The Cardinals have released Amaury Cazana, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch (via Twitter). The news was first reported by Brian Walton of The Cardinal Nation (via Twitter). In parts of six seasons at the Triple-A level, the corner outfielder owns a .338/.408/.528 slash line.
The Cuban was loaned out to the Triple-A Mexican league for the last two years but was with Triple-A Memphis this season, where he hit .238/.297/.327 in 30 games. Cazana, whose birth year has been reported to be somewhere between 1974 and 1978, developed a good deal of buzz amongst Cardinals fans over the years but never appeared in the majors.
The Cards are on a roll today when it comes to releasing people.
Their farm system is more than deep enough to release a few underachievers.
“Birth year has been reported to be somewhere between 1974 and 1978.” Always a good sign…
Dang. If the Cardinals actually brought him up for a season he would hit 25-30 home runs. But then again, it kind’ve scared me to see he had 111 Pa’s but 100 at bats. Pablo Sandoval much?
What…does that even mean?
Exactly 1.11 PA for every AB.
In 2011, the MLB had 185,245 PA and 165,705 AB.
Or 1.1179 PA per AB.
Yes…he’s an anomaly alright.
Ok first a “PA” is a plate appearance. And next a walk does not count as an At bat but it counts as a PA. If you have 600 PA’s and 100 AB’s then you either get walked or get hit by a pitch 500 times. But if you have 200 PA’s and 200 AB’s then you don’t walk once in a season. Either you hit a lot or strikeout a lot. I meant he strikes out a lot.
Thanks…I actually knew (lemme check) Yeah…all of that. In point of fact, he had 101 AB for his 111 PA, with 9 BBs and 1 IBB to make up the difference. He does have 27 SO for those ten walks….which is high but not absurd. I personally would think his complete lack of slugging would be much more of an issue for you. But hey…if PA/AB ratios get you going…then…well..he’s completely average. Slightly worse actually this year, given it is actually 1.099 PA/AB, so I can see why THAT would be the reason to pink slip him.
OR…it could be that he’s between 33-37, never made it past AAA is is currently hitting 90 points below his AAA BA, and 200 points below on slugging average.
But your reason was good too.
you also have to take into account sacrifices