Dec
19

Arias raises hell in the Dominican Republic

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Yankee farmhand Wilkins Arias was at the center of a little controversy this week. He was suspended for playing in a Dominican Winter League game while not being on the active roster, and then three DWL games had to be suspended because the players refused to take the field in support of Arias. He hasn’t pitched all week, and I honestly have no idea how the rest of this situation played out. Pretty crazy though, tight-knit group down there apparently.

Here’s an update on how everyone is doing in the various winter leagues around the globe…

Australian Baseball League
Nathan Aron: 9 G, 6 for 19, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 6 K, 2 HBP (.316/.364/.579)
Kyle Perkins: 2 G, 0 for 2, 2 K

Dominican Winter League
Colin Curtis: 14 G, 12 for 50, 9 R, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 9 BB, 9 K (.240/.356/.300)
Eduardo Nunez: 7 G, 8 for 23, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS (.348/.333/.391) – hasn’t played since fouling a ball of his face earlier this week
Francisco Santana: 10 G, 4 for 14, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 K (.286/.286/.286)
Wilkins Arias: 16 G, 13.1 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 16 K (2.03 ERA, 0.90 WHIP)

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra: 46 G, 38 for 128, 27 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 10 BB, 33 K, 5 SB, 2 CS, 1 HBP (.297/.348/.375)
Ramiro Pena: 27 G, 23 for 100, 11 R, 6 2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 10 BB, 20 K, 1 CS (.230/.297/.320)
Jorge Vazquez: 32 G, 39 for 118, 21 R, 9 2B, 9 HR, 28 RBI, 12 BB, 39 K, 1 CS (.331/.389/.636) – rakin’
Francisco Gil: 4 G, 6 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP (10.50 ERA, 2.17 WHIP)
Andy Sisco: 13 G, 13 GS, 67.2 IP, 59 H, 35 R, 31 ER, 37 BB, 72 K, 6 WP (4.12 ERA, 1.42 WHIP) – I can’t help but wonder if they’ll use him as a starter in Triple-A next season, they should have a spot for him if they stick Kei Igawa in the bullpen
Eric Wordekemper: 21 G, 19.1 IP, 21 H, 14 R, 13 ER, 11 BB, 19 K, 1 HB, 1 WP (6.05 ERA, 1.66 WHIP)

Venezuelan Winter League
Gustavo Molina: 25 G, 12 for 72, 7 R, 1 2B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 2 BB, 14 K, 2 HBP (.167/.211/.389) – nice ISO
Luis Nunez: 8 G, 3 for 13, 1 R, 1 BB (.231/.286/.231) – hasn’t played in a while
Jordan Parraz: 20 G, 17 for 53, 9 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 7 BB, 15 K, 1 CS, 1 HBP (.321/.403/.434) – the newest Yankee
Jose Pirela: 22 G, 23 for 75, 13 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 HR, 6 BB, 5 K, 1 CS (.307/.358/.427)
Romulo Sanchez: 16 G, 13.2 IP, 15 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 9 BB, 13 K, 1 WP (6.59 ERA, 1.79 WHIP)
Amary Sanit: 3 G, 3 GS, 13.1 IP, 18 H, 11 R, 8 ER, 5 BB, 8 K, 1 WP (5.40 ERA, 1.73 WHIP)

Categories : Down on the Farm

33 Comments»

  1. Daniel says:

    anyone know what he was suspended for?

  2. Accent Shallow says:

    Why would he be suspended? Shouldn’t the penalty come down on the manager or the GM?

    It’s not as though the manager says “Ok, bring in Hernandez” and instead Arias hops off the bench and takes the ball.

  3. Accent Shallow says:

    I go back and forth on Pirela. I’m back to “cautiously optimistic”

  4. pat says:

    Perkins has been horrible.

    • Those stats aren’t updated for him, I’m pretty sure those are still his last at-bats carried over to this post. He was 0-2 w/ 2K on the last post as well.

    • Al Ruggiero says:

      Perkins has had the worst start of any minor league player I have witnessed. Looks like they rolled the dice when he was 16 and it hasn’t panned out (so far). The kid is over matched playing professional baseball and looks phsically weak and skinny. I wonder what they saw in him?

  5. Jeff Levy says:

    How does Francisco Santana have a triple slash of .286/.286/.286?

  6. Ramiro Pena should not be on the Yanks’ 25-man roster at the end of Spring Training. He’s done nothing to merit a bench spot, and that .230/.297/.320 is absolutely pathetic.

    • Jeff Levy says:

      Especially in the Mexican league you’d think he could play better than he has in the majors. Give the utility infielder job to Nunez or Russo, they can’t perform much worse than Pena.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Concur. He clearly can’t hit, and I don’t even think the glove is particularly special.

  7. Toast of banana cream head chopper says:

    Ed Nunez hits a ball off his own face?? That takes alot of talent i would think, maybe he has a future with the Yanks afterall.

    • GermanYankee says:

      that takes pure skill. Ed Nunez knows that he has some special (but useless) skills and sometimes he even amazes himself ;)

  8. Jeff Levy says:

    I don’t know what’s up with Arias, but he was pitching well. How long until he makes it to the Yankees bullpen? Mid-season call up?

  9. Jeff Levy says:

    Anyone know anything about the Australian Baseball League? I’d love to learn more about it.

  10. AndrewYF says:

    I guess this is the end of the Fat Sanchezes :(

  11. YANKS1FAN says:

    Jorge El Chato Vazquez is a beast!!!!!!!!!! His numbers are awesome. and in his last 13g he is (21-52) .404, 13r, 4d, 6hr, 20rbi. .456obp, .827slg, 1.283ops….a current 8 games hitting streak, and reaching base in 14 straight games. He is hitting .300 against leftys, and .348 against rightys. And also, only making one error all Winter. 280chances(.997). He needs to be on 40man and be the corner inf off the bench in NY!!! EL DESTRUCTOR!!!!

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