Montero, Romulo Sanchez among those to play winter ball


For the third straight year, megaprospect Jesus Montero will be playing winter ball in his home country of Venezuela. This year he’s going to suit up for the Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League, were he’ll be teammates with fellow countrymen and fellow Yankee prospects Reegie Corona and Marcos Vechionacci. Big bad Romulo Sanchez will also be playing in the VWL, except for Leones del Caracas.

At the moment, the only other Yankees farmhands listed on a winter ball roster are Danny Gil and Walt Ibarra, who will both play for Naranjeros de Hermosillo of the Mexican Winter League. At least half of the clubs in the various Caribbean leagues still haven’t released their roster, so make sure you check back to see who else is playing ball this winter. I promise you, there will be plenty more.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Fall League season starts on Tuesday, so DotF will return in an abbreviated format. Here’s the Surprise Rafters roster in case you forgot who the Yanks are sending. The Caribbean leagues don’t start until later this winter.

Categories : Asides, Minors


  1. Is Kennedy still eligible for winter ball despite his MLB appearance in September?

    Is this off-topic? Did I just violate my own commenting guidelines?

  2. pat says:

    I would like a Jesus Montero Navegantes del Magallanes jersey.

  3. pat says:

    Jose Pirela and Jackson Valera are also playing for the Navegantes

  4. Accent Shallow says:

    AFL isn’t exactly an inspiring group of Yankee farmhands this year.

    (I wouldn’t mind a Navigators cap either, but so it goes)

    • AndrewYF says:

      Kennedy is likely going to get MLB time next year. Romine is one of the Yankees’ top 5 prospects, and might just be in the top 10 catching prospects in the game.

      They’ll be worth following.

  5. billy says:

    Any scouting report for rumulo snachez?

  6. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Jesus’ walk up music.


  7. Amol says:

    Their roster isn’t up yet, but Kevin Goldstein has Francisco Cervelli playing for Cardinales de Lara again.

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