Nov
27

Noesi, Sanchez, Pena continue strong winter ball showings

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The Yankees have re-signed Josh Romanski, though they lost Steve Garrison to the Mariners. Not the end of the world. Apparently if a minor leaguer is released before becoming a six-year free agent, they go year-to-year after that. A team can’t sign someone and get his extra years of control, if you know what I mean. That’s why Romanski became a free agent even though he was just drafted (by the Brewers) in 2008.

Arizona Fall League (final stats)
Corban Joseph, 2B: 25 G, 22 for 97, 14 R, 8 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 9 BB, 17 K, 1 SB, 3 CS (.227/.287/.371)
Ronnie Mustelier, UTIL: 16 G, 22 for 64, 8 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K, 3 SB, 1 CS (.344/.354/.516)
Rob Segedin, 3B/LF: 29 G, 27 for 108, 21 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 17 BB, 25 K, 1 CS, 1 HBP (.250/.367/.407)
Dan Burawa, RHP: 12 G, 0 GS, 14.1 IP, 20 H, 16 R, 12 ER, 8 BB, 11 K, 1 HB, 1 WP (7.53 ERA, 1.95 WHIP)
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 12 G, 0 GS, 12 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP (3.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP)
David Phelps, RHP: 8 G, 8 GS, 32.2 IP, 36 H, 16 R, 16 ER, 9 BB, 28 K, 3 HR (4.41 ERA, 1.38 WHIP)
Chase Whitley, RHP: 12 G, 0 GS, 16.2 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 13 K, 2 HR, 2 HB (1.62 ERA, 1.02 WHIP)

Dominican Winter League
Abe Almonte, OF: 21 G, 3 for 24, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CS (.125/.192/.125) – I wonder if he’s just out of has, he just stayed healthy for a full season for the first time in his career and is now playing winter ball
Zoilo Almonte, OF: 5 G, 2 for 12, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K (.167/.286/.167) – hasn’t played in a while
Melky Mesa, OF: 16 G, 9 for 41, 6 R, 2 2B, 3 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP (.220/.273/.415)
Gary Sanchez, C/DH: 7 G, 5 for 15, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K (.333/.412/.333)
Ronny Marte, RHP: 1 G, 0 GS, 0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB (? ERA, ? WHIP)

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra, IF: 23 G, 10 for 61, 6 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 15 K, 1 CS (.165/.215/.197)
Ramiro Pena, IF: 16 G, 17 for 57, 5 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 BB, 7 K, 1 SB, 1 CS (.298/.375/.456) – Rakin’ Ramiro
Jorge Vazquez, 1B/DH: 37 G, 52 for 149, 24 R, 5 2B, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 12 BB, 43 K, 1 HBP (.349/.399/.664)
Pat Venditte, SwP: 19 G, 0 GS, 23.2 IP, 15 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 21 K, 4 HR, 1 WP (3.04 ERA, 0.68 WHIP)

Puerto Rican League
Ray Kruml, OF: 13 G, 9 for 40, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 6 K, 2 SB, 2 CS (.225/.225/.275)

Venezuelan Winter League
Dan Brewer, OF: 6 G, 1 for 19, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP (.053/.174/.053) – need to make up the at-bats he lost due to injury this year
Colin Curtis, OF: 15 G, 14 for 51, 9 G,4 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP (.275/.351/.471)
Jose Gil, C/1B: 22 G, 18 for 63, 15 R, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 6 BB, 12 K (.286/.348/.476)
Jose Pirela, IF: 35 G, 47 for 140, 15 R, 5 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 26 RBI, 6 BB, 16 K, 2 SB, 1 CS, 3 HBP (.336/.368/.457)
Rich Martinez, RHP: 1 G, 0 GS, 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (0.00 ERA, 2.50 WHIP)
Hector Noesi, RHP: 6 G, 6 GS, 23.1 IP, 25 H, 14 R, 6 ER, 6BB, 15 K, 1 WP (2.31 ERA, 1.33 WHIP) – he’s up to 104.1 IP on the season after throwing 160.1 IP in 2010 … I think they might have shut him down because he hasn’t pitched in close to two weeks

Based on his Twitter feed, Zach Varce is playing winter ball in Colombia this year. If I knew where to find those stats, I’d pass them along.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Plank

    I don’t see Varce listed as playing here:

    http://teamrenteria.info/teamr.....Itemid=263

    • BK2ATL

      He’s listed under the Tigres of Cartegena. You can find stats under Boxscores or ESTADISTICAS DE JUGADORES.

      http://teamrenteria.info/teamr.....Itemid=262

      FYI – The Colombian baseball season just started this past weekend. So not sure if this kid has pitched yet. I was supposed to go to a Caimanes of Barranquilla vs. Leones of Monteria game in Barranquilla on Saturday, but it was rained out.

