Winter Ball Update

Football Open Thread
Open Thread: The calm before the storm

Make sure you join Andy in Sunny Daytona’s “Bring Melvin To America” Facebook group. If you don’t, the Asesino de los Sueños will hunt you down.

Dominican Winter League
Abe Almonte: 16 G, 5 for 16 (.313), 6 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K, 2 SB
Juan Miranda: 11 G, 17 for 40 (.425), 8 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 SB – Bryan Hoch has an update on his elbow injury
Eduardo Nunez: 2 G, 1 for 4 (.250), 1 R, 1 BB – hasn’t played in about two weeks
Wilkins Arias: 20 G, 14 IP, 16 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 14 K
Ivan Nova: 5 G, 4 GS, 25.2 IP, 17 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 17 K – he’s been shut down
Jon Ortiz: 6 G, 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra: 27 G, 16 for 54 (.296), 9 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 14 K, 1 SB
Ramiro Pena: 11 G, 13 for 39 (.333), 6 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB – just showed up
Jorge Vazquez: 19 G, 18 for 70 (.257), 9 R, 2 2B, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 9 BB, 18 K – he’s got the POWAH

Puerto Rican League
Amaury Sanit: 6 IP, 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Venezuelan Winter League
Frankie Cervelli: 6 G, 3 for 14 (.214), 3 R, 1 2B, 3 BB, 4 K – didn’t play at all this past week
Reegie Corona: 31 G, 31 for 89 (.348), 23 R, 13 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 16 BB, 14 K, 2 SB, 1 CS – shades in Melky Cabrera in winter ball last year
Jesus Montero: 9 G, 3 for 26 (.115), 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K
Luis Nunez: 13 G, 11 for 40 (.275), 2 R, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K
Romulo Sanchez: 20 G, 24.2 IP, 16 H, 15 R, 12 ER, 16 BB, 35 K - love the K/9, but not the BB/9
Josh Schmidt: 12 G, 9 GS, 48 IP, 45 H, 26 R, 19 ER, 18 BB, 42 – he’s also hit six batters
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

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Football Open Thread
Open Thread: The calm before the storm
  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The first 100 members get pie.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Well I was number 36, do I gotta come to Daytona to get pie?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        That’s the only catch….and that the pie is mincemeat.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      A.J. Burnett style?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      I was one of the first 10

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        You have and will always be top 10 material, Rebecca.

        Now, as a top 10er, it is your responsibility to invite all of your Facebook friends to join as well. Why should only my friends think I’m insane?

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Is “Jesus Kasundi Montero” THE Jesus Montero?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        No, that’s Jesus’ brother, Jesus. He’s a catcher in the Cardinals organization.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Jesus(Yankee)is actually referred to as “Burul” by his family.

  • Chip

    If Romine puts something like a .280/.350/.480 line in AA this year, will he start shooting up prospect rankings?

    • AndrewYF

      Of course he would. What a silly question.

    • pat

      Dude he’d be like top 20 in all of baseball.

    • Salty Buggah

      I would go nuts if he put up those numbers. Absolutely nuts.

  • trent

    So Mike, could Reegie Corona supplant Robinson Cano by 2011?

    • pat

      I’m not Mike, but I can answer this.

      Absolutely not.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Exactly what I was gonna say. Reegie is a utility guy at best. Those are useful and nice to have when they’re home grown and cheap. But he sure as heck aint no Robbie Cano.

        • trent

          What’s the deal with Russo? Is he utility as well?

          • whozat

            At best.

            I’m pretty sure that, with a little effort on your part, you could answer all of these questions yourself. Not only has Chad Jennings talked a good bit about these guys at LoHud over the last several weeks (since he watched them every day in his job as the SWB beat reporter), but I’m sure that Mike’s talked about these guys here as well. Search is your friend.

            • trent

              I’m bored. Just looking to initiate good conversation and banter about prospects, etc. Can’t get that in an article. Tired of reading about the same guys. Montero can hit, i get it. Jackson can also hit, i get it. Dunn can’t hit the broadside of a barn, i get it.

            • trent

              By the way, I am not familiar with some of these sites. Thanks for the info whozat.

              • pat

                This is the best one-

                http://www.baseball-reference.com
                Gives ages, minors stats majors stats all sorts of good stuff.

                • trent

                  Thanks Pat.

              • whozat

                This very blog has an extensive list of other sites to read on the right of every single page. They’re even conveniently categorized for you.

  • trent

    Would that be a pie in the face Andy?

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Have you ever been hit in the face with mincemeat pie? That pie has some density to it.

  • trent

    Why not Pat? Is Reegie not the real deal to you?

    • pat

      Hahaha, no sir, not even close. Much akin to the case of Colin Curtis, a few good weeks of Fall ball do not erase a poor poor career in the minors thus far. 262/.338/.342 in 2500 plate appearances isn’t going to replace .306/.339/.480 from 26 y/o Robinson Cano.

      • trent

        How old is Corona? Also, do you think anyone will take a flyer on Curtis in the Rule 5?

        • pat

          http://tinyurl.com/yfe48qu

          Somebody might take a flyer on Curtis, it really doesn’t cost much at all. Maybe someone thinks his power surge in the AZFL is a sign of things to come. It can’t hurt I think it only costs like 50 grand or so to pick someone.

          • Salty Buggah

            I hope someone does. I highly doubt Curtis will stick on the roster all year so the Yanks will end up profiting by $25,000 in the end. It’s not a lot but it’s something.

            • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

              Isn’t it $50K? And you have to pay $25K to get a guy back?

              • Salty Buggah

                Yea, so the Yanks profit by $25,000 like I said.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                  I could see them not taking him back and just keeping the $25K.

                • Salty Buggah

                  Well, yea I guess they could. Then, $50,000 is even better I guess. I think they might take him back so they can trade for another Hairston/Hinske-esque deal.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                  The trade idea would make sense, too. He should have more value then the guys we traded for Hinske.

          • trent

            Yes, I heard he changed his stance and overall approach at the plate. Could be a fourth outfielder somewhere.

  • ultimate913

    Does anyone know Jesus Montero’s real facebook profile? I REALLY want to add him.

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

      I’m friends with Keven Russo.

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        Kevin*

        Vowel fail.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I don’t think he’s on Facebook. If he is, it’s double secret Facebook.

      • ROBTEN

        I heard he didn’t want any friend requests, so he’s listed under “Kevin Youkilis”

        /hiyoooo

  • Alex K.

    Question based on “not what you say, but how you say it.” Has:

    “Ivan Nova’s been SHUT DOWN!”

    or

    “Ivan Nova’s been shut down.”

    ?

    • pat

      shut down as in he’s not pitching anymore.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Shut down as in they sent him home.

      • Alex K.

        Gotcha, thanks.

        • ultimate913

          I’d much rather hear “Ivan Nova has pitched a shutout.” :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    There was a game last night in the Puerto Rican League, the score was 14-1 in the 7th or 8th inning, and 13 of the runs were unearned.

    • dkidd

      i didn’t know (italian shortstop whose name i can’t remember) was playing in the prl

      • dkidd

        i didn’t know carmen angelini was playing in the prl!!!

        huh? huh?

        /tip your waitress’d

        • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Zing!!

          • dkidd

            try the nachos

            also: it’s kind of a mess, but adam sandler is excellent in “funny people”