Matt Carpenter in 2009 and 2016

Then and Now: Carpenter, Piscotty and Feliz

I went to the Pirates @ Cardinals games on July 6 and 7, and I finally got around to looking at my pictures from the games.

There were several players in these games that I got to see play minor league baseball in the Midwest League. Matt Adams, Trevor Rosenthal, Greg Garcia and others. I didn’t get great pictures of all of them, but I did get some of these three players: Matt Carpenter, Stephen Piscotty and Neftali Feliz.

I already blogged about the time I saw Feliz pitch in the Midwest League in 2008- he pitched 5 1/3 innings and had 11 strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader. I also already blogged about following Stephen Piscotty when he played for the River Bandits in 2012.

I did not blog about Matt Carpenter because I didn’t really remember seeing him and he was only in Quad Cities for about a month before moving up. He played for the River Bandits in 2009. I wish I had paid closer attention, but those 13th round draft picks don’t get much hype on their way up through the ranks.

Stephen Piscotty in 2012 and 2016

Stephen Piscotty in 2012 and 2016


Neftali Feliz in 2008 and 2016