DotF: Sanchez continues to rake in AzFL; Mitchell makes two starts in Puerto Rico

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Both C Gary Sanchez and LHP Chaz Hebert will participate in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game. Here are the East and West rosters. The AzFL Fall Stars Game will be played at 8pm ET tonight. You can watch live on both MLB.com and MLB Network. Here’s the weekly winter ball update.

Arizona Fall League

  • OF Tyler Austin: 13 G, 13-48 (.271), 7 R, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 BB, 1 K, 4 SB, 2 CS (.271/.352/.438) — nice showing in the AzFL after a poor summer
  • OF Dustin Fowler: 8 G, 10-34 (.294), 9 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, 5 SB — looking forward to seeing what he does next year … he has tools and was a two-sport guy in high school, so he’s still figuring out this baseball thing
  • C Gary Sanchez: 15 G, 21-64 (.328), 10 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 2 BB, 13 K, 3 SB, 1 CS, 1 HBP (.328/.353/.688) — leads the league in homers (by two) and total bases (by eleven)
  • SS Tyler Wade: 12 G, 7-36 (.194), 4 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 SB, 1 CS (.194/.286/.250) — curious to see how he handles Double-A pitching next year, that’ll be a big test for him
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo: 4 G, 4 GS, 6.1 IP 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR (4.26 ERA, 0.95 WHIP) — I wonder how quickly they’ll look to move him up the ladder next season since he turns 22 in March
  • LHP Ian Clarkin: 4 G, 4 GS, 16.1 IP, 22 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 10 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP (6.06 ERA, 1.96 WHIP) — the results stink but I’m just glad he’s healthy
  • LHP Chaz Hebert: 4 G, 0 GS, 9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K (1.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) — he’s Rule 5 Draft eligible and I’m really curious to see what happens … he had a pretty nice year (2.45 ERA and 3.13 FIP in 143 innings at mostly High-A Tampa)
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 6 G, 0 GS, 7.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 WP (8.22 ERA, 1.57 WHIP)

Dominican Summer League

  • IF Abi Avelino: 1 G, 0-1, 1 K
  • RHP Andury Acevedo: 2 G, 0 GS, 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP (5.40 ERA, 2.40 WHIP)
  • RHP Joel De La Cruz: 1 G, 0 GS, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (9.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) — remember when he was on the MLB roster for like two days this year but didn’t pitch? what a time to be alive
  • UTIL Jose Rosario and SS Jorge Mateo are on rosters but have not appeared in a game yet.

Mexican Pacific League

  • OF Rico Noel: 9 G, 4-38 (.105), 5 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 11 K, 5 SB, 1 CS (.105/.190/.158) — Rico’s a runner, he ain’t a hitter
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 10 G, 0 GS, 7 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, 2 HR, 1 WP (11.57 ERA, 2.29 WHIP)
  • RHP Luis Niebla: 5 G, 5 GS, 25.2 IP, 18 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 11 BB, 15 K, 1 HR, 2 HB, 1 WP (3.51 ERA, 1.13 WHIP)
  • RHP Cesar Vargas: 12 G, 0 GS, 9.2 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 13 K, 3 HR, 1 HB (3.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP)

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (Puerto Rico)

  • IF Cito Culver: 4 G, 2-12 (.167), 1 BB, 5 K (.167/.231/.167) — might be time to try him on the mound
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 2 G 2 GS, 8.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HB (3.12 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) — glad he’s getting some more innings after spending a big chunk of the season in the bullpen
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs is listed on a roster but has not appeared in a game yet.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • C Francisco Arcia: 17 G, 13-44 (.295), 3 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 6 RBI, 7 BB, 8 K (.295/.392/.409) — I’m pretty sure he’s a minor league free agent this offseason, so he might not even be in the organization anymore
  • OF Ben Gamel: 18 G, 16-63 (.254), 8 R, 4 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 8 BB, 14 K, 2 SB, 1 CS (.254/.329/.460) — he’s Rule 5 Draft eligible and I think he’ll be added to the 40-man roster … the deadline to do so is two weeks from yesterday
  • OF Ericson Leonora: 14 G, 4-22 (.182), 5 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5 K, 1 SB (.182/.217/.318)
  • OF Teodoro Martinez: 22 G, 21-82 (.256), 14 R, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 11 K, 2 SB, 2 HBP (.256/.307/.305)
  • UTIL Jose Pirela: 13 G, 21-48 (.438), 12 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 BB, 3 K (.438/.526/.646) — he’s been intentionally walked three times already!
  • RHP Luis Cedeno: 4 G, 0 GS, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 B, 1 K, 1 HB, 1 WP (4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)
  • RHP Jaron Long: 4 G, 4 GS, 23.2 IP, 20 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 11 K, 1 HR (1.90 ERA, 1.01 WHIP)
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 9 G, 0 GS, 7.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, 1 HR (8.22 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) — he went unpicked in the Rule 5 Draft last year and I’m guessing the Yankees will bet that’ll happen again this winter
  • IF Thairo Estrada is listed on a roster but has not yet played in a game.
Yankees do not make any qualifying offers before Friday's deadline
Guest Post: Replacing a Legend: The Story of A Bust Prospect