Dec
26

Ivan Nova, the mystery winter ball pitcher

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Apparently Ivan Nova has been pitching in the Dominican Winter League according to Tim Bontemps, but I can’t find anything supporting that. He’s not listed on the roster and his milb.com page doesn’t list any stats. Bontemps says Nova threw 25.2 innings in the DWL (17 K, 4 BB), which would push his 2010 total to 212.2 IP. That’s a jump of 73.1 innings from last year. Nova’s been a horse as a pro, throwing at least 140 innings every year since 2008 (he was two outs short in 2009, close enough), but he’s never eclipsed the 200 IP mark, or even come close to it really.

Anyway, here’s the latest update from the various winter leagues…

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: 3 G, 0 for 5, 4 K – hey look, he finally made contact

Dominican Winter League (season ended Dec. 21st)
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) – still hasn’t played since fouling a ball off his face
Francisco Santana: 13 G, 4 for 16, 2 R, 2 RBI, 4 K (.250/.250/.250)
Wilkins Arias: 17 G, 14 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 19 K (3.21 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) – finally got back on the mound after last week’s incident … one of those walks is intentional

Mexican Pacific League (season ends Dec. 30th)
Walt Ibarra: 51 G, 46 for 147, 29 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 10 BB, 37 K, 5 SB, 2 CS, 1 HBP (.313/.356/.401)
Ramiro Pena: 29 G, 26 for 110, 14 R, 6 2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 10 BB, 21 K, 1 CS (.236/.298/.318)
Jorge Vazquez: 36 G, 46 for 133, 24 R, 10 2B, 10 HR, 30 RBI, 13 BB, 41 K, 1 CS (.346/.401/.647) – boy he sure does strike out a lot
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: 14 G, 14 GS, 72.2 IP, 61 H, 35 R, 31 ER, 42 BB, 60 K, 6 WP (3.84 ERA, 1.42 WHIP)
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 (season ends Dec. 30th)
Gustavo Moliva: 29 G, 13 for 80, 7 R, 2 2B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 2 BB, 17 K, 2 HBP (.163/.202/.375) – at least his ISO is really good
Luis Nunez: 11 G, 5 for 22, 2 G, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K (.227/.320/.227)
Jordan Parraz: 25 G, 22 for 72, 12 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 9 BB, 20 K, 1 CS, 2 HBP (.306/.393/.389)
Jose Pirela: 25 G, 28 for 88, 16 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 7 BB, 7 K, 1 CS (.318/.368/.420)
Romulo Sanchez: 18 G, 14.2 IP, 19 H, 13 R, 12 ER, 11 BB, 15 K, 2 WP (7.36 ERA, 2.05 WHIP)
Amaury Sanit: 4 G, 4 GS, 18.1 IP, 21 H, 11 R, 8 ER, 5 BB, 12 K, 1 WP (3.93 ERA, 1.42 WHIP)
Josh Schmidt: 13 G, 12 GS, 66 IP, 46 H, 21 R, 20 ER, 32 BB, 62 K,  (2.72 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) - he’s also hit seven guys

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love that Nunez’s BA is > than his OBP.

    • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

      I love that Pena is an 0′fer or two away from a triple slash line that starts with all 2′s. That’s impressive.

      • Accent Shallow

        I think I would be ok with DFAing his ass.

        • Jess

          Based on winter ball? You are a cruel master.

      • smurfy

        I saw he wasn’t hitting any good down there, disappointed because his leather is a very fine thing, and arm, accuracy, finesse no embarassment, you forget Jeter isn’t there.

        If he’s as humble and smart as he looks, he’s saved enough to buy a house by the beach, and can marry that peach he’s always desired. But if he’s lucky, someone will whisper that word in his ear to turn potential into actuality. He has the sweetest lefty swing this side of Robinson Cano, but he hasn’t the confidence, or maybe some tactics to cope with what the pitcher’s dishing out.

  • Plank

    I hate that there is live baseball being played and we have no way of watching it.

    • Borninthebk

      ESPN carries the game on the Spanish channel network

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Andy Sisco: 14 G, 14 GS, 72.2 IP, 16 H, 35 R, 31 ER, 42 BB, 60 K, 6 WP (3.84 ERA, 1.42 WHIP)

    16 hits in 72.2 innings, with 31 earned runs, and 42 walks… is there a type in there somewhere?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      typo*

      (ironic that I had a typo for the word ‘typo’ huh? lol)

    • 28 this year

      I guess walks will kill ya.

    • Accent Shallow

      Mike transposed the digits — Sisco gave up 61 hits.

  • Shaun

    Sounds like someone is working hard to try and overcome the, “3rd time through a lineup my ass gets hit hard” hump.

    • Borninthebk

      He is a good pitcher and still young and gets nervous with batters on base. He will be fine this year with the “3rd time around hump” he may even have a shot at the CY Young.

  • AJ

    Ramiro Peña is no good.

  • Accent Shallow

    I think I’m bearish on Jose Pirela this week.

    Potential future starter? No?

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

    I’m sure this is where Bontemps got his information.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/.....038;y=2009

    • Accent Shallow

      Wow.

      If true, what an amateur.

    • Mike HC

      Nice find. That is clearly what is going on here.

      • Raphy

        I wouldn’t totally blame him. If you select 2010, it gives you the 2009 stats. mlb.com should take some of the blame.

  • http://none Angel

    NOVA is NOT PITCHING!

    • Borninthebk

      How would you know…