B, 8 RBIs, 10 BB, 16 SO
Chris Bisson, ss/2b, Padres: .333 (6-for-18), 1 HR, 5 BB, 2 SO, 1 SB
Marcus Knecht, of, Blue Jays: .200 (3-for-15), 4 BB, 6 SO
Michael Crouse, of, Blue Jays: .148 (4-for-27), 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 11 SO
Andrew Albers, lhp, Twins: 2-0, 0.00, 15 IP, 7 H, 3 BB, 9 SO
Dustin Molleken, rhp, Rockies: 0.00 ERA, 2 SV, 8 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 4 SO
Chris Kissock, rhp, Phillies: 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 SO
Kyle Lotzkar, rhp, Reds: 1-0, 1.17, 7.2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 6 SO
Jimmy Henderson, lhp, Brewers: 1-0, 1.80, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 SO

GERMANY

Max Kepler, of, Twins: .348 (8-for-23), 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 5 BB, 4 SO
Donald Lutz, 1b, Reds: .348 (8-for-23), 3 HR, 8 RBIs, 2 BB, 3 SO
Kai Gronauer, c, Mets: .100 (2-for-20), 1 BB, 6 SO

NETHERLANDS

Mariekson (DiDi) Gregorius, ss, Reds: .265, 1 HR, 6 BB, 2 SO, 1 error
Jonathan Schoop, 3b/2b, Orioles: .171 (6-for-35), 1 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBIs, 2-for-3 SB
Sharlon Schoop, 2b/1b, Giants: .156 (5-for-32), 3 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 7 BB, 4 SO, 3-for-3 SB
Xander Bogaerts, ss/3b, Red Sox: .250 (2-for-8), 2 RBIs, 1 BB, 2 SO

Tom Stuifbergen, rhp, Twins: 2-0, 0.00, 1 SV; 17 IP, 12 H, 2 BB, 8 SO
Juan Carlos Sulbaran, rhp, Reds: 1-0, 0.75, 12 IP, 8 H, 5 BB, 10 SO
Shairon Martis, rhp, Nationals: 1-0, 1.35, 13.1 IP, 10 H, 3 BB, 9 SO

PANAMA

Eliecer Navarro, lhp, Pirates: 3.18 ERA, 11.1 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 9 SO
Paolo Espino, rhp, Indians: 2-0, 3.94, 16 IP, 15 H, 4 BB, 20 SO
Yeliar Castro, rhp, Braves: 0.00 ERA, 2 SV; 5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 SO

PUERTO RICO

Reymond Fuentes, of, Padres: .375 (9-for-24), 2 BB, 8 SO, 1-for-3 SB
Neftali Soto, 1b, Reds: .276 (8-for-29), 2 2B, 3 RBIs, 0 BB, 3 SO
Julio Rodriguez, rhp, Phillies: 1-0, 0.00; 9.1 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 15 SO
Efrain Nieves, lhp, Brewers: 1-1, 3.72, 9.2 IP, 6 H, 6 BB, 15 SO

 

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