      Hope this helps.

  • Undertaker’s Dong

    …?????…

  • Ethan

    I really want to see Pat Venditt in MLB. I haven’t had a chance to see him pitch but definitely would be interesting!

    • dan

      He’ll probably be taken in the Rule 5 draft

      • Ted Nelson

        Doesn’t mean he’ll stick

    • TCMiller30

      I got to see him in Manchester playing for Trenton. His stuff doesn’t really seem that impressive, but it is really cool seeing his switch arms so easily

  • Kosmo

    Whitley looks like he might turn out to be a real find.

  • Platano Man

    Call me crazy, but I saw Hector Noesi playing in the Dominican Winter League with the Licey Tigers not long ago. Did he went to Venezuela or what. I also checked and he is listed in their roster in Licey’s webpage.

  • CMP

    I wouldn’t exactly call Gary Sanchez 5 singles in 17 plate appearances with 7 Ks and no extra base hits a “strong showing.”

    • Ted Nelson

      I’d a tiny sample and the kid is a teenager.

      • CMP

        Obviously it’s way too small SS to make any judgement but I still wouldn’t call it “strong” though I’m just being pedantic.

  • Brian S.

    I’m sad to see Noesi have such a large innings drop. I hope they let him start in AAA and build up to around 160 innings next season.

    • Ted Nelson

      For a teenager playing against men it seems pretty impressive to me that he’s hitting the ball.

      • Ted Nelson

        Reply fail

  • CANO FAN #1

    Noesi is piching tonight. Right now 5 IP. 1 R. 5 H

    • Platano Man

      In Venezuela or The Dominican Republic?

      • CANO FAN #1

        In dominican with licey

  • Jaremy

    JoVa continues to take. Any chance we see him in the majors… Ever?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Ignoring the defense for a second, his bat alone would probably be as productive as Thames and Jones. We could do alot worse and he is a decent corner infielder.

  • Yankzfan1

    Pena? Sanchez? How can you say they are doing well when Chato Vazquez is dominating the whole Caribbean, like every year. The poor guy is hitting .350, leading the whole Caribbean with 15hr and 46rbi, and a 1.075ops in 37 games. He hit another bomb tonight! He has hit in 27 of his last 29 games. In his last 11 he has hit .410, 6hr, 16rbi and over .850slg%. This guy gets no respect!! He won the bench spot last year out of ST and was treated terrible. Trade him, or give him his shot!!! Keep slugging Chato!!!

    • Yankzfan1

      And he had 6rbi last night!! He is hitting .440 with men in scoring posisiton.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Agree. Free Chato!

        We can survive ARod’s injuries and decline with the righty power from Montero and Chato. Those two cost 1M combined!

  • Howard Cosell

    http://teamrenteria.info/teamr.....Itemid=163

    Here is Zach wearing the Gray shirt and Gray hat….

    They have him staying in nice high rise overlooking the water – nice improvement over the Staten Island quarters…

    HC

  • http://www.licey.com Angel

    Noesi have strong flue, the last week

  • Howard Cosell

    Also next to him is Deangelo Mack – they spelled his name wrong as Mark Deangelo.

    HC

  • Howard Cosell

    http://teamrenteria.info/teamr.....Itemid=263

    Just go to Tigres…..they have Batting & Pitching Stats. They don’t have last night’s game though. Zach Varce pitched better this time – 5 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits, 2K’s and 1 intentional walk. Nothing hit hard and the control was better. Apparently, the pitching mounds are atrocious and it is taking the American pitchers time to adjust to the mounds. The infields are pure sand – so running in them is hard too.

    HC