Winter ball updates


The entire Arizona Fall League was off tonight, so there’s no game to update. Here’s what the guys in Latin American are doing:

Dominican Winter League
Wilkins Arias: 1 G, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0.50 K/BB
Jose Valdez: 2 G, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0.33 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 G, 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1.00 GB/FB
Josue Calzado: 1 G, 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0.00 GB/FB – former outfielder just did the whole convert-to-pitcher thing after putting up a .252-.305-.376 batting line in close to 1,000 plate appearances

Noel Castillo, Gabriel Tatis, Abe Almonte, Jairo Heredia, Hector Noesi, Juan Miranda, Humberto Sanchez, and Eduardo Nunez are all listed on various DWL rosters, but have not yet played in a game.

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra: 4 G, 2 for 5 (.400), 4 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 SB, 0 CS

Danny Gil is on the same team as Ibarra, but has not yet appeared in a game.

Venezuelan Winter League
Josh Schmidt: 2 G, 2 GS, 11 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2.13 GB/FB – picking up right where he left off with Double-A Trenton
Pat Venditte: 1 G, 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1.00 GB/FB
Romulo Sanchez: 2 G, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K,3.00 GB/FB
Carlos Mendoza: 1 G, no plate appearances
Luis Nunez: 6 G, 6 for 22 (.273), 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 SB, 0 CS
Edwar Gonzalez: 7 G, 3 for 22 (.136), 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Jesus Montero: 2 G, 1 for 8 (.125), 1 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 SB, 0 CS – good to see him back
Reegie Corona: 5 G, 5 for 17 (.294), 2 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 SB, 0 CS
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 G, 1 for 2, 0 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 SB, 0 CS

Juan Marcano, Jose Gil, Emerson Landoni, and Eduardo Sosa are listed on various VWL rosters, but have no appeared in a game yet.

Rosters for the Puerto Rican League aren’t posted yet, but the season doesn’t start for a month. After the playoffs are over, you’ll see some big leaguers make a few appearances in winter ball. Robbie Cano and Melky Cabrera usually make a cameo in the Dominican, but we might see guys like Frankie Cervelli, Ramiro Pena, and maybe even Al Aceves get some time in.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Riddering says:

    Venditte allowed a hit? BUST.

    It’s good see Jesus back. DOTF hasn’t been the same since his injury.

  2. Dela G says:

    very happy to see jesus back

  3. Accent Shallow says:

    I’m glad to see Jesus back, and am excited to see him in Trenton/Scranton next year.

  4. Accent Shallow says:

    Position players converted to the mound have a special place in my heart, so here’s hoping Calzado can at least be as successful as Whelan, Dunn, and de la Rosa.

    (And I hope those guys can get some MLB success next year, although I’d bet against it.)

    • whozat says:

      I betcha at least one or two of them gets a shot in the bigs, and at least one is with the Yanks. If he does a good job, he could hang on for a while. Especially Dunn.

  5. whozat says:

    Wait, where’s Kennedy now? In Tampa in case they need him? Or waiting for Puerto Rico?

  6. Drew says:

    Something about “Pat Venditte” and Venezuela do not go together.

  7. Salty Buggah says:

    Anyone worried about Jesus’ .125 BA, 0% BB%, 25% K%, and no SBs?!!!!

    Should of traded him for Halladay!!!!

    /Uneducated, irrational, grammatically incorrect fan’d

  8. steve says:

    I think Carlos Mendoza retired midseason and became a coach for the Yankees somewhere.

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