Winter Ball Updates

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Fan Confidence Poll: November 30th, 2009

There’s about a month left in the seasons of the various Caribbean leagues, then comes the dry spell until pitchers and catchers…

Dominican Winter League
Abe Almonte: 12 G, 3 for 11 (.273), 6 R, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 SB
Juan Miranda: 9 G, 16 for 33 (.485), 7 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 SB – suffered a minor injury after former teammate Matt Carson ran into his arm while trying to beat out a grounder, but he’s fine and has been playing recently
Eduardo Nunez: 2 G, 1 for 4 (.250), 1 R, 1 BB
Wilkins Arias: 17 G, 12.2 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 13 K
Ivan Nova: 5 G, 4 GS, 25.2 IP, 17 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 17 K – he’s done for the near … not an injury, just shut down
Jon Ortiz: 6 G, 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra: 23 G, 12 for 41 (.293), 8 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 13 K, 1 SB
Jorge Vazquez: 13 G, 13 for 47 (.283), 7 G, 1 2B, 4 HR, 1 RBI, 8 BB, 12 K – looks like he’s a three true outcomes kinda guy

Puerto Rican League
Amaury Sanit: 5 G, 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Venezuelan Winter League
Frankie Cervelli: 6 G, 3 for 14 (.214), 3 R, 1 2B, 3 BB, 4 K – I guess an OBP-heavy .675 OPS I good … (I keed, I keed)
Reegie Corona: 26 G, 24 for 68 (.353), 19 R, 10 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 14 BB, 13 K, 2 SB, 1 CS – well done
Jesus Montero: 9 G, 3 for 26 (.115), 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K – not playing, but he’s not injured
Luis Nunez: 12 G, 9 for 36 (.250), 1 R, 1 2B, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K
Romulo Sanchez: 18 G, 21.2 IP, 16 H, 15 R, 12 ER, 15 BB, 28 K
Josh Schmidt: 10 G, 8 GS, 40.1 IP, 36 H, 23 R, 16 ER, 14 BB, 38 K – he’s at 124 IP this year, nearly double his previous career high
Pat Venditte: 7 G, 9.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Eric Wordekemper: 5 G, 1 GS, 8.1 IP, 12 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 5BB, 3 K

Here’s a clip of Eladio Moronta, the 20-year-old centerfielder the Yanks gave $570,000 earlier this week (thanks to Andy in Sunny Daytona for passing it along).

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Olden talks about succeeding the 'Voice of God'
Fan Confidence Poll: November 30th, 2009
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    I am beyond amused that if you look up Ashmore’s facebook friends, Reegie Corona is alphabetically right after me.

    I don’t know why I am sharing this.

    So now I am a Corona fan and it is nice to see him playing well.

    • pat

      Yeah Reegie is doing well, when half of your hits are for extra bases you’re pretty much killin it.

      • Salty Buggah

        I didn’t even notice that. That’s awesome. And he’s walking a lot too on top of that

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Kid looks like he has a Steve Nebraska arm.

    • pat

      Steve Nebraska > Johnny Utah

      • Jake K.

        No one > Johnny Utah. He went to law school on a football scholarship.

        • pat

          Shane Falco > Johnny Utah, Brooke Langton > Lori Pettey, Dotti Hinson> Kit Keller, High Fastball> Kit Keller

          • Jake K.

            Whatever. I only live to be radical.

            • pat

              That would make a sick tramp stamp.

  • Rose

    Pat Venditte: 7 G, 9.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

    [Puts clothespin on bridge of nose]

    PU – stinks.

  • ultimate913

    “he’s done for the near … not an injury, just shut down”

    He’s done for the year, Mike. ;)

  • Chazzy

    This kid Eladio Moronta has an absolute cannon for an arm. That being said — his swing has some obvious flaws. His lower half is a mess, and that front toe point is going to screw up his plate coverage (more importantly his timing). He’s projectable at this point but needs a lot of work, looks like a weak 15 year old up there– the bat swings him.

  • themgmt

    Jorge Vazquez: 13 G, 13 for 47 (.283), 7 G, 1 2B, 4 HR, 1 RBI, 8 BB, 12 K – looks like he’s a three true outcomes kinda guy

    You got that from 47 ABs? He hits for average and power.

    • SamVa

      how do you have 4 hr’s and one rbi? that’s true skill.